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Hello, I am Dr. Colene Allen   

I want to share My recent medical journey for two reasons.

My first reason is to let people know God does miracles everyday we just do not always see it or know it or acknowledge it.   I want to share my Miracle

My second reason is if you are a woman suffering with any signs of Vaginal issues that are not resolved after a few visits with your doctor, If your doctor is not doing a full gynecological exam and doing a biopsy if things are not right then find another doctor for a second opinion.  Additional information on Vaginitis, Lichen Sclerosis and Vulvar Cancer below.

About four years ago I was having what I thought was Yeast infections, then I was diagnosed with vaginitis.   Then I was told it was possibly hormones.  I was given cremes, and something for UTI and only twice did I get a peek at what was there no real exam, during one of the exams there was a growth that got burnt off which should have been biopsied but was not.  I decided to change doctors, a brief exam was given,  I was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis,  Again I was given a crème. It helped briefly not much.  About ten months later I was really suffering. I tried to get in to see the doctor I could not get in for two months, got in and It was set us as a wellness exam and no time to discuss any issues except the blood test, make another appointment.  I could not get in for another three months.  Pain and irritation was getting extremely worse.  The following is my Testimony on WHEN I LISTENED God answered.

It was Saturday evening. March 6th.  I was crying asking God to help me, the TV  was on and I was so miserable.  A nudge…turn on the computer and look up help for Lichen Sclerosis.    I did not want to so I kept crying to God asking for help.   Another nudge.  OK so I did, talking to myself saying this is not going to make a difference I know what it is, I have the crème they give, it is not WORKING!  Then I put in the information and up popped a clinic called MONA LISA, it explained a lot and I talked to the person on the chat line with all the tears and frustration, they were so nice, they suggested I call a certain Gynecologist and gave me the number.   The conversation was over and I did not feel any better or like anything was accomplished.  Thirty minuets later I got a ding on my phone I had an email.  It was the Gynecologist himself!  He had read the chat and said he thought he could help and ask for my phone number and said his office would call me on Monday for an appointment.   I was like really??  I gave him my phone number.  Monday morning at 9am my phone range it was his office.  They set an appointment for me on March 12th.   I sent all my medical records to him right away (I have them on a thumb drive). 

March 12th 1 pm, I had the best gynecologist exam in 20 years.  He said this is not good.  I am going to take two biopsy and next week I will let you know the result.  It takes about a week.  On Tuesday, March 16th late in the day the Gynecologist called me.  It was cancer.  He wanted to refer me to a gynecological Oncologist.  He told me I am going to call him now and I want you to call his office as soon as possible to get an appointment.  The next morning on the 17th I received a call from the Oncologist office and they set an appointment for April 1st, then thirty minuets later called and said no Doctor wants you here tomorrow morning at 10:20am. 

March 18th, 10:30 am.  I met with the Oncologist he examined me and said this is either the beginning or stage four.  We are going to hope it is the beginning.  I am sending you for a pet scan.  That afternoon the Pet Scan people called and I was in their office on March 25th at 8 am.  The Oncologist had the report by that afternoon.  His office called and set a virtual appointment for March 26th at 8:30 am.

March 26th the virtual appointment was to tell me it is definite Vulva Cancer and we need to remove the two groin lymph nodes.  He stated he needed to meet with his team and decide complete plan and he was scheduling me for surgery on April 5th.  He would call me Monday or Tuesday to discuss the plan.

Less than and hour and a half the Oncologist called again, no we are getting you up here today to see the radiologist and we will do 7 weeks of radiation after the surgery of the Lymph Nodes.  She will explain all that.   Then the phone rang, it was the Doctor of Radiology’s office calling to tell me to come straight up and they were working me in that day. I went and everything was explained very well with compassion and I was told this is curable.  It is just going to be a five day a week, seven week process after the surgery.

April 5th the surgery was done.  Now the wait for Post-op and set up for the radiology.

April 15th was the Post-op and set up date.  This is the day the miracle was revealed!  The Oncologist came into the room and said I don’t know how to say this, he sat in front of me with his hands folded over his laptop and my file.  He smiled.  He said this is not medically possible but I have all the test to prove it.   Before your surgery we had all the evidence of Cancer in the Lymph nodes.  After the surgery before you went home we preformed a couple other things and sent the lymph nodes off to identify the type of cancer…..THE TEST WERE NEGATIVE….You do not have cancer.   You do not have to do the radiation and we are going in on April 26th and we will remove the tumor and you will have two weeks of having to be extremely clean and careful and after that you should have no more pain and feel great.

I said it may not be medically possible but it is possible with Prayer and faith, and he said YES, you are so right.  The only way this was possible is through prayer.  Again he said this is not medically possible but it is a fact that exist and Prayer is all that could have done it.

This has been an incredible six week journey.  God is awesome and I am in recovery of the April 5th surgery looking forward to getting the tumor removed and the healing taking place on April 26th.  My hope for all this is for all of you who have no faith or belief in God that you will find it, and for those weak in faith that you will become stronger.  For those of you with a Strong faith. Share God and his miraculous miracles he still does today with everyone you know.

Dr. Colene Allen

Below you will see the information on Vaginitis, Lichen Sclerosis and Vulva Cancer and you will be able to see how it could easily be miss diagnosied.

Vaginitis

 

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis.

The most common types of vaginitis are:

  • Bacterial vaginosis, which results from a change of the normal bacteria found in your vagina to overgrowth of other organisms

  • Yeast infections, which are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans

  • Trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite and is commonly transmitted by sexual intercourse

 

Treatment depends on the type of vaginitis you have.

Symptoms

Vaginitis signs and symptoms can include:

  • Change in color, odor or amount of discharge from your vagina

  • Vaginal itching or irritation

  • Pain during intercourse

  • Painful urination

  • Light vaginal bleeding or spotting

If you have vaginal discharge, which many women don't, the characteristics of the discharge might indicate the type of vaginitis you have. Examples include:

  • Bacterial vaginosis. You might develop a grayish-white, foul-smelling discharge. The odor, often described as a fishy odor, might be more obvious after sexual intercourse.

  • Yeast infection. The main symptom is itching, but you might have a white, thick discharge that resembles cottage cheese.

  • Trichomoniasis. An infection called trichomoniasis (trik-o-moe-NIE-uh-sis) can cause a greenish-yellow, sometimes frothy discharge.

Lichen sclerosis

 

Lichen sclerosis (LIE-kun skluh-ROW-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal. It usually affects the genital and anal areas.

Anyone can get Lichen Sclerosis but postmenopausal women are at higher risk.

Your doctor can suggest treatment with creams or ointments that help return a more normal appearance to your skin and decrease the tendency for scarring. The condition does tend to recur, so long-term follow-up care may be needed. Rarely, lichen sclerosus improves without treatment.

Symptoms

People with mild Lichen Sclerosis may have no signs or symptoms.

Signs and symptoms usually affect the skin of the genital and anal areas, but may also affect the skin of the upper body, upper arms and breasts. They may include:

  • Redness

  • Itching (pruritus), which can be severe

  • Discomfort or pain

  • Smooth white patches on your skin

  • Blotchy, wrinkled patches

  • Tearing or bleeding

  • In severe cases, bleeding, blistering or ulcerated sores

  • Painful sex

Vulvar cancer 

(Rare andeffects 6-7% of women)

 

Vulvar cancer is a type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. The vulva is the area of skin that surrounds the urethra and vagina, including the clitoris and labia.

Vulvar cancer commonly forms as a lump or sore on the vulva that often causes itching. Though it can occur at any age, vulvar cancer is most commonly diagnosed in older adults.

Vulvar cancer treatment usually involves surgery to remove the cancer and a small amount of surrounding healthy tissue. Sometimes vulvar cancer surgery requires removing the entire vulva. The earlier vulvar cancer is diagnosed, the less likely an extensive surgery is needed for treatment.

 

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of vulvar cancer may include:

  • Itching that doesn't go away

  • Pain and tenderness

  • Bleeding that isn't from menstruation

  • Skin changes, such as color changes or thickening

  • A lump, wartlike bumps or an open sore (ulcer)

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