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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Hi I have a really large hard bump on my clitoral hood under neath the skin. It hurts like hell, especially when touched and it is now bruising help?

Hi I have a really large hard bump on my clitoral hood under neath the skin. It hurts like hell, especially when touched and it is now bruising help?

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some folliculitis or abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running hot soapy water as often as it is convenient and should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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3 wks ago yeast infectn cured, urethra till introitus now looks bumpy, whiteish. Got a small red bump on clitoral hood itchy painful to touch. Normal?

3 wks ago yeast infectn cured, urethra till introitus now looks bumpy, whiteish. Got a small red bump on clitoral hood itchy painful to touch. Normal?

Persisting "yeast": Was the yeast diagnosis certain? How severe was it? Initial genital herpes can cause yeast-like symptoms and could also cause a new painful genital area red bump 3 weeks later. Check it out with your doctor, especially if your apparent yeast infection had open sores, tender swelling in the groin, or headache or fever. ...Read more

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Can a clitoral hood reduction be done by a woman herself, in her own home if she has sterile equipment and local anastethic.?

Can a clitoral hood reduction be done by a woman herself, in her own home if she has sterile equipment and local anastethic.?

Bad idea: Anything is possible, however she would not be prepared for potential complications such as inadequate anesthesia or excessive bleeding. Infection is also a risk. ...Read more

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Have an red itchy little bit burning very sensitive almost can't even c tear on my clitoral hood. Very vsensitive around clitoris also and red no pain?

Have an red itchy little bit burning very sensitive almost can't even c tear on my clitoral hood. Very vsensitive around clitoris also and red no pain?

Needs exam: There are lots of things that could cause bumps, lumps and blisters on the genitals. I encourage you to schedule a visit for an exam and testing to determine the cause. Then the doc can tell you the treatment. What you are describing is concerning for genital herpes. ...Read more

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What is clitoral hood reduction why does this happen?

Then more sensitive: Clitoral hood is a fold of skin around top ; sides of clitoral glans. Clitoris is like a mini penis with regards to sensation ; hood is similar to foreskin. Head of clitoris (glans) is most sensitive part of clitoris ; cotributes most to sexual pleasure ; achieving orgasm. Removing part or all of clitoral hood increases sensitivity of clitoris ; can increase sexually induced pleasure. ...Read more

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I have a fleshy pea sized lump growing above my clitoris hood, is it normal?

I have a fleshy pea sized lump growing above my clitoris hood, is it normal?

Need examination: This is one of those questions that requires an examination by a doctor. There are so many possibilities. Without an examination it's hard to say what it is. I would definitely not try to pop it. That may cause harm. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is removal of the clitoral hood mutilation even though it's counterpart of foreskin in males?

It isn't mutilation: Removal of clitoral hood increases exposure of glans clitoris which can increase erotic sensation of clitoris. Mutilation is "female genital cutting", otherwise called female circumcision because the clitoris is amputated or removed. This removes all or virtually all erotic sensation for a woman. Hence that procedure is mutilation. ...Read more

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A small brown/black freckle appeared on my clitoral hood a few days ago. I feel a slight pinching pain with pressure put on it and burns using wipes.

A small brown/black freckle appeared on my clitoral hood a few days ago. I feel a slight pinching pain with pressure put on it and burns using wipes.

Infection: You probably have an infection of a hair follicle. You might want to have a doctor have a look at it. Leave it alone, though, don't try to pop it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the reason why a clitoral hood would suddenly cover the head of the clitoris (i'm a virgin and no known recollection of injuring myself there)?

What's the reason why a clitoral hood would suddenly cover the head of the clitoris (i'm a virgin and no known recollection of injuring myself there)?

It is normal: There are many variations to the clitoral anatomy. It also depends upon how you examine yourself in the mirror. If you pull the labia majora upwards near the clitoris, you can see the head of the clitoris (glans) better. You need not worry. Zk. ...Read more

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This is really awkward to ask but I don't know what else to do. I have what look like tiny white heads on the sides near my clitoral hood. Please help?

Normal: There is no awkwardness here. This is a place where physicians respond. This sounds like it could be normal. But, if you are that worried, please go see your gynecologist. This is what they do all day is to examine, explain, reassure, or treat as necessary. ...Read more

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Painful lump in clitoris, what is it?

