Fused clitoris and operation to fix

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Hi ladies, a very personal topic but would really appreciate any help. I have lichen sclerosus which has caused my clitoris to fuse. Naturally this is not improving things for my husband and I, and I'm keen to have it fixed!

I've read that this can be surgically corrected and was wondering if any of you might know of doctors I could contact who do this operation? I'm in the UK but am willing to travel if necessary.f

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    Hi Michelle,

    I'm really sorry to hear you are going through this. I was operated on early last year. I had basically sealed up all over my clitoris as far as my vaginal opening (so was getting difficult to pass urine without leaning forward) and clitoris was redundant.

    My gynecologist is Mr Ali Kucukmetin . Based in Newcastle and I saw him through Bupa. In all my dealings with him I can honestly say he is outstanding. Very knowledgeable, respectful and very competent and I have no hesitation in recommending him. He also understood that appearance was important to me and i was very happy with how it looked afterwards and can still pee sitting up! If there is any other information I can help you with just ask. Rachael

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      Hi George, thanks so much for your very helpful reply and for recommending Mr Ali Kucukmetin. You've given me hope that things can get better! I'm so pleased that your surgery was a success and wish you all the best.

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    Michelle... great question...i have the same problem...but i have not looked if any dictors do it in Canada... but i think im gonna start looking soon. my question is... di you think it will fuse again later on...

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      Hi Brigitte, I don't know about Canada, but think Dr Andrew Goldstein in the US might do the surgery. in the medical journal articles I've read, the patient followed a protocol of regular clitoral unhooding after the surgery and also applied steroid ointment, which seems to have been effective.

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    Michelle, does the doctor you have been seeing have no one to refer you to? I assume you have seen a gynecologist or dermatologist that diagnosed you with LS. Would being referred to a specialist not be part of regular medical care in the UK?

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    Being referred by the GP doesnt as I have found out mean they are necessarily referring you onto the correct person or indeed the people skills that George seems to have found., which they have to have with the sensitive nature of the area involved. I cant remember the name but someone may, I think I found it on the L S website of all the members who specialise in this. The man I went to see at Hull Spire I would call him a gentleman as he pulled me about something awful. Recommendation works wonders.

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