Is there remission after the menopause

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I was wondering I have been using clob and estriol now for 9 months and although it has gone from services to moderate I'm still having problems with the cult and sex with lubrication causes problems.I'm 55 prob had it all my life but wasn't until menopause it changed instead of itch and little else now things are disappearing labia and cult. Very upsetting .

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    Kay, are you saying that you have a cut that hasn't healed? i
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      Hi Hippy

      Sorry not sure how to 're read after writhing. I'm having problems with the cliterous, shrinking of the laibia and sore skin. Kay

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    Yeah I was wondering too about what you're talking about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with this crap. From what I can tell it's not bothering me but of course I'm not down there. UTMB Galveston said let's do some biopsies and it's not cancer. I am concerned because first of all I don't know anything about this condition hardly what the heck is it where did it come from and why. Is there nothing on her body or in her body that is safe any more??? I'm 53 I haven't had sex in 3 years and probably won't.
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    I have been given the medicine clobetasol and also estrace. Both of them creams that they want me to apply to my vulva every night!! Who the heck wants to do this nobody. I had gained some weight quite a bit, where I can't really reach my Vulva without pulling my shoulder out
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      I seem to be OK reaching my vulva to apply the cream, it's the rear area that I have a real problem getting to. Does anyone have a solution to this?
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      Hi rockin

      It sounds like you don't have any symptons which is good. Unfortunately you will need to finally put the creams on twice a night. Which is a pain but a lot of people on this site have terrible itching. I am sore down there and my lady parts are shrinking away. There us some good advice on the site it has helped me to come to terms with this problem just. Kay

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      I feel your pain. I have LS and had a vulvectomy. I have to dialate every night to prevent my vaginal canal from sealing up again. That wouldn't be a problem if I was still flexible but at 64 those days are gone. But the alternative is horrible. Sometimes inserting the dialator while standing with my foot on a toilet or high stool works. But I have to stay like that for 10 minutes. Try doing that for the estrace. Good luck

      I can't use the hormone creams and I read that this is no longer considered a hormonal issue as much as a immune issue. 

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      Now why do you have to stand like that for 10 minutes? They gave me estrace cream and clobetasol. I don't know why they can't give me hormone pellets in the rear end or something. I do have fibrocystic breast but I will not be able to carry on the regimen they want me to because I am too heavy to reach my vulva most of the time. What am I supposed to be doing to treat myself because I'm not real sure
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      Keeping the anal area scrupulously clean helps. When things were bad I found using toilet paper hurt too much so I switched to fabric cloths to clean myself, like one would use for a baby. Medicated or baby wipes from the pharmacy are not recommended.

      To deal with anus pain you need to keep extremely regular to avoid straining which can create a fissure or tear which can then be very painful. It can then take a long time to heal as every movement reopens or aggravates it. The best solution I have found is to keep regular with exercise, lots of water and a diet that doesn't include foods that give me either loose stools or constipate me. Brown rice, vegetables, fish and meat. No dairy, gluten, corn or extra sugar. The plus side of the diet is that it not only keeps me regular, it helps control LS flare ups.

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