The Doctors: Lichen Sclerosus Symptoms & Stem Cell Therapy Treatment

The Doctors: Lichen Sclerosus Symptoms

The Doctors continued their women’s health discussion with Jayme, a woman who felt “hopeless” after a debilitating vaginal condition left her unable to live a normal life. Hear how The Doctors were finally able to offer help.

After Jayme welcomed a son with her husband, Brian, she experienced burning and itching that her OB/GYN diagnosed as a yeast infection. In fact, Jayme had Lichen Sclerosus, and was devastated to learn that there was no cure, and hardly any treatment available.

Jayme said that her condition caused white patches, severe itching, and “razor-blade” type pain while urinating. Even sitting on a hard chair would feel like intense menstrual cramp pain. Clearly, this condition affected not just Jayme’s personal life, but also her everyday life.

<em>The Doctors</em> discussed how Jayme's painful lichen sclerosus, developed after childbirth, was treated with stem cell therapy.<em>The Doctors</em> discussed how Jayme's painful lichen sclerosus, developed after childbirth, was treated with stem cell therapy.

The Doctors discussed how Jayme’s painful lichen sclerosus, developed after childbirth, was treated with stem cell therapy.

The Drs TV: Lichen Sclerosus Stem Cell Therapy Treatment

Dr. Jennifer Ashton said that 1 in 60 women will develop Lichen Sclerosus, but it’s often misdiagnosed, which can make treating the condition extremely difficult.

Stem cell therapist Dr. Nathan Newman volunteered to offer Jayme a new treatment. Using mini-liposuction and PRP (platelet rich plasma), Dr. Newman gave Jayme three sessions over a period of nine months. Amazingly, Jayme started feeling better after her second treatment, and is now feeling great.

The Doctors: Lichen Sclerosus Auto-Immune Disorders

Lichen Sclerosus is also an auto-immune issue, so not surprisingly, Jayme was also diagnosed with a thyroid condition. If you’re worried about Lichen Sclerosus, Dr. Ashton recommends using a mirror to examine yourself. Lichen looks like white tissue paper with a wrinkly texture. Also look for unusual moles, spots, or bumps. If you notice anything strange, it’s best to visit your doctor as soon as possible.

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1 Comment

  • Belinda

    I think it’s important to understand that not only fusing can occur (and this doesn’t happen with everyone), but also the inflammation from Lichen Sclerosus can spread into the vagina and also to the nerves that affect the tailbone, buttocks, and thighs. This pain can be nearly unspeakably severe. So, you can have, in effect, the same symptoms as vestibulitus, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia and sciata along with the pain of LS, all at the same time. When the LS goes into remission, the remaining nerve pain can take longer to diminish, so it is essential to be diagnosed and treated early.

     
 

 

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