Does Trauma cause Lichen Sclerosus?

Does Trauma cause Lichen Sclerosus?

Introduction A lichen sclerosus diagnosis can be a heavy thing to process. It can bring up a lot of negative emotions, thoughts, and feelings, such as anger, frustration, fear, and more. As folks process their diagnosis, some begin to wonder what caused their LS. In fact, we frequently hear folks express wanting to know what caused this or share their theories on what caused it. Some of those theories involve past trauma as the causal factor behind LS. Today, we will be addressing the question of whether lichen sclerosus is caused by trauma. If this does not feel supportive to you, please feel free to skip this blog and return to it at a time that feels right and safe for you. Disclaimers *This post is evidence-based; I draw on the medical literature to share what you need to know about lichen sclerosus and trauma. Importantly, what I share is…
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