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I have just had my 6 monthly check up with GP and she has discovered a reddened area in the valley between my inner and outer labia where there is no fusing. I cannot see what she means but can feel a tiny raised ridge there. When I asked what this could be she said possibly scarring, she said there was no 'thickening'? I was told by a gynae some time ago that a raised red area is something to look out for. I have a little more fusing around the clitoris and sensitivity is going from there. Has anyone else had similar 'red areas'? I am seeing a dermatologist in 2 weeks time, so will ask again what this could be.
Again, I am plunged into misery by LS. When you think it is under control, another aspect occurs.
Any comments would be helpful.
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I had/have the same thing it is fissuring and that area is called the sulci.If you read my post "Diagnosed Three months ago..." when I was first diagnosed I wasn't made aware that I had active LS in this area. It wasn't until I saw a specialist that this was pointed out to me. For me, the area was very red. She told me one side was healed and the other was not. After using clob for a few weeks the redness went away but I do continue to feel the slight raised ridge.
I asked my doctor what to look for since LS is not just about white patches and she confirmed to be on the lookout for redness. Hope this helps.
Thank you Rubydee, you have been very reassuring with these facts of your experience. I stupidly didnt even ask the doctor if I should continue the steroid on that area but I will. Thank you again - and thank goodness for this forum.
Hi sarb, Could the redness you refer to be part and parcel of LS? I think if you have LS then the skin may sometimes be inflamed and red? I think all of us experience different symptoms from time to time and for me I just put it down to LS and I try not to worry about it because I know that I am going to get this kind of thing happening from time to time.
That's not to say you should not be vigilant with any new symptom, but I do think with this condition we are always going to have stuff pop up and then ultimately go away. It is often the doctors that raise fears within us with their comments.
Try not to worry, and as you say you can get another opinion from your dermatologist if you feel you need to.
Guppy, I am sure you are right and you and rubydee have put this in perspective for me. My imagination was running away with thoughts of cancer but I know that LS can cause all sorts of different issues. Thank you for your reassurance.
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