What do I do about a tear near my clitoris?

Sera Sera
After I had my baby girl, I realized when she was a week old that my clitoris had literally torn about an inch from my right labia. I didn't need stitches at all near my perineum, or stitches here, but the tear has healed since then and is permanent. It hasn't really gotten in the way of sex either, it's just something that doesn't look the same as before. I don't really know who to talk to about it, and my doctor says it's fine still, so I'm wondering a few things. What do you think I should do about it? Should I still worry or should I stop? Do you know anyone else this has happened to?
10/15/2010
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Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera
After I had my baby girl, I realized when she was a week old that my clitoris had literally torn about an inch from my right labia. I didn't need stitches at all near my perineum, or stitches here, but the tear has healed since then and is ... More
It tore up to your clitoris? Are you sure? Here are some pictures and diagrams of wear the clitoris should be. link

It's not really that close to the vaginal opening where I can imagine it tearing during childbirth.


I'd say talk to your doctor about it. I've never heard of someone tearing their clitoris before..
10/15/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Have you seen your Ob/Gyn, or just your GP?

If it's something that's concerning you, seek a second opinion--it can't hurt, and the better option is that you'll be comforted by what they say, if it's something that's normal.
10/15/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I've never heard of a torn clitoris, the hood maybe..but hey, anything is possible in childbirth! My inner labia torn twice during separate pregnancies.
10/15/2010
ScottA ScottA
Owch!

I second the "check with your Ob/Gyn" comment. If it needs to be fixed they can do something, even now.
10/15/2010
Kindred Kindred
The other option would be to get a consult from a plastic surgeon. There may not be anything medically wrong, but if it bothers you a plastic surgeon should be able to give you options in terms of corrective/cosmetic procedures.
10/15/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera
After I had my baby girl, I realized when she was a week old that my clitoris had literally torn about an inch from my right labia. I didn't need stitches at all near my perineum, or stitches here, but the tear has healed since then and is ... More
I actually tore through both of my inner labia delivering my first. They were tender for a LONG time, the scar was prominent, rigid and thick. But now that several years have gone by, the scars have softened and are no longer noticeable. Good luck. As for appearance... it probably won't change much now, if at all.
10/15/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
it is possible to tear anywhere, just not nearly as common.
10/15/2010
Sera Sera
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Originally posted by PassionQT
I've never heard of a torn clitoris, the hood maybe..but hey, anything is possible in childbirth! My inner labia torn twice during separate pregnancies.
That's basicallly what it is. Where it's attached to my clit...Between them it's torn, so they're separate now.
10/17/2010
Sera Sera
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Originally posted by Kindred
The other option would be to get a consult from a plastic surgeon. There may not be anything medically wrong, but if it bothers you a plastic surgeon should be able to give you options in terms of corrective/cosmetic procedures.
Well, plastic surgery is a great idea for sure, but on two comfort levels I'm not really comfortable with it. One, I believe that it's fine the way it is (that goes for anything you could get plastic surgery for) unless it's a serious medical situation (Did you know that some women get liposuction on their breasts because they're too big and are causing back problems? Wow). Plus I'm not really comfortable being touched there unless by my husband.

That's an excellent suggestion. I suppose it would work, too.
10/17/2010
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
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Originally posted by Sera
Well, plastic surgery is a great idea for sure, but on two comfort levels I'm not really comfortable with it. One, I believe that it's fine the way it is (that goes for anything you could get plastic surgery for) unless it's a serious ... More
I would be very wary of having plastic surgery unless it is a hygiene issue or it causes you pain, due to scarring and the nerves that would be damaged with surgery. That is such a sensitive area; I hate to hear about women going in for cosmetic surgery like labiaplasty without regard to how surgery can affect sensitivity. Make sure to discuss decreased sensitivity risks with a surgeon BEFORE making a decision to cut.
11/09/2010
Phoenix713 Phoenix713
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Originally posted by Redboxbaby
I would be very wary of having plastic surgery unless it is a hygiene issue or it causes you pain, due to scarring and the nerves that would be damaged with surgery. That is such a sensitive area; I hate to hear about women going in for cosmetic ... More
Yeah, I hate hearing about cosmetic surgery. I never liked the idea. As long as it isn't infected, I think she'll be fine.
11/09/2010
Kimbertrees Kimbertrees
When I gave birth to my daughter I tore everywhere. Some I got stitches for, some were to minor for them, but all in all the doctor told me that it was normal and "fine". Personally I feel less attractive with the not so noticeable "battle scars", but I don't think that it's anything to worry about or who you would talk to about it. I've got eight little "battle scars" down there from birthing my daughter. I figure that they will eventually fade with time like my other "battle scars" (stretch marks) are slowly doing.
11/09/2010
Dusk Dusk
Oh man, hearing these stories make me not want kids! Eeek!
11/09/2010
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera
After I had my baby girl, I realized when she was a week old that my clitoris had literally torn about an inch from my right labia. I didn't need stitches at all near my perineum, or stitches here, but the tear has healed since then and is ... More
If it is just a tear spot scar, perhaps some vitamin d? or something liek that, if its just a visual thing you want to change
12/28/2011
freda freda
oh wow
02/19/2012
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