Clitoral pain refers to sharp or stabbing pain in the clitoris, or rawness/irritation, that can be exacerbated by touch, walking, wearing tight underwear or moving at certain angles.
Clitoral pain is often caused by dermatological conditions, such as skin infections or disorders. It may also be a sign of a more serious, underlying condition that involves the entire body, such as diabetes. The most common causes of clitoral pain are:
- Past surgery in the vulvar region
- Injury from sexual abuse
- Irritation to the nerves in the vulvar region
- Rashes in the vulvar region
- Recurring yeast infections
- Recurrent sexually transmitted infections
- Skin irritation from detergents, soap or feminine hygiene products
Depending on the underlying cause of clitoral pain, this condition can lead to life-threatening complications if left untreated. If you’re experiencing pain in your clitoris, it’s important to see a pelvic pain specialist as soon as possible to develop a treatment plan and help you find relief.