I was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus earlier this year. It’s a chronic skin condition which generally affects the genital areas. There has been another thread about this earlier this year, but I felt I wanted to highlight it again as it’s often misdiagnosed and women are treated for thrush. It can affect children, men and some people have it their entire life. It is commonly found in postmenopausal women. Medical professionals aren’t sure what causes it - possibly autoimmune, genetic, hormonal. It’s important for the condition to be treated, generally with a potent steroid, as it can lead to vulval cancer.
My reason for starting this thread to find out how many of our gransnetters are aware of this condition. I’ve spoken to 8 of my friends and none of they have heard of it. Also, if many of us are suffering it (I respect if you prefer not to discuss your health) . I know there are several women on the site who are suffering and I found a very useful FB support group through the previous thread.
chickkygran Thu 05-Dec-19 11:48:36
Arcylady60 Sat 14-Dec-19 11:40:31
Fiachna50 Sat 14-Dec-19 13:07:25
mumofmadboys Sat 14-Dec-19 13:14:48
Sunlover Sun 15-Dec-19 01:07:36
phoenix Sun 15-Dec-19 01:11:39
Humbertbear Sun 15-Dec-19 09:57:09
Skier Fri 03-Jan-20 05:00:31