Aunt Vadge: sore clitoris after fingering, but four days later it’s not better

Hi Aunt Vadge,
My boyfriend was fingering me and I think somewhere around my clitoris tore. I’m not sure as to how deep it is or where exactly it is, but it hurts to walk and sit as well. I read all the articles here that I could find. 

I believe it’s the “simple tear” but I had no bleeding nor is it irritating while urinating, but it’s still painful.

However, my problem is that my period started four days after I got the tear, and it’s still not better, and I am worried whether my period will infect the wound somehow??  Today it’s been six days and it’s still painful… I’m really hoping that it will heal itself like it says on the article…

Yours sincerely,
Torn
Age: 19
Country: Denmark

Dear Torn,

Your period can’t infect the wound, so don’t worry about that. Your period blood is not dangerous – if it was, we would be in trouble every period!

If you can figure out where the tear is, use a little paw paw or vitamin E oil to soothe it, and keep it lubricated as it heals.

If it’s still sore after a few days, you may need to go and be examined by your doctor, because there may be something stuck in your clitoral hood or labia that is causing the pain, like a pubic hair. If you can get a mirror or something, do an inspection. A rogue pubic hair, especially a short one, can cause immense amounts of pain when it gets trapped inside your clitoral hood. It is very irritating and annoying, but hard to see.

If the area feels hot, sore or inflamed, there may be an infection and you need to get that treatment sooner rather than later. Usually these wounds clear up very quickly, so it carrying on for such a long time seems unusual if it is a small tear.

Six days of pain isn’t great, so inspect yourself very thoroughly, and with a light and a mirror, and see what you can see. If it’s on your vulva (clitoral hood, clitoris, etc.) then you should be able to find a red, sore patch and see what is causing your pain. Check for those runaway pubic hairs!

If you can’t see anything much, go to the doctor – they can give you a thorough examination and see what the issue is, sooner rather than later. If it’s not healed by now, then something is causing the problem besides a cut.

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge