Lichen Sclerosus is a rare skin condition that develops in the genital and anal areas. Anyone can develop Lichen Sclerosus, but postmenopausal women are affected at higher rates. While there are many theories surrounding the cause - genetics, hormone imbalance, prior skin injury - the cause for Lichen Sclerosus remains unknown. There is currently no cure for this condition, but the symptoms can be managed with effective treatment. Signs and symptoms typically develop in the genital and anal areas, but they may also affect the skin of the upper body, upper arms, and breasts.
Most Common Symptoms:
- Small, shiny, smooth white patches
- Discomfort or pain
- Blotchy, wrinkled patches
- Tearing, bleeding, or blisters
- Pain during intercourse