Vulvar dystrophy (Lichen Sclerosis) is a chronic disorder that affects the vulva characterized by grey or white skin patches. If left untreated, dystrophy can scar or reduce the inner folds of the vulva, shrinking the vaginal aperture and causing pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Early treatment can reduce the risk of the condition causing irreversible scarring, among other sexual and urinary complications
What are the symptoms of vulvar dystrophy?
Vulvar dystrophy patients may suffer symptoms such as:
- Skin thickening or thinning.
- Itchy skin patches.
- Burning sensation.
- Scarring, blistering, and bleeding.
- Painful sores.
- Sexual dysfunction.
How is vaginal dystrophy diagnosed?
Our experienced gynecologist will examine your skin and ask about your symptoms and medical history. They will then perform a pelvic examination and a urine test to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms, such as yeast infections. They may also take a biopsy, which involves removing a tiny sample of your tissue and sending it to a laboratory to be examined thoroughly.
How is vaginal dystrophy treated?
Treatment for dystrophy is determined by the type and severity of your condition. Once you have been diagnosed with vulvar dystrophy, your gynecologist will provide you with a long-term treatment plan to help alleviate discomfort.
Creams and ointments
Your doctor will prescribe creams and ointments that can be applied to the vulva and medications to be taken at night to reduce itchiness.
It may take a few weeks or months for the skin to return to its normal state. To keep the problem from recurring, you may need to use these lotions or ointments for a long time.
Stem cell-derived treatment
Stem cell therapy using adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) is a viable treatment option for vulvar dystrophies, with considerable symptom improvement.
To reduce any discomfort, a local anesthetic is used and a small quantity of fat is removed. After the fat has been cleansed, it is injected back into the vaginal area. Recovery after the treatment is relatively quick if it is followed through with extra care and good personal hygiene in the area.
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