Clitorodynia – clitoral pain disorder

Clitorodynia, a form of severe clitoral pain, can arise from various causes such as keratin pearls or nerve impingements.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an adrenal gland disorder where the production of cortisol is affected by an enzyme defect. Androgen precursors accumulate in the blood, with results that range from salt-wasting, high blood pressure, and virilising/feminising.


Large clitorises can develop for several reasons, with the most common being an excess of androgens for some reason when a foetus was developing.