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Dr. Elizabeth Poynor: What is Lichen Sclerosus?

By Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D.
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin; While it may occur in any part of the body it typically involves the vulvar and perianal regions in women. The cause of LS is not well understood, but it is thought to be an autoimmune process that breaks down the skin, perhaps exacerbated by chronic irritation of the…
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Dr. Pat Consults: The Catch-22 on Progestins

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Elizabeth Poynor, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen likes to be a collaborative physician. Here, she asks Dr. Elizabeth Poynor, a gynecologic oncologist, to tackle a frequently asked question about what a patient should do when she needs to take a progestin, but her body can't tolerate it.
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