What is an inverted clitoris?

Question: I had a doctor tell me I had an inverted clitoris. What does that mean?

Answer: I believe they meant your clitoral hood hides your clitoral glans. Your clitoris does not project out beyond the surrounding tissue. Examine your vulva in a mirror and see if you can see your clitoral glans. Having a clitoris of this type probably is not a reason for concern. There is minimal chance that it could result in local irritation and infection or impaired sexual response. Read the page about clitoral adhesions for more information.

Last reviewed September 24, 2013
Published July 22, 2001