Q&A: Would vaginal rejuvenation be helpful to alleviate discomfort from lichens sclerosus?
posted on 7/28/2015
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My gynecologist diagnosed me with lichens schlorosis earlier this year. He prescribed an ointment to use but I still experience daily pain, bleeding and discomfort. I'm hardly ever "well" enough for intercourse with my husband. Would vaginal rejuvenation be helpful?
Surgery is not recommended in this condition as it is immune mediated and the skin changes recur. Steroids and immune modulators are the treatments of choice
--Uma M Penmetsa, MD
I’m glad you asked this question. Vaginal Rejuvenation involves tightening the vagina. This will not help with lichen sclerosus. I do, however, offer an exciting new therapy called the O-Shot. The O-Shot is a vaginal treatment that is regenerative in nature and uses PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from your own blood to help the nerves. I have used it successfully with several of my lichen sclerosus patients.
--Jennifer Hayes, D.O.
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