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Hi, I was diagnosed with LS 5 years ago but have possibly had it for 6 years. I kept thinking I had a touch of thrush as it was only apparent when I dried myself after a shower. Since then I have treated on and half with the steroid cream and also with aloe vera gelly and recently with emuaid cream. I have always been especially tender and sore aound one side of the vaginal opening but all my exams - 6 monthly - have been ok. Again, the tenderness and soreness is mostly only on drying myself. My last appointment was over a year ago - my doc had said once a year is ok on my last year appointment. Tbh I have been negligent in looking after myself for some time and only began topping myself up regularly with creams these past few weeks before my due appointment. I had my check this morning and doc says all looks well apart from a red sore area on one side of my vaginal entrance. I had not seen this when I have kept a check myself - and have been checking this past several weeks. So I am wondering if I have caught myself putting the cream on this morning. Anyway I had another look on getting home after the doc said exactly where it is, and I can see it looks like a sore very red area around the size of half a small finger nail. It looks a little like a broken blood blister but lighter in colour. The doc told me to use the steroid cream for 6 weeks every day and go back to see her. If it hasn't cleared up I will need to have a biopsy. I am an anxious person at the best of times. I have an allergy to gas based anaesthetics so am very worried about having it done (I am more worried it is cancer!) Doc said it is not anything horrible but it is a change in the skin she did not see before so needs to be checked. She specialised in skin condtions. So hoping it has not turned yet!! My heart is racing as I type this. So much going on in my life and so many people depend on me. I have had a very tough 7 years and thought it was all just starting to calm down - now this. Has anyone else had an angry looking red spot or area which calmed down with the steroid cream use? I have had overall deep pink areas which sort of blended with the rest but not this obvious red area. Now I know it's there I am very aware of it and it does feel sore and tender - so hoping I did catch with a bit of nail. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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