Biopsy

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I had biopsy yesterday two injections and three taken.  I was so sick with anxiety waiting I was the last one in and two and a half hours past appointment time so when I finally went in I was so bad. In the end I had gas and air to calm me down which really helped.  It's stopped bleeding just sore today.  I haven't looked I know I'll have to tonight but I'm dreading it and then there are results to wait for.  I'm just worried he said not to use the Dermovate just yet but any help  from anyone on when I should use it again.  I'm so worried the white will spread.  It was doing ok and a lot of the soreness had eased but now I've got to stop the ointment.  I'm so sick of the worry this thing is all causing it seems to be taking over my life.  Any one else feel like it?  One thing he did say was that he is writing to my GP as he thinks I should be using oestrogen cream as I'm post menopause five years,  it's all a new learning curve this, has anyone any positive things as this internet seems to show such bad things.  Xx

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    Hi Sue , don't panic you will feel loads better in a couple of days . Do not put anything on down there for at least 3 days , give it time to heal , my consultant adviced putting a little vaseline on to sooth it after 3 days. You can take a couple of painkillers if it,s really bothering you. Just keep doing this until you get your results . Then you can continue with the dermovate as and when you need it . I use vaseline and if it flares up l use the dermovate for a few days and it calms down . I found that the worst affected area had been removed in the biopsy and that made things a lot better . Watch your diet , no sugar , caffiene , achohol if you can manage it , this would help you . Try not to worry , stress does make LS worse , l know it is hard but do try , listen to music , read a book watch your favourite movie it does help ,corny as it sounds .

    Try to have a happy christmas and l am sure next year will bring improvement for you . Good luck .

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      Thanks for your help Winifred.  If it wasn't for here I wouldn't feel like this is as common as it is, it's not something you can tell people or family that's the hardest part of this.  It's a worry just as much as any part of the body sorry I know how my family would think.  I've looked since posting it's very puffed up no blood now.  I showered but put the shower head on my leg so it didn't blast the area.  It felt nice if I'm honest and then carefully dried it with lint.  I'll do as you say.  Do you mean put Vaseline on the stitch area?  I think he took biopsies from two red areas near the opening.  happy Christmas to you to,  I'm glad it's done now may feel Christmassy more now.  I just felt overwhelmed with vulnerability and I guess embarrassment being in the dread stirrups daft I know. X

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      Hi again , you sound more cheerful than you did earlier , thats a good sign . Just pop a little vaseline over the whole area , just a little the skin needs to heal to much will make it too moist . I know this type of problem is embrassing , but the docters and nurses do this every day ,l use think why me ? everybody l know gets normal things wrong with them , friends change the subject if you try to tell them whats wrong with you. I found great support and imformation on this forum l don't know how l would have survived without the advice l got here .

      I am sure you will be fine ,it does get better you can get it under control .

      Meanwhile have a great christmas and a happy new year .

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      Hello Sue,

      I just wanted to recommend Aquaphor ointment instead of Vaseline. I use it every day and night. I was told by doctthat LS is like a very dry desert. I use the steroid ointment twice a week for maintenance. I do believe the moisturizing has made a big difference. I'm 59 and it is new to me also. I feel better after sharing with others here.

      Good luck and Merry Christmas to all!!

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    Well Sue I have just sent you a long reply that apparently has been sent to a modifier!!!!! I am gutted as I only wrote my experience trials, and advise. As someone who has had LS for 16 years This has happened before and to my knowledge I am not including any link !! to any product so I don't know what the problem is. Except that what I wrote may have been of help to LS sufferers

    Stumped is what I am

    Wish you well Sue but initially I would bathe your bits in salt baths to help healing then use Dermol 500 for washing and moisturising. Vaseline in my opinion is too thick on such a tender area

    Kind regards Stephanie

    Ps modifier can you tell me what I did wrong !!!

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      MMmm Sedg I don't maybe a word or something you used? but I know if you message it's always a long message and doesn't send never a short message.  I have the dermol as I've got excema flare ups everywhere so I use that recently in the privates and you are right it is so nice to use.  Since using it and the Dermovate it's felt so much less sore it was doing better apart from Labia minora being so white then this episode with biopsies.  I've no bath tub just a cubicle other than sitting in a baby bath I'd have to buy or I know you can buy those sitz bath for loos I just read were some say keep it dry in that area and some say bath in salty.  I'm just feeling sorry for myself I know but we still need support from people don't we it doesn't matter that it's that area, it's still a worry.   

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      Of course you are feeling sorry for yourself Sue it is a very sorry offence !!! Once your biopsies are healed you will feel a lot better. I would only use salt bath for healing wound. So you don't need baby bath. Wouldn't use sea salt in general as I have found keeping area moisturised is far better option. May I ask how old you are Sue. I keep telling my kids I'm too young to be this old biggrin

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