• testosterone
  • Clitoromegaly (or macroclitoris) is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris that is mostly congenital or acquired, though deliberately induced clitoris enlargement as a form of female genital body modification is achieved through various uses of anabolic steroids, including testosterone, and may also be referred to as clitoromegaly. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women who use testosterone for therapeutic reasons (treating low libido, averting osteoporosis, as part of an anti-depressant regimen, etc.) experience some enlargement of the clitoris, although the dosages warranted for these conditions are much lower. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2013, it was disclosed in a medical journal that four unnamed elite female athletes from developing countries were subjected to gonadectomies and partial clitoridectomies after testosterone testing revealed that they had an intersex condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • partial
  • Early surgical reduction of clitoromegaly via full or partial clitoridectomy is controversial, and intersex women exposed to such treatment have spoken of their loss of physical sensation, and loss of autonomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • adult
  • In acquired clitoromegaly, the main cause is endocrine hormonal imbalance affecting the adult woman, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hyperthecosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • clitoris
  • Female bodybuilders and athletes who use androgens, primarily to enhance muscular growth, strength and appearance , may also experience clearly evident enlargement of the clitoris and increases in libido. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fungal infections are the most common cause of infections caused by the increase in the clitoris and the fungus Candida albicans, the female genitalia. (blogspot.com)
  • symptoms
  • In April 2016, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on health, Dainius Pūras, condemned this treatment as a form of female genital mutilation "in the absence of symptoms or health issues warranting those procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Understanding the facts about the infection of the vulva area will help women to know their bodies and better explain the symptoms with your doctor to ensure quick recovery. (blogspot.com)