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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Clitoris

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My clitoris hurts every time I wipe, or gently touch it. I have never had this feeling before. There seems to be no swelling.

My clitoris hurts every time I wipe, or gently touch it. I have never had this feeling before. There seems to be no swelling.

Examination needed: You need to be examined by a GYN doctor to confirm what is the diagnosis. There could be many reasons why this area is painful i.e. infection, contact irritant, etc. Particularly herpetic lesions may present as a cut or blister and is very tender to touch. Such infection must be ruled out. ...Read more

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What causes painful intercourse and clitoris swelling?

What causes painful intercourse and clitoris swelling?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I noticed a thumb nail sized swelling next to my clitoris, it came up in the last few hours, it is soft on the outside but seems to have a hard centre?

I noticed a thumb nail sized swelling next to my clitoris, it came up in the last few hours, it is soft on the outside but seems to have a hard centre?

Pelvic exam: Cannot be diagnosed online. You will need a pelvic exam to rule out a growth, wart or scab from sexual activity. Avoid tight fitting thong type underwear and certain use condoms if sexually active. ...Read more

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Swelling of the vaginal area after sex, smelly white (sometimes thick or watery discharge) white stuff around my clitoris(smells) ongoing for years!!!

Swelling of the vaginal area after sex, smelly white (sometimes thick or watery discharge) white stuff around my clitoris(smells) ongoing for years!!!

Professional exam: Swelling or irritation suggest yeast (thrush), but discharge description and odor are more like bacterial vaginosis or perhaps trichomonas. Depending on risk, STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia are possible, especially at your age (21). Diagnosis should not be difficult. See your doctor, or perhaps your nearest NHS GUM clinic for highly expert, lifestyle-sensitive care. Good luck! ...Read more

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This is more of a gynecologist question. I have this swelling on my clitoris and it sorta had this black dot on it. It feels like a bruise?

This is more of a gynecologist question. I have this swelling on my clitoris and it sorta had this black dot on it. It feels like a bruise?

Need to see it: It's not possible to know what this is without seeing it. If you like, you can ask for a private conversation and upload a photo of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a girl to feel her vagina getting moist, or swelling up of her clitoris and labia and boobs?

Is it possible for a girl to feel her vagina getting moist, or swelling up of her clitoris and labia and boobs?

Yes: Sexual arousal can be detected by the woman just as a man can tell when he is feeling aroused. The female response is fairly complex, but many women are aware of the response while it is occurring. It may be far more difficult for the male partner to determine the female arousal response. If you aren't sure, ask! my rule is if you can't talk about sex with someone, you shouldn't be having it! ...Read more

Clitoris (Definition)

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