Managing Vulvar Fissures from Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Managing Vulvar Fissures from Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Introduction In our last post, I (Jaclyn) shared my experience with vulvar lichen sclerosus and fissures. In today’s post, we will dive deeper into the nature of fissures, why they happen with vulvar lichen sclerosus, and recommendations on healing and treating them. *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about vulvar lichen sclerosus and fissures. Importantly, what I share is my interpretation of the science and data. **If you found this post helpful, we’d love your support in continuing to provide important education like this. Make a donation today, volunteer with us, or share our posts in your support groups. Vulvar Fissures in General First of all, anyone can get vulvar fissures–they aren’t exclusive to people with vulvar lichen sclerosus. Many things can cause them, which we will highlight below. So, let’s review the basics of fissures first and dive…
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