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Have red clitoris and hurts to touch. What is causing this?

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My friend wants to know what it means when her clitoris is red and hurts when anything touches it
Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 13 minutes later
Thanks for the query.

Clitoris could be red due to many reasons like infection,constant friction, trauma, Allergy or inflammation.
I would like to know following clarifications:
1. Is there any history of trauma?
2. Is it associated with vaginal discharge?
3. Does she have symptoms of UTI(urinary tract infection)?
4. Is she allergic to soaps, perfumes?
5. Is redness associated with itching?

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Follow-up: Have red clitoris and hurts to touch. What is causing this? 39 minutes later
She said she does not itch it she justs moves her pants around can that cause the redness. She said she just died her hair on her head a different color could that have anything to do with it.
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 3 hours later
Thanks for the reply.

Hair dyeing will not cause clitoral inflammation. It is due to constant friction or clitoral inflammation.
Ask her to
1. Avoid constant friction of the affected area.
2. Keep the area dry and clean.
3. Avoid any sort of allergens like perfumes and detergents.
4. Always use clean and cotton undergarments. Avoid uncomfortable and tight once.
5. Anti-inflammatory agents like NSAID'S for 3 days.

She should be fine in a week.
If symptoms persists, ask her to consult Gynecologist to rule out infection.

Hope this helps.
Dr Nilofer
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