Gynaecologist Useless!!!

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Hi there, I have now seen the gynaecologist but it was a waste of time I think!

Docs have told me for 18 months that I've got Vaginal Atrophy and my symptoms match what is mentioned in websites and leaflets re this condition. Soreness, wanting to wee all the time etc.

Anyway I put all my cards on the table with this gynaecologist. But she never mentioned Vaginal Atrophy. Never picked up on it. Anyway fair do's, she gave me a good internal examination. But afterwards she said it was probably Kitchen Sclerosis I had got so she prescribed me some steroid cream. Then she told me to keep using the HRT for the dryness. But I kept saying over and over that none of the three types of HRT that I had tried, worked for me! She never addressed the wanting to wee all the time or the bladder discomfort that comes with Vaginal Atrophy.

So now I feel quite fed up. I will try the creams she gave me, just in case they do help but I honestly think she wasn't hearing me and she is way off beam!!! sad

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    So frustrating. It's like there is no help or anything they can offer. So sorry Have never had steroid cream though. Could that help????
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      Ive tryed over the counter cream on outside. It did help at first with vulva irritation. Lately ive just used plain old vaseline and it works just as good.
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      Very frustrating Nancy. I've never had steroid cream either and yes it could help with Lichen Sclerosus but I don't think that's what it is for one moment. I still believe it's Vaginal Atrophy so it won't help with the soreness up inside or the urge to wee all the time! sad
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      Well then i dont know how she can be sure its Lichens. Lots of info on the net about lichens and the only way to be 100 percent sure is with a biopsy or very pronounced skin features and that isnt even a positive without a biopsy. Id think about seeing a dermatologist for the outside area,although mine didnt really help with that either..big sigh
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      I don't know how she could be sure either Lee. I think i will read up about it in the next few days. To be honest I don't think the outside area needs anything. That speaks volumes doesn't it. Sorry your dermatologist didn't really help with that either. Yes a big sigh from me too. sad
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    Shirley, I'm so sorry the appointment didn't work out to help you more.  I just hope the steroid cream might do something.  Did you cope OK with the examination?  That wasn't too painful?  All I can suggest is to give it the time she said and then go back.  I've a feeling you might have to make a real nuisance of yourself there to get the to listen to you!  I'm assuming they haven't made another appointment for you?
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    *Lichen Schlerosus.
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