What are the lips or labia majora?

Labia. The inner lips of the vagina are called labia minora. The outer, larger lips of the vagina are called labia majora.
Genitalia lips. “lips” of the genitalia refer to the labia minora tissue. The wider/more prominent tissue on the sides of the labia minora are called the labia majora. Sometimes, patients present with labia minora tissue that prolapses outside of the labial majora tissue significantly, causing symptoms such as discomfort, difficulty with certain clothing, biking, horseback riding… labiaplasty may be helpful.
Lips..... The "lips" of the vagina are the labia minorae. The "mound" around them is the labia majora. Check this diagram in which the structures are called labium majus and labium minus: http://www.Psinteractive.Net/lab_faq.Htm.
See video below. I have prepared a video on youtube called anatomy of labiaplasty which help to illustrate. The labia majora are the hair bearing fuller outer mounds of flesh on the outer parts of the vagina whereas the labia minora are the thinner, flap-like pieces of skin and mucosa immediately outside the vagina. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nost5j5pcc&sns=em.

Related Questions

Hello. I have noticed a lump on my left side of my labia majora/lip the size of a marble and I can move it around that area. It hurts when touched?

Lump in left labium. The most common cause of such a lump is retention of secretion in a gland called Bartholin's gland. This gland participates in lubrication of the vagina There is one in each lip. When the neck of the gland is blocked the secretion causes it to swell up and form a cyst. It is usually painless. If it gets infected it becomes a painful abcess which will then need to be drained. Try taking sitz baths. Read more...

Why do I have itchy flaking skin on upper and lower eyelids on my lips my feet and my labia majora?

Allergy or dryness. It depends on your age. If you are post-menopause then it can be dryness that can make your skin flaky and itchy. Good hydration, lubrication with vaseline a&d and omega3 may help. If you are younger and not post menopause it could be 2/2 allergy that you have flaky and itchy skin. Allergy pills , omega 3 and lubrication will help. Please consult your doctor for treatmment and eval. Read more...

Hi I was wondering I just finished my mense and notice a red bump dome shape just today it has a white head it's located labia majora what can it be?

Need to Visualize. Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or GYN doctor will be of great help. Read more...
Pimple. have you been scratching do you have any itches there it could be a pimple what happen sometime we scratch while we are sleep and couse irritation clean with pyrixide or alcohhol and apply antibiotic cream if it get bigger or become more painful see a doctor. Read more...