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I'm having reaction to miconazole 7 used twice. Labia minora and clitoral hood are red, swollen and hurt badly. How do I treat? Do I stop miconazole?

I'm having reaction to miconazole 7 used twice. Labia minora and clitoral hood are red, swollen and hurt badly. How do I treat? Do I stop miconazole?

Vulvitis.: Miconazole is not working. Probably something else causing this not the yeast infection. Stop miconazole. You may have some sort of irritation from chemicals in the feminine hygiene products such as douches, vaginal spray, sops, bubble bath, perfumed toilet paper. See your doctor for an examination and testing of urine and vaginal discharge to rule out std or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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The head of my clitoris is very red, swollen, and painful. It has gotten to the point where it hurts to lay down. What should I do?

The head of my clitoris is very red, swollen, and painful. It has gotten to the point where it hurts to lay down. What should I do?

STOP: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...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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Hello, in the last 2 or 3 years I noticed above my clitoris in the clitoral hood, what looks like a swollen vein, but It's colorless, 16 yo, no sex yet?

Hello, in the last 2 or 3 years I noticed above my clitoris in the clitoral hood, what looks like a swollen vein, but It's colorless, 16 yo, no sex yet?

Exam: It sounds like you are just seeing a small vein. This is likely normal. Consider seeing an Obgyn and letting them visualize the area. They can confirm that you are seeing a normal finding. ...Read more

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My clitoris is irritated and itchy. Left side of my clitoral hood is swollen and formed blood clot. Pain extends to prepuce please help!!!

My clitoris is irritated and itchy. Left side of my clitoral hood is swollen and formed blood clot. Pain extends to prepuce please help!!!

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 an infection such as genital herpes, yeast or others. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital pain and tenderness specifically on my clitoris. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? Recently I used a clitoral pump during sex and after that its been red and swollen.

I am experiencing genital pain and tenderness specifically on my clitoris. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? Recently I used a clitoral pump during sex and after that its been red and swollen.

???????: You used suction and gave yourself a hickey on the genital skin. Now you ask why it is red and sorer?????? Avoid friction there and gently lubricate it [KY]. As days go by it will heal. ...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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I have a red, swollen clitoris hood, have only come up in the last 24 hours. Afraid it is some sort of std??

I have a red, swollen clitoris hood, have only come up in the last 24 hours. Afraid it is some sort of std??

Probably bug bite: Red bugs/chiggers/etc often seek out tight spaces in your undergarments and that tissue will swell an unusual amount and often turn a purplish red with even a minor bite. They often itch more than they hurt. Local application of an emollient cream or 1/2% hydrocortizone cream can give some relief. If it doesn't improve in a day or so have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My clitoris has always been very sensitive it looks very red and swollen I m not sexually active it sometimes burns help?

Evaluation: You should see your obgyn. You need to make sure there is no sign of a local infection. Also you want to make sure there is nothing on the surface or the skin nearby that is causing that. If there is a problem, you are best off getting it treated soon so it does not get worse and lead to any long lasting problems. ...Read more

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I think I have what is called smegma irritation on my clitoral hood? It's red and sore to touch, no sores lesions how to cure?

I think I have what is called smegma irritation on my clitoral hood? It's red and sore to touch, no sores lesions how to cure?

See answer: Good hygiene and wash with mild non-allergenic soap and water and avoiding any potential chemical irritants (spermicidals, lubricants, fragrances, colored or scented tissue paper, etc) is generally all that is needed. Can also apply short-term a topical over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day. ...Read more

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I had oral sex and fingering. My pubic bone and lips hurt. On my clitoral hood and vagina opening I have a red spot wound, like raw skin. How to heal?

I had oral sex and fingering. My pubic bone and lips hurt. On my clitoral hood and vagina opening I have a red spot wound, like raw skin. How to heal?

Rest: Painful pubic bone & lips could be due to trauma from over enthusiastic fun. Red spot wound could be due to infection. See your Family Doc or Gyn for evaluation & testing. May need antibiotics. Or just rest. ...Read more

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My vagina has been dry, itchy, and my clitoris seems red, swollen and very sensitive. Never had sex and NO thick clumpy discharge. Been a week?

My vagina has been dry, itchy, and my clitoris seems red, swollen and very sensitive. Never had sex and NO thick clumpy discharge. Been a week?

You may have: Yeast infection from taking antibiotics or a secondary infection. Or bacterial infection or an infected cyst. Please get to a healthcare provider for assistance with diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap! ...Read more

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My clitoris has been red for months, labia minora is also red and swollen. Was itchy but treated with canesten pessary. Still very red, help please?

