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I have pain and discomfort in my clitoris when I rub it. This

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I have pain and discomfort in my clitoris when I rub it. This has been going on for a few months now and I don't really know what it could be. I thought the pain was caused by using a vibrator too much but I'm not sure. Please help me, i'm a transguy and I don't feel comfortable going to my doctors.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-
Have you noticed bump or swelling near genitalia?
Do you have associated itching?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
Have you tried any medications?
Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Dr. Robert,
Thanks for your reply.
I don't have any itching, everything feels fine down there apart from when it comes to masturbation. I have noticed some bumps/swelling on my inner thighs before but they've gone... Sometimes after orgasm, I feel sharp pains shoot up and down my clitoris. I find that when I don't masturbate for a few days, that the pain is not as bad. I don't know what this could be. I've been masturbating a while now and never experienced this.
The only medical condition I'm aware of is asthma (use pumps occasionally) and I'm not on any medication just yet but plan to be taking testosterone next month. I want to have all medical issues sorted and out the way before starting testosterone to avoid awkward/embarrassing situations.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, it is true that excessive use of vibrator, could result in inflammation around genitalia.
As a result, one would get pain and itching around clitoris.
You can take tablet Zyrtec once a day for one week.
You need to take Mortin 400mg twice a day. This will reduce inflammation of skin.
You can use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash.
When washing or bathing, keep water contact as brief as possible.
You should not share your towels or washcloths, and launder them in plenty of hot, soapy water after every use.
Use less soap than usual.
Please follow above measures for one week and most likely you would be free from symptoms.
In case, symptoms doesn't start to improve, then you should see your doctor and get it clinically evaluated.
Good luck and take care.
Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for your answer.
I can truly say this has been time and money well spent.
I will try what you've told me and try to stay away from the vibrators.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I also recently noticed smegma build up under my clitoral hood. When I wash, I try to remove it but it's so sensitive to the touch. I've never had smegma build up before. I thought this only occurred in cis-men. I'm not yet on testosterone but I have been diagnosed with PCOS which causes me to higher higher levels of testosterone than the average cis-woman. Tell me how I can deal with this.
Do you think this is what may be causes my pain and discomfort?
Thanks for appreciating my work.
It is completely normal to have Smegma around clitoris.
Actually, it is a combination of exfoliated (shed) epithelial cells, transudated skin oils, and moisture. It is completely normal. No need to get panic.
Please follow measures, as advised in previous post.
Good luck and Take care.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.