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I'm very thankful to have find this site. I started noticking changes in my inner labia a few years ago around the same time that sex started to be uncomfortable from occasional tearing and burning (mostly vaginal). I brought it up to my GYN, and she commented that most likely the anatomical changes was due to my weight. I'm very heavy at 300lb, 5'6". She prescribed Estrace cream after commenting there was some vaginal atrophic changes - welcome to middle age! So, admittedly NOT using the Estrace as prescribed because it's just a hassle and easy to forget (I did use it once weekly), I did forge ahead another year and forgot about my lady parts. I remember feeling down there again some time later and feeling this roughness on my inner labia (what's left) and immediately freaked out, mirror in one hand, Google in the other. The search yielded several sites talking about LS, and instead of going back to my GYN, i called a dermatologist and scheduled an appt, but by my appt time, the skin had completely cleared up! So, I figured 'hey, all good!'. Fast forward another year and back tothe GYN for routine checkup and she says she my inner labia is almost ocmpletely gone and I have LS with the white, wrinkly, rough skin on what remains. I have NO symptoms of itching and since my husband and I have sex very rarely (2-3times a year), I hadn't had any pain to make me think something was going on down there. I mean, honestly, how often do you get a mirror or go exploring? At least, for me, not that often. She prescribed Clob 2x/day until the tube was gone, then said I could use an OTC steroid ointment. I don't really have any questions, I'm just still trying to get used to the actual diagnosis and I AM wondering, IF I'm diligent about using the medication, willl the atrophy stop?
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