Why Is My Clitoris Enlarged And What Can I Do About It?
Posted by ALVR | November 30, 2023Back to All
If you have recently noticed that your clitoris is consistently larger than it used to be, don’t panic. While there are some serious conditions that can lead to prolonged enlargement of the clitoris, more often than not it is a result of something relatively benign. For example, it is perfectly normal for clitoral tissue to become enlarged as a result of sexual arousal, and sometimes it can remain enlarged for a period of time after you engage in sexual activity. So, if you are frequently engaging in sexual activity (especially if there is prolonged stimulation) it’s possible that you will notice a sustained increase in the size of the clitoris. If your clitoris returns to its normal size (meaning normal for you) when you stop engaging in sexual activity, then it is probably safe to assume that you do not have an underlying health condition.
Women travel from all over the world to see Dr. Shashoua!
If you are confident that sexual activity is not the root issue, the other most common causes of an enlarged clitoris are tied to hormonal changes. If you have a condition that affects the endocrine system, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), you may have elevated levels of androgen hormones like testosterone, which can cause the clitoris to become enlarged. Along those lines, if you are currently undergoing testosterone therapy for low libido, decreased energy, or other health issues, this can sometimes lead to an enlarged clitoris. If the clitoris is enlarged for a sustained period of time (such as a week or more) this is called clitoromegaly.
Understanding Testosterone Therapy and Cliteromegaly
Women seek out hormone replacement therapy (HRT) like Sottopelle when they feel the effects of low testosterone such as muscle weakness, mood changes and fatigue. Testosterone can decrease for a variety of reasons, but it naturally diminishes with age and menopause. Sottopelle gets you back to a place of balance, leading to a host of benefits like increased libido, improved mood and cognition, and stronger bone and cardiovascular health. A side effect of testosterone replacement therapy is clitoromegaly or an enlarged clitoris. Clitoral enlargement isn’t dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable or unpleasant.
While clitoromegaly is not dangerous, it can cause persistent discomfort and distress for some patients. If you are experiencing clitoromegaly and it is affecting your quality of life, we recommend discussing it with your physician as the issue can often be rectified with treatment and medication management. However, if you find that clitoromegaly is a continual issue for you, clitoropexy is a surgical procedure that can reduce the protrusion of the clitoris without affecting the erectile tissue.
Clitoropexy is designed to lift and reduce the clitoris when it is enlarged, protruding, or drooping. Understandably, patients often worry that such a procedure might negatively impact sensation or arousal of their clitoris. However, the clitoropexy procedure removes excess clitoral tissue without damaging the erectile tissue itself, so sensation and arousal are not impacted. To get a better idea of what the procedure entails, you can view an animation on YouTube by clicking the image below and you can also view clitoropexy before and after images here.
Click the image below to watch an animated video of a clitoropexy before and after:
If you are interested in learning more about clitoromegaly or clitoropexy, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation today. Our team of specialists are always available to help evaluate whatever symptoms you are experiencing and offer expert guidance and treatment options. Dr. George Shashoua has an outstanding reputation as a pelvic floor surgeon and is able to offer competitive pricing due to the fact that many procedures are conducted in-house versus at a hospital.
Will Testosterone Enlarge My Clitoris After Hormone Therapy?
Enlargement of Clitoris After Hormone Therapy Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can offer a range of benefits to women suffering from low testosterone, and there are more effective options on the market than ever before. In the past, hormone therapy relied […]
11/02/2023 | Read More...
Why Do We Perform Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction Together?
There are many reasons women may opt for a labiaplasty and/or clitoral hood reduction. Some women are looking for that “barbie vagina” to feel confident in tight-fitting clothing and swimwear. Others may experience friction or rubbing while exercising that is […]
09/27/2023 | Read More...
Before & After
See how labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation work. Get all our photos in one document by entering your email.
Ask Us Anything
Have your labiaplasty done by one of the top rated surgeons on RealSelf. Visit Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation today.