A small study from found that a larger clitoris was strongly linked to a diagnosis of PCOS. If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
A report from described a hemangioma, a noncancerous birthmark containing blood vessels, which had developed on an infant's clitoris, causing it to appear abnormally large and red. The clitoris is a female sexual organ. A swollen clitoris in an adult is not usually a cause for concern. A similar process occurs in the penis.
I first encountered this when I was consulted by a woman whose clitoris was sore and swollen for about seven days. During this time it released. Your clitoris and labia will swell as pleasure builds up. You should also see your doctor if you experience pain, discomfort, or bleeding.
However, a child or newborn with a large or swollen clitoris should be evaluated by a pediatrician to rule out certain conditions.
The authors disclosed none. Polycystic ovary syndrome has been linked to enlargement of the clitoris and labia. The adrenal glands secrete hormones. Priapism associated with bupropion treatment. Any data you provide will be primarily stored and processed in the United States, pursuant to the laws of the United States, which may provide lesser privacy protections than European Economic Area countries. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.