Labia bruising/bleeding

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Hello been suffering with LS for a while now , Has anyone encountered bad bruising and bleeding to the labia. it looks a dark red/black in colour. Really worried is this "normal"?

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    I noticed a change to a dark red color several months ago that looks like raw steak to me. Can't remember it ever looking that way before, but I can't honestly say I check that often. (Diagnosed 1+ yr ago). Thought it was a result of using too much clobetasol. It is primarily where the labia majora and minora meet. Am now using Tacrolimus during the week and a steroid on weekends only. The raw look seems to have lessened. Haven't seen my gyn for 7 months and the dermatologist who prescribed the Tac said nothing about it but she is very young and I question how much experience she has with LS.

    I've never had any bleeding.

    Fortunately I am now using a bathroom with a skylight so it is much easier to see.

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      I'm not sure if the Tac is the cause or if it was just using less clob. I feel like a science experiment that no one is keeping track of. The dermatologist says I am to use the Tac twice a day, 5 days a week...forever. I wonder how many studies support that dosage...if any. I'm sort of slipping into once a day as I don't always remember in the morning. I applied the steroid and hormone cream at night and am in that routine. Old dog- new trick...not so good.

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    Hello Rachel, I have not had my appointment yet, but I have two dark purple bruises (purpura) on my posterior fourchette (the v of the vagina). I have read they are sometimes the first indication of LS, and are also one of the symptoms. The skin is so fragile that this bruising can occur - for me it's like blood pooling under the skin, but there can be abrasions that bleed as well.

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