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Swollen clitoris
Several months ago my clitoris became swollen and tender, but there didn't seem to be anything really wrong with it so I thought it would go away on it's own.  I've masturbated regularly since I was young, but I didn't do anything out of the ordinary recently to irritate it.  Recently a couple small white bumps that may be pus developed, while the clitoris itself is still swollen and red.  The possibility of it being an STD is very low as I've never been intimate with anyone.  It doesn't hurt or itch or otherwise trouble me, and the clitoris is the only part affected.  Has anyone heard of this before?  What would cause this?
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I have not heard of this, but it does sound like you should get to the doc and see what is going on. It may be embarrasing but better safe than sorry.
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well, that has kinda happened to me. I got a yeast infection and had the pill from the dr to clear it up, but it didn't. And it got so bad that i was irritated on the outside as well as the inside and the clitoris was part of it that was irritated too. But if you don't have any of the other symptoms maybe it's not yeast infection? Try a doctor! Especially since it hasn't cleared up and you've had it for quite a while.
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It sounds like clitoridynia.  Translated as, pain in the clitorus. Check out information on vulvodynia maybe even vulvar vestibulitus. Good websites are vulvodynia.com, nva, and some women's yahoo support groups like vulvodynia support.

This is not a std and probably not an infection. There are nerves that run through the pelvis that can overact for apparently no reason at all and they have the joy in ending were our most sensitive tissues are.  :|

You need to seek out a gyn that is familar with vulvar/genital pain issues.

There are treatments that can help. You may have to be persisent. Do not let any doctor tell you that this is 'all in your head because all of the tests are negative.' It's not. Finding a knowledgable doctor is the key.

Good luck.
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I have the same symptoms and they are caused by lichen sclerosis. See a dermatologist as your problem may be a skin problem probably caused by an autoimmune disease. A gynaecologist can refer you to a dermatologist that specializes in vulvlar problems.
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I recently went to the doctor for the same problem. I was told that I have several cyst on and around my clitorus and an enlarged blood vessel and it is causing my clitorus to swell. My gyn said if it does not hurt then there is nothing to worry about. She sd that the swelling will eventually go down. She said if it get painful to just soak in a warm tub as often as you can to get the cyst to break on their own. I hope this helps you some.
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a couple of nights ago after sex, i had the same problem, my clitoris swelled up but was neither painful or itchy. It went back to normal again withing 24 hours, but it still freeked me out! I put it down to sucking, like when you suck on a long balloon it swells, i hope this is right.
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i have an indwelling catheter because I am paralysed and My clitoris is always swollen.  I just figured it was from the catheter.  Since I cannot feel anthing anyway, it does not bother me.  I hope its nothing too serious.  I just dont care anymore.  I am learning to live with it.
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I've had the exact same thing happen to me. I freaked out went to the 2 dr.'s where I was tested for everything due to my paranoia and came back with just a yeast infection> the swollen clitoris still happens to me to this day when i have sex or their's alot of friction down there so I'm guessing im just sensitive?? The dr. couldn't really give me an explanation for that except that I was fine and to stop worrying about it
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SO WHAT TREATMENT CAN YOU GET FOR A SWOLLEN CLITORIS CAUSE ITS KINDA EMBARRASING.
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Hi, I have been having the same prob for a couple of months now too. I think my clitorus is swollen but I never really investigated it too much before! It is also tender to the touch if touched directly but I can still orgasm and have sex although psychologically it has affected me wanting to have sex. I believe that mine is psycholgical as I suffered from soreness for a long time before finally plucking up the courage to have std checks. Once getting the all clear my problems stopped that day!! I only now have this tender problem with my clitorus....because I worry so much about it that might the cause of it not going. Maybe ppl who suffer from these things may have some some issues or fears about their sexula area, causing unwanted symptoms, they can also be a sign to address things psychologically I know this is how it affects me.
Hope this info helps
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An autoimmune disease called Behcet's Syndrome's initial symptoms closely resemble the herpes virus, causing vaginal sores, cuts, fissures, and folliculitis. Other symptoms develop years later, so it is very important that you find out just what it is that is causing your symptoms. Don't be too quick to brush it off as nothing, Behcet's disease affects people of every age and every race. It is important you see a doctor who know's enough to help you. Ask them about Behcet's Syndrome, if they don't know enough to tell you what it is, they won't be able to tell you if you have it or not. You can visit the free American Behcet's Disease Website for much more information. It is not contagious and it doesn't run in families either.
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I forgot to say Behcet's Syndrome causes vaginal inflammation. If you develop any other symptoms along with the inflammation, that may be a sign of this disease.
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Do you use a laptop? I recently bought one. One night when I was using it for only around an hour and a half it was getting quite hot and my lady parts were as well, they started to itch a little as well. When I turned it off and got up to take a bath I notied that my clitorious had swelled up to an enormous size! Like four times the size! It was like a cross between th elephant man and preditor down there!

