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Hoping some more knowledgeable people can shed some light on my situation.
Gave birth 5 weeks ago, I’m 27 and have never had any previous issues “down there”. After the birth I was looking daily with a mirror to check on healing and first I noticed soreness around the clitoris area (I have found tons of womenonline saying they also had this postpartum), then noticedthere was a tiny bit of kinda crusty whiteness around the edges of the clitoris. I thought infection so went to the doc.
Gyno says it’s lichen? And I should add, since giving birth my vagina opening looksreally different. I did have second degree tearing and some stitches so I think it’s normal that it might look a bit different but not sure how much. The inner labia look smaller sort of shrunk andthe wholeopening looks kind of pulled in. Again don’t know how much of this is from birth or if it is LS. I remember the area looking super different before the birth, the labialooked different. Wouldthey reallyfuse/shrinks so quickly as literally a few days?
Does anyone think an event like birth could cause a flare up of LS if I had this before but it just wasn’t doing anything?
I should add I have had no itching or irritation, beyond needing a scratch occasionally nothing I would say unusual. Plus women say it’s normal to be a bit itchier down there then before whilestitches are healing up etc.
Now the area looks red, possibly a bit inflamed?? And very dry but again, postpartum and I’m breastfeeding which I know makes things dry and weird down there.
Unsure if related but since the birth I’ve also had numerous cysts or pimples down there from the front to back, docs say ingrown hairs but idk. They’ve all gone away after aweek or so.
Any thoughts? My gyno wasn’t very helpful but did give me a referral to the hospital for further consultation and biopsy. He said I probably could t takethe steriod cream while breast feeding...
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