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I strained my pelvic floor muscles after working out. Why does my clitoris hurt? It's like a pulling sensation when I put pressure on it or touch it.
Yes: Some women have a small clitoral hood (the piece of skin covering the clitoris). If your clitoris is growing or larger then the size of your pinky and this is associated with increased dark hairs on your body and voice deepening you should see a physican.
Genetics, hormones: Or arousal. Some people are tall ; others short, same with size of clitoris. Arousal makes blood filled corpora (rods) erect ; thus large. Girls born with adrenal cortical hyperplasia can be born with a very large clitoris which can initially present as an ambiguous genitalia problem. Women who develop an androgen (testosterone-like) secreting tumor can experience clitoral enlargement.See 1 more doctor answer
Pudendal neuropathy: Clitoral pain is due to a neuropathy of the anterior branch of the pudendal nerve. It can be the result of trauma such as horseback riding, violent stimulation or tight clothes. Most often the exact cause is unknown. Treatment may include medication and in some cases nerve blocks. See > http://bit. Ly/21cIJDf
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor.
Check for infection: With your symptoms it needs to be checked for some kind of infection including std. You may need antibiotics after exam if there is an infection.
Get checked: You need to have this checked by your GYN