The clitoral hood is the small flap of skin at the point where the inner lips meet. The clitoral hood surrounds and protects the sensitive tip of the clitoris. The clitoris is the main pleasure center in female sexuality and has thousands of nerve endings. . It’s basically the female equivalent of the male foreskin. And just like labia, clitoral hoods come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Possible Causes of Bump on Clitoral Hood and Vagina
Clitorises vary in size but are usually around the size of a pea. Only the tip is visible, but the shaft has two parts that extend into the body, down both sides of the vagina, by as much as 5 inches. Bumps and lumps on your vagina and vulva can be normal, or they could be a sign of a condition that requires medical attention. This usually isn’t cause for concern unless you begin to feel discomfort, pain, or distress. These symptoms may be due to an underlying infection or medical issue. Painful pimples on clitoral hood is something that requires an examination by your doctor because is not a normal place for pimples, the following are 10 possible causes for changes to the skin of around the area of your vagina;
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots, or sebaceous glands, are small white or yellow-white bumps inside your vulva. These spots are also found on the lips and cheeks. They normally first appear during puberty, and you tend to get more of them as you age. Fordyce spots are painless and not harmful.
Vulvar cysts: Your vulva has a number of glands, including oil glands, Bartholin’s glands, and Skene’s glands. A cyst can form if these glands become clogged. The size of cysts varies, but most feel like small, hard lumps. Cysts aren’t usually painful unless they become infected. Cysts normally go away without treatment. If a cyst becomes infected, your doctor can drain it and may prescribe antibiotics if there are signs of infection.
Varicosities: Varicosities are swollen veins that can occur around your vulva. They happen in about 10 percent of pregnancies or with aging. They appear as bluish raised bumps or round swollen veins around the labia minora and majora. You may not experience pain, but sometimes they can feel heavy, cause itching, or bleed. No treatment is usually needed for pregnant women, as varicosities usually recede about six weeks after the baby is born. They often reoccur with subsequent pregnancy. It’s estimated that approximately 4 percent of all women will develop these. For nonpregnant women, they can be embarrassing or cause discomfort with intercourse or when standing for long periods. A doctor who is a specialist in vein surgery and treatment can treat this condition.
Vaginal cysts: There are several types of vaginal cysts. Vaginal cysts are firm lumps on the wall of the vagina. They are normally about the size of a pea or smaller. Vaginal inclusion cysts are the most common type of vaginal cyst. They sometimes form after childbirth or injury to the vagina. Vaginal cysts usually aren’t painful. They’re rarely a cause for concern unless they result in discomfort during sex. Occasionally, vaginal cysts need to be drained or removed surgically.
Ingrown hair: Shaving, waxing, or plucking pubic hairs increases your risk for an ingrown pubic hair. That can cause a small, round, sometimes painful or itchy bump to form. The bump may be filled with pus, and the skin around the bump may also become darker. Don’t try to extract the ingrown hair on your own. That can lead to infection. In most cases, it will resolve without treatment. See a doctor if it becomes inflamed. That could be a sign of infection.
Vaginal skin tags: Skin tags are small, protruding flaps of extra skin. They don’t cause harm or discomfort unless they rub or catch on something and become irritated. If your skin tags are bothersome, you can have them removed by your doctor surgically or with a laser.
Lichen sclerosus: Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition that mainly affects women who have gone through menopause. It’s most often seen on the vulva and around the anus. Symptoms may include:
- itching, often severe
- thin, shiny skin that may tear easily
- white spots on the skin that over time can become patches of thin, wrinkled skin
- bleeding or bruising
- blisters, which may or may not be filled with blood
- pain when urinating or during sex
Lichen sclerosus is usually treated with corticosteroid cream or ointment. It can return after treatment. Women who have lichen sclerosus have a slightly increased risk for cancer of the vulva.
Genital warts: Genital warts are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). They’re spread by vaginal and anal sex. More rarely, they spread via oral sex. Many people have genital warts and don’t know it.
Genital herpes: Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes is transmitted by vaginal, oral, or anal sex. An estimated one in five Americans has genital herpes. Often, the symptoms are so mild that those with herpes aren’t aware they have the condition.
Cancer: Cancers of the vulva are rare, and cancers of the vagina are even more unusual. Symptoms of precancerous and cancerous conditions may include: flat or raised sores or bumps on your vulva skin color that is lighter or darker than surrounding skin.
Remedies For Bump on Clitoral Hood and Vagina
Pimples or bumps on the clitoris can be painless or painful but in either case they can be very discomforting. This could also have a dramatic impact on the sex lives of women, Canadian researchers report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Relieving clitoral pain is possible with vaginal dilators. It is recommended by doctors and physical therapists to relieve chronic vulvar and pelvic floor pain. Some self-care measures to relieve the pain of on the clitoris and vagina include:
- Rinsing the area with cool water, particularly after urination and sexual activity.
- Soaking in cool or warm sitz baths.
- Using topical ice packs wrapped in a towel.
- Heating pad use, in contrast, may help some women.
- Using mild, unscented soaps and detergent.
What about reduction?
For women who have excess tissue overhanging the clitoris that causes them increased yeast infections, discomfort during sex, or decreased sexual sensitivity, there’s a procedure called a clitoral hood reduction. This procedure, also called a hoodectomy or clitoral unhooding, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the clitoral hood by removing excess tissue. The procedure is usually performed alongside a labiaplasty, which reduces the size of the labia minora. Recovery time varies from person to person. You can expect some pain and discomfort while you heal.If you’re interested in a hoodectomy or other vaginal procedure, talk to your doctor. They can answer any questions you have, discuss potential risks, and potentially refer you to a reputable surgeon in your area.
Female genital cosmetic surgery, when performed by a competent and certified plastic surgeon, has low complication rates and high patient satisfaction. A hoodectomy shouldn’t be confused with female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM refers to all procedures that involve the partial or complete removal of, or any injury to, the female genital organs. FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of women and girls. Talk to your doctor. SEE: Does Masturbation Cause Acne(Pimples)