Painful lump in clitoris, what is it?

See your doctor: You need your doctor to review what it may be. If it is a sexually transmitted disease you will need this treated, if it is an abscess she will be able to incise and drain and treat with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why is the removal of the clitoral hood considered mutilation even though it's the female counterpart of the male foreskin?

Here are some...: Clitoral hood poses no risk to produce medical issues like those for foreskin. So its removal is unnecessary and its forced removal for no medical merit is, of course, a humiliation. How do you think? ...Read more

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I am a female and have smegma under the clitoral hood. I have to clean myself a few times daily; is there anything I can use to keep it away?

I am a female and have smegma under the clitoral hood. I have to clean myself a few times daily; is there anything I can use to keep it away?

Use a washcloth: Smegma is desquamative skin trapped between two skin edges. This exfoliation of skin is a normal process and happens everywhere we have skin. In skin creases the exfoliated skin gets trapped and accumulates and that is the condition you described. Is using a washcloth to scrub in these areas helps eliminate the smegma. ...Read more

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I think I have an embedded clitoral hood piercing. I"m not sure how long its been embedded but I haven't been able to see the bottom of it for a l...

Clit hood piercing: Probably best to see your doctor - they will be able to assess the situation and if necessary - numb the area up to figure out what is going on. Did the screw on portion get lost or is it still attached or unknown because its embedded?? - This is something best left to another person to be able to look and if necessary - expose the screw on portion and then remove the piercing. ...Read more

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I've been msturbating for 2 yrs, it feels good nor bad. My clitoral hood came out twice, there's always sharp pain, then closes seconds later. Am I ok?

I've been msturbating for 2 yrs, it feels good nor bad. My clitoral hood came out twice, there's always sharp pain, then closes seconds later. Am I ok?

See an obgyn: The clitoral hood is a small covering over the clitoris. During sexual stimulation the clitoris engorges it sort of pokes out from under the hood. This should not cause a sharp pain. An obgyn can do an exam and go through all the anatomy with you to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What to do if I found on my clitoris there is a hard red lump, is this a pimple?

What to do if I found on my clitoris there is a hard red lump, is this a pimple?

Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild dermatitis, infection, std, pimple or laceration. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump under skin near clitoris? Had for a few months, can't move it much under the skin. What could it be?

Pea sized lump under skin near clitoris? Had for a few months, can't move it much under the skin. What could it be?

Needs to be seen: 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. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and sexual active I have a hard lump under the skin of my clitoris. I don't know what it is, what could it be?

I'm 17 and sexual active I have a hard lump under the skin of my clitoris. I don't know what it is, what could it be?

Needs to be checked: It is hard to say without more information like does it hurt or bleed or any drainage. It could be a cyst or due to an infection. I suggest you get it checked by your gynecologist to find what it may be.. ...Read more

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I have had a jelly bean sized lump beside my clitoris for 2 years now. It is under the skin and shows no visible sign. Hurts slightly when pressed.

Vulva clitoral: It is not possible to diagnose what this is and what kind of followup without visual inspection. Please see a gynecologist soon. In a young person, most Vulva or clitoral lumps are benign. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have noticed in the last couple days a small internal lump like pea sized about my clitoris. I am sexually active and haven't been tested f?

I'm 16 and have noticed in the last couple days a small internal lump like pea sized about my clitoris. I am sexually active and haven't been tested f?

Needs to be seen: 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. Folliculitis is one possibility. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

No: The majority of lumps in the thyroid when noted to be multiple on scan represent the condition "multinodular goiter" These are almost always benign. When a solitary lesion is present that is "cold" on isotope scan, this is suspicious for possible malignancy and should always be removed. Bx has a certain degree of error especially if a follicular lesion looking benign has invaded capsule. ...Read more

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13 yr old daughter says under her clitoral hood feels like air bubbles come out of it sometimes what could cause that sensation?

Inflammation?: That sensation sounds like irritation to the clitoral hood which will leave an uncomfortable feeling until things are resolved. I suggest you have a thorough physical exam by a skilled OB to narrow the possibilities and start appropriate treatment ...Read more

Clitoris (Definition)

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