While many don’t have any symptoms at all, the majority of people who develop lichen sclerosus with have all or some of the following symptoms:
- White, patchy areas instead of pink skin tissue.
- Itching. Itching can be mild to severe.
- When LS presents near or around genital area, there can be mild to severe discomfort of the skin tissues.
- The skin will bruise easily. If the LS is located in the genital region, the skin can tear easily.
- Severe cases of lichen sclerosus can cause lesions that bleed and become infected.
- If the lichen sclerosus is in the genital area, intercourse can become painful.