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Lichen Sclerosus and Constipation

Lichen Sclerosus and Constipation


In today's video, we are joined by Dr. Mukta Chauhan to discuss a common (but often not talked about) symptom of vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS)–constipation. We discuss what constipation is, how it involves the pelvic floor, managing constipation with VLS, gut motility, lifestyle tips and so much more. If you struggle with vulvar lichen sclerosus and constipation, this is the video for you! Keep on scrolling to watch now!

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Dr. Chauhan's Bio

Mukta is double board-certified in orthopedics and pelvic health. She is a tremendous resource for all things bladder, bowel, and pelvic pain.

Instagram: @thepelvic.connection – Be sure to check out her stories for exercises to help with constipation!


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Time Stamps for VLS and Constipation

0:00 – Introduction

3:13 – Mukta's background

4:54 – Lichen sclerosus and constipation

7:48 – What is constipation and what's the role of the pelvic floor muscles with constipation

25:40 – What would a visit to a PT for constipation and LS look like?

47:00 – Exercises for managing lichen sclerosus with constipation

51:07 – More tips and tricks for managing LS and constipation

1:00:20 – How to keep the results from PT after being discharged

1:05:59 – Hygiene and bidets for LS and constipation

1:08:47 – Summary and outro

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Conclusion on Lichen Sclerosus and Constipation

In sum, constipation can occur as a symptom of lichen sclerosus; this is especially true to pediatric cases (cases where children are affected). In this video, Dr. Chauhan

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