My clitoris has been red for months, labia minora is also red and swollen. Was itchy but treated with canesten pessary. Still very red, help please?

Ouch: Sounds very uncomfortable. Please see a doctor for an exam and some good help, after "months" you need a diagnosis on the redness/itching before trying further treatment. ...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'm 3 weeks postpartum and clitoris is itching. When I got undressed, I noticed it was very swollen and red spots on my pad. Is this an infection?

I'm 3 weeks postpartum and clitoris is itching. When I got undressed, I noticed it was very swollen and red spots on my pad. Is this an infection?

Swelling: The swelling may represent an infection or an irritation due to something on the pad. Your health provider can take a look. Either way, it sounds like it can be easily treated. ...Read more

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There is a cut on labia right next to clitoris, it bleed, burns, itches and there was white discharge all over. Clit is swollen and the area is red. Help?

There is a cut on labia right next to clitoris, it bleed, burns, itches and there was white discharge all over. Clit is swollen and the area is red. Help?

Time to see GYN MD: It is time to make an appointment with a GYN MD or go to the emergency room so this area can be identified and treated by a MD who can "lay eyes on it". ...Read more

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Doc said I had herpes. Never had bumps tho. But clitoris was swollen & uti. Took Flagyl and it cleared up except now it's just red & a bit itchy.

Doc said I had herpes. Never had bumps tho. But clitoris was swollen & uti. Took Flagyl and it cleared up except now it's just red & a bit itchy.

Herpes: A viral culture at the time the rash breaks out (especially if there are blisters) will confirm the diagnosis. Flagyl won't treat herpes but perhaps the herpes healed by itself during the time you were on the flagyl. After a few weeks (about 8 for your immune system to develop a response) you could get a blood test to see if you have antibodies against herpes. If you don't then you didn't have it. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen bump inside my vaginal lips right above my clitoris that is sore. I have never had this before...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

Get evaluated: All those lumps and bumps could be nothing or could be something. Very hard to advice without looking at it. You need to be seen by a gynecologist to be able to determine if this is something to be worried about. ...Read more

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What is the burning in my vaginal region? I think it may be my clitoris. Urinating does not burn, nothing is swollen or red, no foul odor of any kind, no unnatural discharge, and I am an 18 year old female.

What is the burning in my vaginal region? I think it may be my clitoris. Urinating does not burn, nothing is swollen or red, no foul odor of any kind, no unnatural discharge, and I am an 18 year old female.

Burning: Burning usually represents an inflammation or infection. Inflammation can be caused by yeast, chemicals (think bubble-baths or feminine sprays), or infection (chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea) please be seen and have this checked out if you are worried that you may have an infection. If you develop pain, fever, or vomiting, or think you may be pregnant, then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I get pubic hair stuck under hood of clitoris. Painful and my clitoris is swollen. What can I do now at home and in the future to avoid this?

Should not be stuck: It should not be true that pubic hair is stuck there and causing clitoral swelling. It seems more likely to be as a gynecologist that something else may be going on. I recommended seeing an Obgyn for an exam to confirm that all is normal. ...Read more

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My clitoris has small swollen bumps on the end of it. It's painful to the touch and I currently have a UTI. Help me please! ?

See doctor: That is obviously not normal. There are several possible diagnoses for what you describe - a definitive diagnosis would require an exam and very likely cultures and / or a biopsy. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen area on the medial aspect of my humerus around the area of my bicep some minor redness but painful when palpated i?

I woke up with a swollen area on the medial aspect of my humerus around the area of my bicep some minor redness but painful when palpated i?

Tendon rutuptur: Most likely rupture biceps tendon? Could you bend your arm normally?
If you I am wrong may be something else. ...Read more

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I had very rough sex with my s/o recently and my clitoris has been swollen and painful for two days now. It hurts to the touch. Could this be trauma?

I had very rough sex with my s/o recently and my clitoris has been swollen and painful for two days now. It hurts to the touch. Could this be trauma?

These parts: Are easy to traumatize. Warm water soaks, alternating with cool water compress, topical OTC cortaid10, and if getting worse - See GYN, Motrin for pain, Avoid sex for 2 weeks or until tenderness and swelling gone ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland next to clitoris after masturbation. Its itchy and painful. What could it be? I am 23 years old.

I have a swollen gland next to clitoris after masturbation. Its itchy and painful. What could it be? I am 23 years old.

See a doctor: Without an examination it is difficult to tell. There are many skin conditions that can effect this area too. I would recommend follow up with your doctor. In the meantime, avoid scratching. May try ice every 20 minutes on/off for irritation for 1st 24 hrs.
Recommend seeing a doctor for further evaluation and testing ...Read more