When it comes to your clitoris, use it or lose it (seriously)
It is an autoimmune condition and is associated with other autoimmune diseases such as malignant anemia, thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary biliary cirrhosis, and bullous pemphigoid. Introduction The all vulva consisting of the mons pubis, the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, and the vulval vestibule, is covered by keratinized squamous epithelium as opposed to the vaginal mucosa covered by nonkeratinized epithelium of the same type. This study highlights the importance of diagnosing LS as it is associated with considerable morbidity. The lesions are often symmetrical. Materials and Methods. Clin Exp Dermatol ; It is considered a method of nonresponse to other forms of treatment.
The Effects of Lichen Sclerosus and Its Treatments on Sexuality: Case Report
For moderate or severe cases, a medium-potency steroid betamethasone valerate 0. In patients with an underlying atopic diathesis, vulval dermatitis may appear at times of oestrogen deficiency, and in addition to difficulties with sexual intercourse the patient may experience itching or a dermatitic rash. It should be done in patients with associated malignancy, for correction of scars secondary to disease or to widen the vaginal introitus due to difficulties in urination or intercourse. Temporary relief can be achieved with lubricants of the vulva e. Psychological morbidity following miscarriage.
For example, a year-old woman with premature ovarian failure may experience slight burning, dryness, and pain on penetration. Initial treatment was topical clobetasol propionate 0. She also received intramuscular testosterone every 40 days. Blackwell Science: Oxford; Lichen Sclerosus et atrophicus and sclerodermia circumscripta. The American Journal of Dermatopathology, 24,