Symptoms of clitoral pain

The symptoms of clitorodynia include the following:

  • Pain in the clitoris exacerbated by touch, walking, wearing tight clothing, or moving at certain angles
  • Sharp, stabbing pain in the clitoris
  • Rawness and irritation or itching of the clitoris
  • Numbness in the clitoral area

What causes clitorodynia?

Dermatological conditions like skin infections or other disorders may cause clitoral pain. It may also be a sign of a more serious, underlying condition related to hormonal, neuromuscular, or inflammatory changes. The most common causes of clitoral pain are:

  • Past surgery in the vulvar region
  • Medications or stopping of certain medications
  • Keratin pearls
  • Injury from sexual abuse
  • Irritation to the nerves in the vulvar region
  • Vulvar rashes
  • Recurring yeast infections
  • Recurrent sexually transmitted infections
  • Skin irritation from detergents, soap, or feminine hygiene products

Depending on the underlying cause of clitoral pain, it is imperative to seek treatment immediately. If you’re experiencing pain in your clitoris, seeing a pelvic pain specialist as soon as possible is essential to develop a treatment plan and help you find relief. Various tests may be required to diagnose the underlying reason for ongoing clitoral pain, including taking samples of fluids to identify a bacterial infection and a clinical examination.

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Treatments for clitoral pain

The treatment protocols for clitoral pain will reflect the cause of the condition. It may involve:

  • Antibiotics if the pain is related to an STD or a skin rash
  • Antifungal medications for yeast infections
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications for nerve-related pain
  • Procedures such as keratin pearl removal or clitoral adhesion removal
  • Procedures such as BOTOX for neuromuscular involvement

As each woman is unique in the degree of the symptoms and the impact on her quality of life, these issues should be treated by a pelvic pain expert who brings extensive knowledge and experience.


Surgical treatments for clitoral pain

Sometimes, minor surgery will be performed to break up adhesions in the vulvar area or may involve treatment with specialized estrogen cream. If your condition requires minor surgery, it should be performed by a surgeon that can do these procedures in their sleep – Dr. Bahlani. She brings the clinical acumen to diagnose patients suffering from clitoral pain properly, but more importantly, the surgical skills to achieve arguably the best results.

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Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc in New York for clitoral pain?

If you, or your daughter, suffer from clitoral pain, you want to ensure a leading specialist in this specific area of medicine performs your treatment. Dr. Bahlani is fellowship trained in sexual and pelvic health and has focused her practice on these issues. Doing so has set her apart, as many doctors are not educated in this specific area of medicine.

Dr. Sonia Bahlani is among the most educated and experienced physicians in NYC and beyond. A respected thought leader in her field, her clinic was established for patients who seek relief, in a private, comforting environment, under the care of a talented, compassionate female pelvic pain doctor.

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A superior patient experience: Pelvic Pain Doc

While Dr. Bahlani does not accept health insurance, she offers her patients a superior, discreet diagnostic and treatment experience, second to none. She is often called upon as a guest on popular health-related podcasts and the author of a book, “Dr. Sonia’s Guide to Navigating Pelvic Pain.” The book covers misdiagnosis, ineffective treatments, and at-home remedies.

For advanced treatments for clitoral pain, Dr. Bahlani is widely known for her exceptional expertise, the warmth of her character, and dedication to ensuring her patients achieve relief. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and resolve your clitorodynia.

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