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    An_196174 posted:
    I was just perscribed this cream at a 1mg of testosterone and .5 gm dose for very thin skin between my vaginal opening and my rectum. i have had 3 large kids and have never been stiched up! I tend to bleed after sex , not from my cervix, but from just being stretched so thin! Has anyone heard of this being perscribed for that? The nurse practioner said it will toughen up that skin over time . She did tell me of a chance of higher sex drive, but would like to know if it really does to help tighten things up?? HELP!! Thank you!
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    smjpain responded:
    You might have what I have Vulver Lichen Simplex or Vulver Lichen schlorosis it is painfull I have never had sex before but I would always have burning and itching and I finally went to my gyn and she told me I had it but didn't do a biopsy first which she should have done and just prescribed a really strong cream to put there well that made things worse she was leaving so she reffered me to an OBGYN down in Iowa city for my Endometriosis and then I saw that one and she reffered me to Vulver desease specialist who did a biopsy and confirmed lichen's but because of the damage done she might have to sometime do reconstructive surgery.
     
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    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear Anon: smjpain has given you a correct answer about lichen sclerosus. If this is the correct diagnosis (the only way to confirm is a small skin biopsy) then you might have more benefit from clobetasol rather than the testosterone. Testosterone is a much older treatment, super potent steroid creams like clobetasol have been shown to be much more effective. Here is an over view site from the National Institutes of Health which discusses lichen sclerosus:

    http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Lichen_Sclerosus/default.asp#f

    Yours,
    Jane
     
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    ProudMama_of_3 replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
    Thank you so much! This is very helpful information!
     
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    ProudMama_of_3 replied to smjpain's response:
    Thank you for sharing ur story , appreciate it!
     
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    ProudMama_of_3 replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
    I just read up on the link you gave and I don't have these symptoms, no itching or sore spots. So I'm not sure if this is necessarily my problem. I think my problem is more due to childbirth. do you have anymore suggestions?


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