I was totally freaked out by this and rang HNS direct for some advice as this was not a normal thing, the size of it and the fact it seemed to come from nowhere really scared me. They said it was unusual for something to occur like this for no good reason and so severly, they suggested a cold compress and to go to the doctors the next day.

So I sat there with a bag of ice between my legs totally freaked by this baloon animal I was now sporting between my legs.

I awoke it the morning and most of the swelling had thankfully gone down .

I went to the doctors and he said it was highly likely that the heat of the laptop and lack of air has caused it to swell up! I had no idea that this was possible. The ill effects of laptop heat are well documented in men, but watch out girlies, as we are now starting to see effects on women as well. I wouldnt wish what I experienced on anyone.
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I woke up yesterday with my clitoris swollen and extremely sensitive.  I haven't done anything sexual with anyone in about a week because I have my period.  I have never had sex but I have dont everything else.  The last time I did anything was last tuesday and I haven't had any problems.  Monday I woke up and my clitoris was swollen and it felt like I had bruised my clitoris or my pubic bone.  It still hurts today, will the swelling eventually go down?
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i was just at home sitting around and i went to change into something more comfortable, my vagina started itching like crazy and i kept like checking it out to see but it wouldnt stop itching, it become red and i stopped because i got nervous.. ten minutes later i was sitting on my computer and went to take a shower, i went to put a towel around me and now my clitoris has swelled up like seriously five times its actual size.... HELP!!!! what does this mean!?!! im just gunna wait it out because its way embarassing and i dont know what to doooo!!
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it has been six days now and my clitoris has the same exact problem like it just feels real irritated and i thought i was just horny but it was more than that bcuz when i tried to touch it a bit it just got bigger and became swollen it scared me and i have like sercreations of wetness or *** whatever some white studd around it like i be constantly that way i need help this is rare and unusual
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I would like to know whats going on down there, you know... lol
The left side of my clitoris is swollen but Im not exactly sure why.
No itching.... no inflammation... no random bumps... no nothing.
Just swollen....
I had some (not to be vulgar... just honest) rough sex yesterday. I came home, washed off, and checked myself out (like everyone does). The left side looks like a gulf ball (over exaggerating) and Its a tad embarrassing. How long is this stuff gonna last do you think?
The only thing im doing to hopefully help is to take a bubble bath.

hopefully this isn't a big issue or something really bad thats going on.
Like an infection or even an STD.

someone.... tell me whats goin on lol.
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Its all better. lol
It was back to normal after about 20 hours of not bothering it.
Its probably just irritated and had swollen up.
Hope everyone else out there had only that problem.

bye. <3
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I noticed after I had sex that my clitoris was red and enlarged, this has only happen twice to me and this time, It really hurts to even close my legs!!! I read your comment about the laptop use, and I was using my laptop earlier that day, so I don't know if I can use that idea why my clitoris is enlarged. It is really tender to the touch!! I have read several other comments about the same problem, and they said about friction. So I am hoping that maybe just maybe that is the problem, Like on a scale of 1-10 its like a 7!!! So I hope you can help me out!! I am gonna ice it lol... So please get back to me and let me know if you can help me!!!
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Hi there I have had this same problem for about a week to ten days now I was too embarrassed to go to the doctor at first as I live in a small community.  Then last night it kicked up a gear as I though it was thrush to begin with then the swelling becmae so big that everytime I moved it felt like stabbing pain and I couldn't help but cry I couldn't sleep all night then I called my mum (in England) and she said she wouldn't forgive me if I didn't go so I went to a clinic and unfortunately was seen by a man but when you're in that much pain you really stop caring and pride.  So I was checked out and he said it was an abcess which oh yeah needed to be drained!!!!  Now I'm not a fan of needles but I didn't have a choice, he numbed it and then took out a whole lot of icky stuff which got sent off for testing.  I'm not going to lie it does hurt but straight after the sweeling was reduced and I could walk like me again and not like a penguin!!  He gave me penicillin to kill any bacteria and said I must have a bath and massage it gently as there was still a hole obviously more ick came out but I figure thats all got to be better out than in!  He said that the drugs may give me thrush so gave me a prescription for oral tablet too just in case!

Please girls if your symptoms match mine you must go get it checked its only gonna get worse!  He said that there was no real reason for it occuring just like a pimple lets just hope there will be no more in my lifetime!  

Good luck and take care

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I noticed after I had sex that my clitoris was red and enlarged, this has only happen twice to me and this time, It really hurts to even close my legs!!! I read your comment about the laptop use, and I was using my laptop earlier that day, so I don't know if I can use that idea why my clitoris is enlarged. It is really tender to the touch!! I have read several other comments about the same problem, and they said about friction. So I am hoping that maybe just maybe that is the problem, Like on a scale of 1-10 its like a 7!!! So I hope you can help me out!! I am gonna ice it lol... So please get back to me and let me know if you can help me!!!
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