Clitoromegaly Images

Normal anatomy of female external genitalia.

Clitoromegaly Definition, Size, Images, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Clitoris is a homologue to penis varies in size and appearance. Clitoromegaly is a rare condition in which females have extra large clitoris. Normally, this condition occurs during the development of fetus inside the womb. It is said that muscles growth increases the production of hormones in the body of a pregnant women due to anabolic steroids. This leads to the expansion of clitoris.

Clitoromegaly Images

This large size clitoris is a expansion of clitoris occurs because of hormonal imbalance in the body of a female. This hormonal imbalance may occur at any stage like fetal development, at puberty or even in late ages. If this condition exsis in a newborn girl then it indicates that there were additional androgens hormones that is being produced in the fetal development.

Recently, it was disclosed that imbalance of endocrine hormone affects the health of adult women. This condition further indicates the development of hyperthecosis and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Tumors and cysts in the ovarian region may also the cause of the clitoromegaly.

Most of the females that is involved in bodybuilding and athletic activities use high doses of androgens for muscular growth and muscle strength. Misuse and unnecessary intake of androgens is the biggest cause of Clitoromegaly in athletes. Masturbation is also a main leading cause of clitoris enlargement in young girls. It has been reported those young girls that involved in masturbation mostly have increase in the size of labia minora and prepuce.

Clitoromegaly in prenatal sonographic finding, that shows enlarge clitoris in womb.
Clitoris is known to be prominent in the newborn. Studies shows that the clitoris length should be less than 5 mm when it appeared to be covered by the labia majora. Clitoromegaly is clearly diagnosed when clitoris length is more than 1cm even if it is covered by labia majora. Newer studies showed that if clitoris length is more that 8mm then it should be carefully monitor, and if clitoris length is more than 10mm then we considered it as a pathological condition.

Clitoromegaly Images

Clitoromegaly Images
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