About 1 in 1000 women suffer from this chronic disease, which generally affects the clitoris, labia minora and vaginal opening.
Patients often worry that vulvar lichen sclerosus is contagious; however, the condition is neither contagious nor can it be sexually transmitted.
Vulvar lichen sclerosus can have a major impact on a woman’s sex life, as it often causes pain during vaginal penetration and an overall reduction in sexual satisfaction. Some women undergoing treatment for this condition have difficulty attaining orgasm, while others no longer feel any sexual desire and may, as a result, choose to avoid sexual intercourse altogether.
Vulvar lichen sclerosus can also impact a woman’s psychological well-being. Feeling desperate, she may turn to physiotherapists, psychologists or therapists for treatment. Some women suffer an additional burden if their partners refrain from intimacy with them due to the external symptoms of the condition. These include gradual changes to the skin of the vulva, the appearance of spots of various colours and the receding of the labia minora.
Nevertheless, it’s entirely possible for women with vulvar lichen sclerosus to have healthy, fulfilling sex lives. For this to happen, however, they need to gain control over the disease by integrating various drug and medical treatments into their lives.
Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, if you require his professional services, you will have to pay directly the Cliniques Marois for the services rendered.
To ensure the smooth running of the clinics aa well as a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and staff members, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for cancelling an appointment, 5 working days for cancelling a minor surgery in the office and 21 working days for major surgery at the CMC. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.
Change of appointment:
We understand that events occur and schedules change, so we ask patients to give us at least a 24-hour notice for any changes of appointment. We will be happy to reschedule another one for you. Failure to provide such notice within this timeframe will result in a $ 100 fee.
Thank you for your understanding.