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Clitoris (Definition)

The clitoris is a female sexual organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited ...Read more


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Why is my clitoris black and tender to touch , i woke up yesterday and just that tiny area is black , i assumed it was a bruise but im reall worried ?

Why is my clitoris black and tender to touch , i woke up yesterday and  just that tiny area is black , i assumed it was a bruise but im reall worried ?

Congestion: This is one possibility. It is a highly sensate (increase density of nerves and blood vessels). Observe routine contact and perineal moisture precautions and see your ob/gyn if changes persist. ...Read more

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It's been a week since I last had sex and it burned when I peed, and now there are red bumps around my clitoris that are tender to the touch. Help?

Exam: If unprotected, you must be screened for STD exposure. You need a pelvic exam and a urine analysis with culture. This may be a UTI or urethritis related to sexual activity/foreplay or clitoral stimulation; however, abstain sexually until cleared by your physician. ...Read more

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My clitoris is swollen and tender/hurts when touched. No other symptoms. What can this be? And what is it cause by?

Clit: It could be friction from intercourse, masturbation, tight underwear. Urinary tract infection, vulvovaginitis. Reaction to chemical (lotion/gel used for intercourse). See doctor if not sure or worried. ...Read more

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My clitoris has been very tender for a couple of weeks, sexual activity makes it worse & crossed legs hurt it.What could it be and how do I relieve it?

My clitoris has been very tender for a couple of weeks, sexual activity makes it worse & crossed legs hurt it.What could it be and how do I relieve it?

Infection/inflammatn: It is not uncommon to get inflammation of the clitoris. Also your urethral opening is near your clitoris and can get inflamed or infected and cause pain. You can even get a carbuncle there that is very tender- i recommend you go see your doctor to eval further. ...Read more

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I am having pain and tenderness on my clitoris ?

Check for std: This could be from your cycle, orgasm, infection, or the type of clothes you are wearing, or trauma. ...Read more

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I am 63 and have never had a problem with this until now. My clitoris is hanging down and it is tender when I sit. Aging has caused it to lose its f?

Clitoral swelling: Clitoral swelling and pain can occur because of infection, medication side effects etc. This type of change requires evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have some tenderness to the top of my vagina above the clitoris. Its slightly swollen and feels like there's a cut there.

I have some tenderness to the top of my vagina above the clitoris. Its slightly swollen and feels like there's a cut there.

"cut": There may very well be a "cut" there. Any number of things could have caused it. To facilitate healing you can do twice a day sitz baths. In addition, you can utilize dermaplast spray to help with giving relief. ...Read more

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Cunningless performed by friend with tongue ring last night. Now clitoris and surrounding vulva are red, swollen and tender. Link to tongue ring?

Probable abrasion.: It's probably an abrasion and should get better if you leave it alone for a couple of day. Keep it clean and dry (pat it dry after shower or bath). If does not get better in a couple of days or if it gets worse, you need to get checked. ...Read more

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I 42 years old I have not had a period in over a month. I have tender and itchy breasts. Itchy clitoris light cramping feeling and a lot of gas.

I  42 years old I have not had a period in over a month. I have tender and itchy breasts. Itchy clitoris light cramping feeling and a lot of gas.

Several things : 1. Home pregnancy test. If negative then monitor periods and see your doctor if they stay irregular 2. Get evaluated for the itchy genitals. Yeast is most likely but there are other possibilities. 3. Mammogram once per year and a breast exam by your doctor 4. Gas x is over the counter. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) helps if there is constipation. ...Read more

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Im on my material now and for the first time i have a pain on top of my viginal area by the clitoris..no pumps no sores it's s just sore..what do i do?

Im on my material now and for the first time i have a pain on top of my viginal area by the clitoris..no pumps no sores it's s just sore..what do i do?

GYN exam: multiple causes and you must have a GYN exam to rule out infection, inflammation, irritation or GYN abnormality. Common causes include: tight ( thong ) underwear, prolonged foreplay or masturbation, rough sex or chaffing. You should wear cotton boxer underwear and change twice daily. Advil or Aleve ( if not allergic ) will help with pain and swelling. I advise a GYN exam. ...Read more

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My.clitoris is sore sometimea, why?

Exam: That is a very vague question. Consider scheduling a Healthtap virtual visit with a doctor in your state where this issue can be addressed in more detail. ...Read more

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I have a sore white spot like thing beside my clitoris what is it?

Rules: Unfortunately healthtap requires it's users to be at least 14 years of age. Would recommend you make an appointment with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on my clitoris which is very sore when touched. What could it be?

I have a white patch on my clitoris which is very sore when touched. What could it be?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. A painful genital sore is concerning for herpes. A painless one is concerning for syphilis. Get tested. ...Read more

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My clitoris is very red and sore to the point I have issues cleaning. What could it be?

My clitoris is very red and sore to the point I have issues cleaning. What could it be?

Yeast infection: This could be a fungal, or yeast infection. If you are sexually active however, you should see your doctor to get tested for an std. But get an appointment in any case. ...Read more