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What’s the Deal with Hormones and Lichen Sclerosus?

What’s the Deal with Hormones and Lichen Sclerosus?


For today’s video, I am joined by the brilliant Dr. Corey Babb to answer some of your on-demand questions about lichen sclerosus and hormones. We talk about whether there is a hormonal component to lichen sclerosus, why some folks flare around their periods (and what to do if that happens), what's the deal with estrogen, and more!

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Timestamps for Hormones and Lichen Sclerosus

0:00 – Introduction

2:20 – Dr. Babb's medical background

4:13 – What are hormones

6:06 – Is there a hormonal component to lichen sclerosus

9:52 – Hormones and lichen sclerosus flares

12:04 – Recommendations for people who flare with menstruation

14:18 – Birth control, hormones, and lichen sclerosus

17:34 – Are hormones a treatment for lichen sclerosus

19:32 – LS and menopause

25:06 – What kind of estrogen is beset

29:18 – What's the deal with bioidentical hormones

35:12 – Compounding pharmacies and testosterone

38:30 – How to ask for estrogen/hormones

41:20 – Lichen planus and estrogen therapy

44:02 – How to work with Dr. Corey Babb

47:13 – Summary and Outro

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  • Diane

    Thank you! Very helpful info and great new resource with Dr Corey Babb. One question – can you repeat what GSM stands for? I had not heard of it before.


    • Jaclyn Lanthier

      Thank you so much, Diane. It’s called genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. We appreciate you.

    • Jaclyn Lanthier

      Wonderful – thanks, Stephanie! I’ll add it into our links today. <3 If you don't mind, can you share a brief summary (3-6 sentences of what your org does and how to donate)?

      • Sorry for the delayed response, Jaclyn, I was out of the office all last week, and just getting back to my Aziza Project emails today.

        The AZIZA Project offers hope to patients suffering from complex gynecologic pain by providing funding for them to see doctors with the necessary knowledge & training. Our fundraising covers the cost of consultations, travel expenses, and treatment for the patients. To donate, please visit our website at http://www.azizaproject.org. Please note that we use a fiscal sponsor, so it will look like your donation is going to Visions Made Viable. Be assured that we will receive your donation.

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