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What causes swelling and dryness in clitoris and inner labia area?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: Hi my clitiros and inner labia are very swollen and dry. its the clitiros that hurts and is quiet hard on the right side i have no discharge or itchyness.and have not been sexually active for over a year.its been aweek now and still the same.
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fix an appointment with Gynecologist/Dermatologist for examination.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns.

I have read your notes. From your notes it appears to be one of the following:
1. Allergic reaction to soap, powder etc
2.Developing lichen sclerosis- This is a chronic autoimmune skin condition which causes dryness and thickening of skin. It can be diagnosed by clinical examination. Sometimes a skin biopsy may be required for confirmation.
3. Haematoma or abscess near the clitoris. In this case the pain worsens with each passing day.

Please fix an appointment with Gynecologist/Dermatologist for examination. So that a correct diagnosis is made and treatment started.

I hope this is helpful. If you have further concerns, I will be happy to answer.

Best wishes,
Dr Rama



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What causes swelling and dryness in clitoris and inner labia area?

Brief Answer: Fix an appointment with Gynecologist/Dermatologist for examination. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns. I have read your notes. From your notes it appears to be one of the following: 1. Allergic reaction to soap, powder etc 2.Developing lichen sclerosis- This is a chronic autoimmune skin condition which causes dryness and thickening of skin. It can be diagnosed by clinical examination. Sometimes a skin biopsy may be required for confirmation. 3. Haematoma or abscess near the clitoris. In this case the pain worsens with each passing day. Please fix an appointment with Gynecologist/Dermatologist for examination. So that a correct diagnosis is made and treatment started. I hope this is helpful. If you have further concerns, I will be happy to answer. Best wishes, Dr Rama