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.
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.