Lichen Sclerosus | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Do I need a topical cream or ointment?
  • Should I take any medicines?
  • Could I have any side effects from treatment?
  • How did I get lichen sclerosus or lichen simplex chronicus?
  • Will these conditions go away on their own?
  • Is there anything I can do at home to make myself more comfortable?
  • Am I at higher risk for skin or vulvar cancer?
  • If my symptoms don’t get better, when should I call my doctor?
  • How can I relieve the pain during sex?

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 10/09

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