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Cnette: Lichen Sclerosis et Atrophicus/Morphea

Last year I was having a unusual itching.

Jonquil by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist Last year I was having a unusual itching in the vaginal area around the cervical area. Unfortunately I tried to relieve myself from the itching with over the counter products which did not work. Then I went to see a nurse practitioner and she prescribed some Trimalinie (some kind of ointment) that did not work. I tried using it every night and then daily after each time I used the toilet I re-applied the cream.

After a year of using these products I still had the itching and this became very uncomfortable for me. I finally consulted a gynocologist doctor and he did a biopsy on my labia which in turn he sent to the pathologist and the biopsy was examined and the results were lichen sclerosus et atrophicus/morphea which I still don't understand where this possibly could have come from or how I could have gotten this funny itching.

Help me to understand what this is all about. Please send me an email with some answers.

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Story edited 10-01-06 JTD
Story posted 10-26-06 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
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ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

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Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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