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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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What are the small, white, pimple-like bumps on my clitoral hood? I am not sexually active.

What are the small, white, pimple-like bumps on my clitoral hood? I am not sexually active.

May be normal: Since you are not sexually active it is likely that you are just seeing glandular tissue around the clitoris. Glands are present in this area. Consider seeing an Obgyn. They can do a quick examination to make sure what you are seeing is normal. ...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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I found small puss filled bumps on my clitoral hood; the urgent care dr. Said it was HSV-2 after swab. Could having hidradenitis affect the test?

I found small puss filled bumps on my clitoral hood; the urgent care dr. Said it was HSV-2 after swab. Could having hidradenitis affect the test?

No: You could have perineal or perianal hidradenitis, and HSV-2 coexisting at the same time.
But there should be no confusion since in hidradenitis the pathogens found in the pus culture are bacterial in nature, and HSV-2 is a virus. ...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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Around my clitoral hood and labia minora there are these tiny bumps that look like pimples! Labia minora is more stretchy on the one side! Normal?

Around my clitoral hood and labia minora there are these tiny bumps that look like pimples! Labia minora is more stretchy on the one side! Normal?

Can be normal: It's normal to have some irregularities and 'bumps' on your hood and labia minora. Sometimes we are born with them, could also be enlarged pores, could also be tiny condylomas. If you've ever had sex, then possible hpv related. Definitely normal to have one labia be more stretchy then the other, just like normal to have one breast bigger than the other. Hope that helps! ...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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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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Last week I found a tiny bump on my clitoris in the crease under the hood. It's not painful and hasn't grown. I've had the HPV shot. What could it be?

Last week I found a tiny bump on my clitoris in the crease under the hood. It's not painful and hasn't grown. I've had the HPV shot. What could it be?

See an OB/GYN: If you are concerned about this go and get it examined by a professional. Without seeing it, it is impossible to diagnose. Probably benign, but have it looked at. Best wishes. ...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 is the cause of a clitoris that has suddenly become covered by the clitoral hood, almost entirely (minus injury). Is it reversible? If so, how?

Clitoral Hood: The reduction of the excessive prepuce is called "clitoral hood reduction or clitoral hoodectomy." most often this procedure is performed for functional reasons. ...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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What does it mean if there are bumps on the clitoris?

Visualized: When you have lumps or bumps in the vaginal or genital area, its always important to have them evaluated with a physician or nurse practitioner that can directly view them. It could be a variety of things including genital warts. ...Read more

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I have two to three white bumps under my clitoris above my urethra that do not hurt. What could it be?

Fungus: White bumps that are small and no symptoms could reflect fungal overgrowth. Sometimes an unbalance may allow fungus to overgrow the normal bacteria homeostasis. It could be many other findings. See your doctor and talk to them about the white spots. ...Read more

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I have a bump next to my clitoris. It is mildly painful and the size of a pea. What could it be? Can I use neosporin?

Probable cyst of: Gaerner's duct, or skenes duct. They are benign. Safe to use neosporin. See you gyn dr. If it enlrges or continues to bother you. ...Read more

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I have a bump above my clitoris I'm concerned because I had unprotected sex. It doesn't hurt but the bump isn't going away should I be concerned?

I have a bump above my clitoris I'm concerned because I had unprotected sex. It doesn't hurt but the bump isn't going away should I be concerned?

Get it checked: For your peace of mind, get it checked. May be nothing. May be something easily treatable. May be something you could spread to others if not careful, so go see someone. Remember to protect yourself every time by using condoms. Consider having your own supply of them just in case. Consider contraception too if not already using it. Good luck! ...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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This isn't something that happened suddenly but my clitoral hood is very large, it hangs oitside of my labia when I stand, it hangs out by 2cm?

Appearances: There is a WIDE variation in the appearance of the female external genitalia. What you are describing is most likely within the regular norms of anatomy. However, certain situations, where there are larger than average labia or clitoral hoods, can result in irritation from constant rubbing on your clothing. The best way to answer your worries is to see a GYN who can take a look and evaluate it ...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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Is it ok to put neosporin on my labia minora and clitoral hood?

Safe but...: That is safe but why? If you have a painful blistered area there you need to evaluated and tested for herpes. ...Read more