How to Relieve Clitoris Swelling

How to Relieve Clitoris Swelling

The clitoris is the primary female's erogenous zone, source of sexual pleasure. Although the majority of medical problems in this area are not too serious, depending on the problem it can cause a big discomfort and pain in the patient suffering from them. Clitoris swelling is one of the most common problems with this area, and it can be caused by many factors. A swollen clitoris can produce discomfort to the patient when sitting or walking, to a point of even making it impossible. It is recommended to visit your gynaecologist if you're experiencing pain from a swollen clitoris, but sometimes some remedies might alleviate your discomfort and reduce the swelling in a couple of days. In this article you'll find out how to relieve clitoris swelling and whether it is advisable to visit your gynaecologist or not.

What are the main causes of clitoris swelling

There are several factors that can cause your clitoris to swell:

  • Vaginal infections
  • Stuck hair
  • Bartholin's cyst
  • Allergies and rubbing
  • Clitorodynia
  • Strong or excessive sexual contact

You can get more detailed information on what causes clitoris swelling in this article.

Some of these causes are more dangerous than others and should be checked by a professional. If you suspect your clitoris is swelled because of a vaginal infection you should visit your gynecologist. However, if you experience clitoris swelling after strong or excessive sexual contact, this doesn't usually need to be consulted with your gynecologist. If your clitoris is swelled after sexual intercourse it is totally normal due to the rubbing and blood accumulation in the area.

If sexual activity is the cause for your clitoris to be swollen, below you'll find some remedies you can use to try to alleviate the pain.

Relieving clitoris swelling with cold

Cold slows down the blood flow, so it is recommended to reduce pain and swelling. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cotton cloth directly to the area. The cold should reduce the swelling and turn blood circulation back to normal again. Apply the cold whenever you feel discomfort from the swelling and wait for some time until you feel better.

Don't use compresses that are too cold as the clitoris is a very sensitive area and the cold will feel colder than on other parts of your body.

Relieving clitoris swelling with creams

If you don't want to apply cold directly to your clitoris you can use creams to relieve the pain and soothe the area.

You can apply aloe vera to your clitoris, its gel texture and moisturizing properties will help reduce pain, inflammation and burning sensation. Use a cream that is as natural as possible, as commercial aloe vera creams might also contain chemicals that might be counterproductive for your clitoris. You can also apply aloe vera directly from the leaves of the plant, for an even greater natural effect.

If you don't have aloe vera at home, you can go to the pharmacist and ask for a local anaesthetic gel. This gel will reduce the pain and discomfort in your clitoris.

When to visit a gynaecologist

If the clitoris is swollen due to rubbing during sexual activity, it should go back to its normal size within a couple of days. Apply cold and cream to your clitoris and avoid sexual relations until your clitoris feels good again. If after a couple of days your clitoris is still swelled and the pain hasn't reduced it is recommended that you visit your gynaecologist.

As previously said, the majority of times clitoris swelling might not be a sign of a serious ailment, but it is advisable to visit a professional if the pain doesn't disappear.

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