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For about the last four years my clitoris has become painful

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For about the last four years my clitoris has become painful (I'm 49) - only feel the pain during sex, it's a dull ache, not any of the normal symptoms they write about online. I live in a small village and am too embarrassed to go to doctor about it, as I bump into them in the local stores. Is it just menopausal or should I private to get it checked out?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer.

This is not a normal sign of menopause and is not common due to normal vaginal dryness.

You should see a Dr for an exam. Some women develop a condition called lichen sclerosis which is a skin condition that may cause these symptoms.

It can be diagnosed by physical exam and biopsy. It is easily treated with steroid cream. Let me know what questions you have.
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. If you have further questions, please let me know. Come back anytime if you need more help.