Complications of Lichen sclerosis
Complications list for Lichen sclerosis:
The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources
for Lichen sclerosis includes:
- Vulva cancer - about 1 in 20 women get vulva cancer.
- Penis cancer - likely to be related but unclear if related and how strongly.
See also the symptoms of Lichen sclerosis and Lichen sclerosis: Introduction.
Complications of Lichen sclerosis:
Lichen sclerosus does not cause skin cancer. However, skin
that is scarred by lichen sclerosus is more likely to develop skin
cancer. About 1 in 20 women with untreated vulvar lichen sclerosus
develops skin cancer. The frequency of skin cancer in men with lichen
sclerosus is not known. It is important for people who have the disease
to receive proper treatment and to see their doctor every 6 to 12
months, so that he or she can monitor and treat any changes that might
signal skin cancer. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Lichen Sclerosis: NIAMS)
You may also want to research other symptoms
in our Symptoms Center.
Complications of Lichen sclerosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are
caused by Lichen sclerosis.
In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Lichen sclerosis and complications
of Lichen sclerosis is unclear