Clitoromegaly Treatment

Clitoromegaly  is a medical condition in which the size of clitoris increases due to any reason. As the name indicates clitoro means clitoris and megaly means increase in size. The clitoris is the main part of female external genitalia. It can be easily seen outside the body. In case of Clitoromegaly , the clitoris looks like it is swollen. There may be many reasons behind Clitoromegaly . So the treatment is designed according to the cause behind it. There are some treatment options which are fairly used to treat Clitoromegaly .


If Clitoromegaly  occurs due to the allergic reaction. Then patient 1st have to avoid using that product which is causing allergy. Like patient should avoid using allergic products and clothes. Patient is advised to apply an ointment named cortisone cream. It is an over the counter product. It reduces irritation and itching of clitoris. Estrogen cream is also recommended along with sitz bath. As these can help in erasing symptoms.

In case of any infection, antibiotic therapy is used. The infection may be fungal or bacterial. Oral antibiotics are preferred in such cases. The antibiotics are over the counter drugs or sometimes a cream is recommended.

If there is any endrocrine gland problem, then a hormonal therapy is recommended. The androgens level are abnormally increased due to problem in endocrine. Hormone therapy helps a lot in reducing the increased size of clitoris. Sometimes doctor suggest reduction surgery which will help in reducing the size of clitoris.

If Clitoromegaly  is due to ovarian tumor then there are various treatment options which may be used according to the severity. These options include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy. All these helps to treat ovarian cancer and ultimately clitoromegaly  is treated. If Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is the cause behind it, then clitoroplasty is recommended. Clitoroplasty is the surgical operation which is performed to reduce the size of clitoris.

When we talk about surgical operation i.e. clitoroplasty, it is performed with the help of surgical equipment and methods. It is a minor surgery and can be performed very easily. But after surgery, patient have to avoid routine activities for 3 to 4 days. There are some complications which are related to clitoroplasty. Patient may feel numbness in clitoris. There may be excessive bleeding after surgery. If the wound is not successfully healed, then there may be an infection. And this infection cause further problems like swelling and itching and redness. Patient have to avoid sexual intercourse until all the complications subside. Patient have to wait for all the complete healing of wound and recovery of symptoms and then she is allowed to have her time with her partner.

PCOS is also responsible for causing Clitoromegaly. So treating PCOS will help a lot in treating Clitoromegaly . Hormonal therapy is recommended in case of PCOS because the hormones are disturbed i.e. level of androgens increases which leads to Clitoromegaly . Testosterone is the hormone which usually increases and lead to Clitoromegaly .
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