It may be caused by ingestion of foods with high acid content or contact with a chemical such as a laundry detergent, body soap, hygiene sprays, dye in toilet paper, or other various substances that come in contact with the skin. How can Lichen Sclerosus of Anus be Prevented? The risk of lichen sclerosus is higher for postmenopausal women, although it can occur in men and children. Biopsies may also be performed if squamous cell carcinoma is suspected. All those affected require a thorough clinical evaluation, identification of characteristic physical features, and a detailed patient history.
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Thiers, B. The presence of non-healing ulcers or raised ulcerated areas in the external genitalia of women raises suspicion for the development of squamous cell carcinoma. The scarring that results from untreated lichen sclerosus produces problems with urination, defecation, and intercourse.