LS Worse with menstrual cycle?

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Has anyone noticed their LS flare up with the monthly cycle? I feel like mine does but i'm wondering if it is just coincidence. 

Also- awhile ago I believe another person on here said they were from the midwest in the US, if you're reading this can you message me? We are moving back to the midwest, wondering if you have had any luck with specialists there. 

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    I've had a hysterectomy so I can't help with that. Stands to reason though with extra moisture and pads/tampons irritating your bits and pieces. I'm in the midwest and my advice would be to go armed with printed information and determination to not get steamed when you go in. I wish I could give you a more positive answer.
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    I noticed increased itchiness immediately following my menstrual cycle. My gynecologist said it's due to the rapid drop in hormones. She isn't a specialist though, so I'm hoping to get a referral. There's a specialist practice associated with St Louis University.
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      I have seen her only once so far.  But yes I am happy.  I can e-mail her anytime, and she gets back with me within the day.
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      MO? We actually don't be horribly far from there. (Chicago, IL area). I haven't started researching vulvar clinics near Chicago but I'm hoping there is something. Nice to know that's there if need be though. It would be worth the drive once in awhile just to speak with someone who actually knows.
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      Yes, MO. It's about a 4 hour drive or there's a train so it's not horribly far, but certainly less convenient than one in the Chicago area. Best wishes in your search!
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    I was just diagnosed.  I did not even know such a condition existed.  I just though I had a sensitive area, especially during my cycle. I switched to tampons and that reduced the irritation, but not completely.  Each month I would be irritated for about a week after.  Several months ago, I was very irritated and that flare-up left me with a white "blistery" patch, but it didn't itch or bother me. I thought it was a sebaceous cyst that would eventually drain.  I am not one to go to the Dr., so when I finally did (a week and a half ago) that is when I got the diagnosis.  The cream he gave me set me on FIRE and the white patches spread!  I am so worried about things becomming irritated and spreading when I start my cycle, that I have purchased a menstral cup.  I hope this keeps the fluid contained and keeps my girlie parts happier.  I will let you know how it goes. So far my Doc has been pretty much useless and seems annoyed at my questions.  Going for a second opinion next month.
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      Yes please keep me updated!! I had to stop tampons and switch to pads during my last cycle. I don't mind pads but I'm dealing with another issue that causes heavy flow and I'm terrified I'll leak through. I've been wanting to try the cup but they're pricey to just be something thrown out if it doesn't work.
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