About clitoral adhesion removal

Clitoral adhesion removal is a non-surgical procedure involving topical numbing medication and stretching the clitoral hood to separate the adhesions. This procedure is typically done in-office and takes 30 to 60 minutes.

What are the benefits of clitoral adhesion removal?

The benefits of this procedure include the following:

  • Improved overall sexual satisfaction
  • Reduced physical symptoms associated with the condition
  • Alleviation of any psychological distress related to the condition

Ultimately, for women experiencing pain or discomfort due to clitoral adhesions, clitoral adhesion removal is an effective treatment option that can provide relief from their symptoms and improve overall sexual satisfaction.

What conditions can cause clitoral adhesion (phimosis)?

Several conditions can cause clitoral adhesion (phimosis), including inflammation due to infection or skin disorders such as:

  • Lichen sclerosus or lichen planus
  • Excessive use of certain types of personal hygiene products or lubricants
  • Injury or irritation to the area
  • Allergic reactions to latex condoms, spermicides, creams, and ointments
  • Hormonal changes

What is the procedure for clitoral adhesion removal?

Clitoral adhesion removal is a procedure to remove the excess tissue covering the clitoris. We can perform this non-surgical treatment option in-office at Pelvic Pain Doc in NYC. The process begins with applying an anesthetic to the top nerve of the clitoris, followed by the separation of the adhesions with a specialized medical tool. 

After, topical numbing medication and clitoral hood stretching separate the adhesions further. In some cases, surgical removal of clitoral adhesions, such as dorsal slit surgery or individualized vulvar medical treatment, may be required. Studies show that patients report increased satisfaction and decreased pain after this procedure.

Banner media

What to expect during clitoral adhesion removal?

This treatment will be performed in a manner to ensure total patient comfort. You will rest comfortably during the procedure, requiring only about one hour to complete. Sometimes, the delicate, meticulous surgical removal of clitoral adhesions may be performed, called dorsal slit surgery. Specific Myofascial Release (SMR) is another effective treatment option for treating clitoral phimosis without surgery. SMR involves massage techniques to release muscle tension surrounding the clitoris, allowing it to move more freely and reducing pain. These treatments are performed at the private NYC offices of Pelvic Pain Doc.

Office media
Office media
Office media
Office media
Office media
Office media

Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc for your clitoral adhesion removal?

Dr. Sonia Bahlani is fellowship trained in sexual and pelvic health, which sets her apart from many other doctors. She is also board-eligible in urology and gynecology, bringing unique expertise to her practice. Through her experience and training, Dr. Bahlani provides comprehensive care and treatment plans that address a range of complex issues related to sexual and pelvic health. Contact us today to learn more about our discrete and compassionate options for clitoral adhesion removal.

Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (212) 634-9533.
Contact Us