Enlarged Clitoris also known as Clitoromegaly is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris, There is no standard size for a clitoris, but it usually grows with sexual arousal. When a person is not aroused, a hormonal imbalance or another medical condition can cause enlargement of the clitoris.The 3 Major causes of enlarged clitoris are:
Congenital Factor Induced
Enlarged clitoris can be due to congenital anomalies are also known as birth defects,congenital disorders or congenital malformations. Congenital anomalies are structural or functional anomalies that occur during intrauterine life and can be identified prenatally, at birth or later in life. Congenital anomalies can be caused by single gene defects, chromosomal disorders, multifactorial inheritance, environmental teratogens and micronutrient deficiencies. This is the most common cause of enlarged clitorious in women. The most common condition to cause enlargement of the clitoris is the congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). A number of enzymatic defects in the production of cortisol can cause a shunting of cortisol precursors to an alternate metabolic pathway, which results in an excess production of adrenal androgens. The overall worldwide incidence of classic CAH is one in 15,000 live births .
Enlarged clitorious from testosterone
Although testosterone is considered a male sex hormone, women produce small amounts of testosterone in their ovaries and adrenal glands. Together with the female sex hormone estrogen, testosterone plays a role in the growth and maintenance of female reproductive tissue and bone mass. Enlarged clitorious from testosterone is mostly linked to testosterone therapy and topical agents. Using Testosterone of which ever origin has been associated with side effects, such as clitoral enlargement.
Enlarged clitorious from Polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs Women with often have elevated androgen levels, which can cause their clitoris to become enlarged
Enlarged clitorious from bodybuilding
There are women, typically professional bodybuilders, who look masculine. It takes many, many years of dedication and a particular lifestyle to achieve this sort of muscularity. However, it sometimes comes at a cost to the clitoris especially when androgens are involved. Many women involved in bodybuilding use high doses of androgens for muscular growth and muscle strength. Misuse and unnecessary administration of androgens is the biggest cause of Enlarged clitorious in female body builders and athletes.
Enlarged Clitorious from Masturbation or Excessive friction during sex
Masturbation is also a main leading cause of clitoris enlargement especially in young girls. Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one’s own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, everyday objects, sex toys such as vibrators, or combinations of these. Excessive masturbation Any slight scratch or one wrong touch can cause a swollen clitoris. Even a scratch of your fingernail while you are masturbating or a rough sexual intercourse can and is enough to create trauma in your clitoris leading to enlargement. If you’re having sex or masturbating around the clock and not having an orgasm during each encounter, it may just be that your body doesn’t have enough time to settle down before you get amped up again, causing your clitoris to be perpetually enlarged.