Women’s Health & Lichen Sclerosus

Jun 29, 2022 | Conditions, Dr. Mariah Giberson

Have you heard of lichen sclerosus?

Lichen sclerous et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic skin disease that commonly affects women before puberty and after menopause. LSA presents with intense itch, discomfort and white scar like changes to the external genitalia.

If not treated LSA can lead to functional problems such as pain with intercourse, pain with urination, severe itch and even skin cancer. The good news is that it is that the condition can be managed with the help of a dermatologist.