My clitoris started hurting right when i started my period which was yesterday (aug 23). its a sort of sharp pain whenever I wipe and move in a certain way. It feels hard too. I tried looking at it in the shower today and the tip looks sorta white? I have a feelings its swollen too. I am sorta desperate for answers, if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated!!! If anything needs to be clarified let me know. Plus, I am sexually active but no STDs bc my partner and i were both virgins when we met. Also, it has been a week or so since i had sex so no way this swollen clitoris was from the sex. This has never happened to me before during my periods. It's super annoying!!! Help??
Why does my Clitoris hurt?
Here's an update for everybody! Well, the pain in my clitoris has luckily gone down. No more pain when wiping or touching so good thing!! The same day i noticed my clitoris hurting is the same day that i had a major itch attack around my vagina/anus (how embarrassing) after the itch attack happened, i went to take a shower and check that area and now there are little tiny bumps and yesterday those bumps actually hurt but now they dont. Should i worry about those bumps or just leave them alone? They seem to be doing fine healing, but i guess you can never be too careful! These past couple of days i've just been using vagisil (around/on my clitoris and on the bumps) until i can get to a doctors on Monday.Added 26 Aug 2012:
Also, i want to thank everyone for their answers!!! i appreciate it!! :)
See a Dr. Possible infection or,
I have had this too. It was a long time ago when I was a little girl. I got a large white cyst in the skin folds next to my clitoris and I remember it was very painful. It is from debris collecting in the skin folds (the clitoris has a little hood just like a mans uncircumcised penis) and getting infected. You can try taking warm hip bath soaks several ties a day to try to clear out the area. Use as warm a water as you can without burning yourself-you can even add a little epsom salts if you want. Swish the water around the area and gently retract the clitoral hood to help clear out this debris. If this doesnt help or it seems to be getting worse you may want to visit your gynecologist.
I've had similar symptoms from yeast so the Monistat may help. DzooBaby's answer sounds like good advice too - and I've had yeast in that little area - and nowhere else. Her explanation of the anatomy explains it perfectly! Soaking in warm water cleans it out and brings oxygen to those tissues, which will help with yeast also. Give it a few days and if it's not better it will be time to see your doctor. Kudos to you for being aware of your body and having the courage to ask for help. Regards - ElizaJane
Here are the symptoms of a yeast infection from a gynecologist:
Not all women exhibit noticeable symptoms when they have a yeast infection, especially if the infection is mild. However, typical yeast infection symptoms include:
Itching in the vaginal area and around the vulva (the opening of the vagina)
Burning in the vaginal area
Swelling of the vulva
White/gray vaginal discharge that may be thick (sometimes described as looking like cottage cheese)
Burning during urination
Pain with sexual intercourse
Most vaginal yeast infections do not produce a strong vaginal odor; a fishy odor is more common with bacterial infections.
Gynecologists recommend that if you have never had a yeast infection before, not to self-diagnose, but to have a doctor diagnose, as other bacterial infections can mimic yeast infections. After you have had your first yeast infection, (of which they have studied, women will get at least ONE yeast infection in their life), then you can self-diagnose a yeast infection and treat accordingly.
You have not listed a single symptom of a yeast infection, as I had mentioned above.
Best of luck to you!!
Awww trust me girl I know the feeling Its not easy hey try to wash with clean warm water followed by cold water frequently,and increase your yorghurt intake,I had symptoms of a yeast infection a couple of weeks back and I think frequent washing blow drying and yorghurt saved me..
The what's and whys. What has changed in your life? What if anything are you suffering from already that could be influencing the pain ? It's 2 days now and are you still suffering the same problem ?. What have you done about the pain and have you felt it has eased or gotten worse ? Have you seen a doctor yet or have you planned a visit as that's one of the first things I would do. Answer these questions and maybe someone else could help you to understand the problem. I hope this helps so that we can help you. LizardMan
I worked as an ob/gyn nurse for many years. It is best to see your doctor to be sure there is no infection or growth. Doing a sitz bath for comfort until you can be seen would not do any harm. it might be soothing and decrease some of your discomfort. Do not be afraid to call your doctor who is on call to desribe your symptoms. They might be able to put your mind at ease a little and give you advise that would carry you till the appt. Just be sure to call first thing Monday morning to get an appt. Plus if you speak to the doctor they might make sure you get an appt. right away. If you use any type of antibiotic cream like Monistat it will make it more difficult for them to test you for yeast or bacterial vaganosis. Though your symptoms do sound more like a small lesion/cyst. Hope you feel better soon.
Hi, I'm responding to the added info. If you have 'little bumps' ANYWHERE in your vaginal area you should see a Gynocologist about it. It could be something or it could be nothing. It may be some type of an infection that you may or may not have gotten from your bf. I hate to say that, but it's true.
Get checked out and soon.
Sounds like a yeast infection.
If you're having a painful clitoris, try this first: have someone check it out up close with a flashlight while you pull back the hood (or try to look yourself with a mirror). When I had a very painful, sensitive clitoris, it hurt anytime I moved, shifted, wiped, etc. I had my husband take a close look w/flashlight while I pulled back the hood. He saw a HAIR, lodged in between my clitoris & the hood. He pulled it out with tweezers, and it was INSTANT relief! I wanted to share to hopefully help someone else out.
Vagisil is made to be used inside the vagina, not on the outside. Don't know if it is a good idea to use on the white bumps you speak of, but, if its not irritating the situation, its a little late for that advice.
In regards to the bumps don't try treating them yourself go and see a doctor because you never know what they are and if it's worse then what you think you could cause more problems for yourself.
I understand your partner told you he's a Virgin, but the truth is having unprotected sex is a serious problem because you can catch anything these days. Unless your married and know every place your partner goes too don't have unprotected sex take care of yourself before others.
You might think the bumps are healing, but the truth is bumps could be herpies, genital warts, std infection, bumps from shaving which can cause bacteria infections, and more.
A little knowledge since I had to go through it myself which wasn't any fun. I had bumps on my vagina and they were itchy, painful, and just wouldn't go away. Well, when my stress level went down the bumps would go away, but as soon as I was stressed again the bumps would come back and I hated it. I ended up pregnant when having these bumps and so during an exam my doctor let me know they were genital warts and when a female is stressed they can come back worse every time and very painful. I had surgery and even know three layers of skin was taken so the warts would be removed til this day when I'm stressed it's tough, but I no longer have bumps. I didn't get my genital warts from my partner, but I did get many stds from him because I found out he was sleeping with many girls and not using condoms.
You have to trust yourself before trusting a partner if not married use protection it'll save you from stds and pregnancy.
ISuggest you see doctor and i think's it's swollen because you get sex .and the sex cause Vascular congestion led to swollen clitoris because the clitoris as we know have a lot of a lot of capillary vessels.and also i Suggest you prevent do sex to avoid congestion .and I wish you healing
I agree with a few people. It's most likely a yeast infection or some type of infection, but I would definitely get it checked out.
Some women do not have a hood on their clitoris, and instead a simple mound. If the clitoral protrusion is firm, as though a little ball is inside, there may be some infection, or there may be a build up of a natural secretion called smegma. Some women can express either out of a small pore located at the tip. Do not be too rough, because it can cause further painful damage, but done gently, it can help relieve the annoying painful pressure.
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