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Symptoms of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus

Symptoms of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of lichen sclerosus vary between individuals. Some people who have lichen sclerosus on areas other than the genital area may have no symptoms.

Lichen sclerosus generally begins as white papules or spots that turn into blotchy, wrinkled plaques. Areas most often affect include the skin of the vulva, the anus, and the foreskin of the penis. Lichen sclerosus can also affect any other area of skin on the body, often the arms or upper body.

The skin affected by lichen sclerosus is often severely itchy and painful, especially in the genital area. The affected skin can tear or bruise easily.

In severe cases, ulcerated lesions, bleeding and blistering can develop. This leads to progressive scarring of the skin. Scarring of a man's foreskin can result in difficulty urinating (dysuria) and urinary retention. Complications in men can also include difficulty achieving an erection. In women, ulcerated lesions can lead to scarring of the vaginal opening, which can lead to painful intercourse and problems with sexual desire. Blistering is the genital area can also cause intense pain.

There is also an increased risk of developing a type of skin cancer called squamous cell cancer in skin areas affected by lichen sclerosus....more about Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus »

Symptoms of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus includes the 11 symptoms listed below:

  • Pale patches of skin
  • Skin fissures
  • Skin cracks
  • Bruises
  • Itching
  • Atrophy of vaginal skin
  • Atrophy of vulva skin
  • Atrophy of foreskin
  • Shrinking of vaginal skin
  • Shrinking of vulva skin
  • Shrinking of foreskin
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Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, it is also important to consider Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus may cause:

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Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus: usually around menopausal age

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus. This signs and symptoms information for Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus signs or Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus symptoms.

 

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