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Vulva (Overview)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, and the vaginal opening.


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What is vulva displacia?

What is vulva displacia?

Pre-cancer: Dysplasia means pre-cancer. These are changes that can occur before it becomes invasive cancer. Sometimes these pre-cancerous changes can change back to normal on their own. It is important to have this checked every 6 months by your doctor, stop smoking, and stay healthy to optimize your chance of this going away and never becoming cancer. ...Read more

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Vulva (Overview)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, and the vaginal opening.


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What is difference between vulva and vagins?

What is difference between vulva and vagins?

Outside vs inside: The vulva consists of the labia( big and small) and the external genitalia. The vagina is inside the vulva(inside the body) where the cervix can be found. ...Read more

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Dark discoloration in vulva has me worried. What is it?

Have a GYN exam: This is something that your gyn must see and if necessary biopsy to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Does weight affect the size of a womans vulva?

Does weight affect the size of a womans vulva?

It sure can: Women of all ages & sizes have many different shapes & sizes of labia (vaginal lips)-also called labia majora (outer lips) & labia minora (the inner lips). The labia majora & mons (upper portion over pubic bone/ lower edge of abdomen)- are most affected by weight. The important thing to know is that labia come in all kinds of shapes & sizes. True abnormalities are really rare! ...Read more

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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Irritated vulva: The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to have the area examined by a gynecologist. But at age 49, one of the common reasons is dropping estrogen levels as menopause approaches. There may also be various skin conditions or infections as well. ...Read more

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How do I heal a cut on my vulva?

Natural healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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What causes a darkened area and pain in vulva?

Requires examination: There are many possible causes, some serious-many trivial. To be sure, examination is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vulva?

Ext female gentalia: The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, and the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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What is white mark on vulva?

VULVAR LESION: Seer your obgyn for a diagnosis.

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Should you wash your vulva?

The vulva area: Is the area outside of your vaginal, it should defintely be washed daily- that is considered good hygene. ...Read more

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