Help for Lichen Sclerosus
Lichen sclerosus is a rare and painful condition of the vulva. It’s characterized by very thin, shiny, and patchy skin which is often extremely itchy and painful. That skin tears easily, making intercourse almost impossible.
Lichen sclerosus is very disruptive to your life. Unfortunately, the cause is unknown, making it difficult to treat. Dr. Christi has introduced innovative treatments for this troubling condition.
Varies depending on best treatment option. Because lichen sclerosus doesn’t currently have a cure, the regimen is frequently ongoing.
Varies depending on the treatment recommendation
Varies depending on the treatment
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Benefits of Lichen Sclerosus Treatment in Houston, TX
There is no current cure for lichen sclerosus. But with the right treatment or combination of treatments, the symptoms can be controlled. Treatment also lowers the chances of developing squamous cell carcinoma—a risk from leaving lichen sclerosus untreated. This life-long condition can be managed, with relapses treated for the best results.
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About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately no, there is no cure. Lichen sclerosus treatment in Houston, TX, can help you manage the condition and address the symptoms, for improved living.
Some of the health issues lichen sclerosus can cause or lead to include:
- Painful sex
- Risk of squamous cell carcinoma
- Muscle pain
- Flu-like symptoms
For men, it could also cause the foreskin to become unable to retract.
Currently science doesn’t know the exact cause of lichen sclerosus. Most doctors believe it comes from a combination of factors, possibly including:
- Genetic makeup
- Previous damage/trauma to the skin
- Prolonged irritation of the skin