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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Are there any side effects of steroid ointment use?

    I have recently been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus (LS) and given steroid ointment to treat it, are there any side effects of this treatment?
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    Dr Ljiljana Miljkovic-Petkovic

    Gynaecologist, Obstetrician

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    With a long-term use of steroid ointment and long duration of Lichen Sclerosus (LS) vulvar skin becomes even more thin and atrophic and often the vaginal opening gets smaller, and labia can get fused. This severely impacts the ability to have intercourse.

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