Lichen sclerosus

Posted , 4 users are following.

i have LS and have always been a keen cyclist. is it possible to continue this hobby and does anyone have any tips as im afraid cycling may aggreviate the condition.

thank you

0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted


    What a good question. I cycle every day with L S. I recall four years ago I inherited a road bike and I swear this caused my problem that and menopause. I sold it and still cycle. My dr told me to stop I might add she was obese too which I found a joke. I cycle to help with my depression and cholesterol. I swiftly told her this. I got a cut out saddle. You can get an italian brand something Belle I dont know the name its expensive but is cut away from front to back totally. I think darent say the name but a cycle shop online beginning with E. My cycling hasnt made me worse and the enjoyment outaways it too. Enjoy cycling we live once x

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I think but dont quote me oestrogen makes our tissue in that area more subtle and I suppose less thin for trauma like a bike saddle to have to cope with. I use Yes moisturiser which has helped and the dermovate has helped too. Id try a new saddle trouble is the shops dont sell the special ones so we cant try them before we buy.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Rachel,

    I have had LS for two years - I was told that any pressure on the area would make it worse - My bike riding, horseback riding, is so important to me - So the good news: I went to a specialist - a dermatologist that treats LS and women's issues - she said that I could lead a normal life - biking, horses, (and I can quit cutting the crotches out of my underwear) - that most doctors don't treat LS properly so it continues to be an issue. The treatment: For two months apply very thin layer of ointment daily to the entire area. Don't miss a day. I was applying too much ointment 2-3 times a week (I use Topicort) so the ointment was making my condition a little hard to deal with - the squirt of ointment should be very little - about the size of an English pea - I was using more - causing more irritation but I thought I was under control -

    So now I am so happy - it's like I am normal. I do everything - I feel normal. The maintenance dose is the same very thin application 3 times weekly. My skin feels normal. I think all LS patients should see a specialist - it makes a huge difference.

    Good Luck to you -


    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up