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Lichen sclerosus


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus
  • Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus
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  • I have had 7 surgeries, 5 in the last 15 months where my doctor went through my vagina to do the surgery. I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus about 5 months ago. Could all the trauma to my vaginal area be the cause of the lichen sclerosus? Click here for answer

  • How does diet affect lichen sclerosus?  Are there certain foods that should be avoided? Click here for answer

  • My doctor told me I have lichen sclerosis. What is this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus
  • Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.