Lichen Sclerosus | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of lichen sclerosus?

Sometimes, lichen sclerosus does not have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Smooth, shiny, white spots on the skin
  • Skin that is thin, wrinkled, and may tear easily
  • Skin that is red or bruised, scaly or cracked
  • Bleeding or blistering in the affected area
  • Itching, pain or discomfort in the affected area
  • Painful urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Painful bowel movements and constipation (if lichen sclerosus occurs in the anal area)

What are the symptoms of lichen simplex chronicus?

Symptoms of lichen simplex chronicus may include:

  • Itchiness around the vulva
  • Dark or red skin around the vulva
  • Small cuts on or around the vulva

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09

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