Does Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Affect the Bladder?

Does Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Affect the Bladder?

Introduction Getting a vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) diagnosis can be hard. It can feel both validating and terrifying. After a diagnosis, opening up your laptop and getting to Googling is not uncommon. Perhaps you join an online support group to help you learn more. However, amidst all this learning, you start to wonder about VLS and its connection to other symptoms you experience. For example, some folks want to know if there's a connection between VLS and various autoimmune conditions. Others want to know if VLS can affect your gastrointestinal tract. Another common connection-based question we hear and see a lot is, "Does vulvar lichen sclerosus affect the bladder?". If you've ever wondered about that, this is the post for you! We address this question and share what you need to know on the topic of bladder health and VLS. *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature…
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