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08/05/2013 at 10:24
TMI WARNING: Got a docs appointment in morning- Ive had a long term problem with itching 'down below', last doc gave me a steriod cream which helped but only short term- but ive noticed over the year i tend to get fishers (tear) quite easily and bleed, from scratching. But ive also noticed that my inner and out labia are kinda swollen, so got the mirror out and something is NOT right! So i confinded in my mum and she tells me my grandma has 'Lichen sclerosus' which is a skin condition of the vulva So i googled...and my symptoms are spot on, only im not bad enough to have developed server scar tissue! What i dont get is why didnt my previous doctor pick up on this if its what i have??? I may not be able to have a vaginal delivery and people with this condition do not heal well and tear very easily, so im super scared but im not going to be fobbed off with creams! Going to demand to see an OB and get a biopsy ect because ive had it for atleast 4 years and is only getting worse!
Anyone hear of this???
08/05/2013 at 11:03
Hi Superquish, sorry you're feeling rough.
I haven't heard much of Lichen Sclerosus other than it's another of those illnesses that will often get 'misdiagnosed' because the symptoms are similar to other more common complaints (thrush or urinary tract infections).
I know I have Joint-hypermobility syndrome but my symptoms got diagnosed seperately, one by one, from the age of 4 until somebody finally connected the dots & formerly diagnosed me at 26yrs old. My mum has recently been diagnosed with lupus & I'm now being urged to go for tests as the symptoms of lupus & joint-hypermobility are very similar (though most auto-immune diseases have cross-over symptoms) so back to rheumatology I go.
You yourself know something is different from the norm so talk to your Dr, tell them exactly what it is that you feel is wrong, tell them what you would like to happen & discuss your options (a lot of the time these things can be controlled with help). Best wishes & good luck
08/05/2013 at 16:19
Thanks- ill see how i got on tomorrow xx
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