Lichen sclerosis

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Lichen sclerosis

Post by gwattie »

Posting this in the women’s section because as far as I’m aware, it doesn’t affect men.
I went on first ride today since being diagnosed with lichen sclerosis, a very painful autoimmune disorder - if you have it you’ll know how painful it is.
Unfortunately, cycling today has triggered pain, burning and itching.
I’m already using steroid cream and pessaries from the doctor, but wondered if any of you cyclists out there suffer like me, and how do you stop cycling making it worse? Thank you … 🔥🔥🔥
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Re: Lichen sclerosis

Post by Jdsk »


Have you already discussed cycling with your doctor, and is that a GP or a dermatologist?

Have you already found a patient support group? Please say if you'd like some help with this.

NHS advice:


PS: And it can affect men:
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