I am a mom of a 12 year old girl who was diagnosed with lichen sclerosis. I am crying reading this site because I have been yelling at my daughter all these years thinking she was masturbating all the time when really the poor girl was itching. We have been to so many doctors. She has had this problem since she was an infant. When she was a baby she was rubbing against her diaper. I took her to the Doctor and was told she “discovered something early”. Today I feel terrible that my daughter was itching all this time and I have been having repeated conversations with her and worrying about her all the time, thinking she was masturbating, which she may be doing, but it is a result of the terrible itching she cannot control. If anyone else had this same experience, please share the information.