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Thanks for listening -- this is the only forum I can imagine discussing this on.....
I have lichen schlerosus, and what I thought was my first 'flare' was actually HSV1 (genital herpes -- I had one small lesion). LS is frustrating, HSV is humiliating. So, I'm on this forum, and on the herpes forum, but would appreciate hearing from anyone else trying to address both issues.
It's been three months since my first HSV outbreak (one very small lesion, I easily could have written it off to LS). Knowing they can present almost identically (an LS flare and an HSV1 outbreak) does anyone have any insights/information?
I would fuss at you if you were in the same situation, and saying the things to yourself that I am saying to myself......I know it's not a death sentence, but it's extremely hard to cope.
And, it's actually a triple whammy. I had my second in a row abnormal pap, so a second biopsy was done this morning (which means I have HPV, too). The HPV will 'more than likely' clear, but until it does, I have the risk (albeit low) of cervical cancer hanging out there.
Thanks for reading all this, an thanks for any information. As always in this place.
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