Finally the doctors have confirmed LS

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I have suffered with this condition since I was. 8 years old.  Until now no one could find a problem.  I have had continuous UTI's and have had days of great pain.  It also disturbs your sleep as many of you can probably sympathise. The pain started to get worse as I got older.  I am now 42 and have had 2 children.  I used to be given treatment for a Thrush and just assumed it was all in my head.  Thanks to Embarrasing Bodies I took myself to the hospital and asked if they thought it could be LS.  I then saw 2 consultants who confirmed that it was LS.  I feel so relieved  but sad that I am now 42 and unfortunately my skin may need fixing ! It has worn away.  Has anyone has this operation ? 

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    Not exactly sure if I have had the same surgery but I have had 2 surgey a to remove LS patches and laser treatment as well.  I too have suffered for years without diagnosis until last year. I was given steroid creams to use to help with this itching and soreness and I also think it has thinned the skin. All I will say is if you are still working make sure that you are signed off long enough to recover as in my experience recovery is very underestimated.  If you have ever had an episiotomy it's the closest I can explain to how I feel. Hope this is helpful and good luck.
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