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WHAT IS THE VULVA
The vulva consists of the external genital organs of a woman. The vulva includes the mons pubis, labia majora and minora, clitoris, bulb of vestibule, vulval vestibule, urinary meatus, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and the vaginal opening. The urinary meatus is also included as it opens into the vulval vestibule. Other features of the vulva include: the pudendal cleft, sebaceous glands, the urogenital triangle, and pubic hair.
As the vulva is the gateway to the uterus and vagina, a double layer of protection is provided by the folds of the outer and inner labia. The vulva can be affected by many disorders which can often result in itching. The vulva is often referred (incorrectly) as the vagina.
EXTERNAL GENITALIA DISORDERS
Itching in the vulvar region is a symptom of many underlying causes. Pubic shaving can result in razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis pubis and folliculitis) as well as cuts to the labia and clitoris, and ingrown hairs. Additionally, A Bartholin’s cyst occurs when a Bartholin’s gland is blocked and the gland becomes inflamed. Sizes range from that of a pea to that of an egg and form just within each side of the lower part of the opening of the vagina. An abscess may form if the cyst becomes infected. In this case it often becomes red and painful when touched.
WHY CHOSE THE GYN SURGICAL INSTITUTE FOR YOUR EXTERNAL GENITALIA SURGERY?
The GYN Surgical institute is specialized in preventative and reconstructive external genitalia procedures.
- Labioplasty (Mechanical and Cosmetic)
- Partial Vulvectomy (for Precancerous Conditions)
- Excision of the Bartholin and Atheromas
- Laser Treatment of Precancerous Conditions