Frenulum of labia minora

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The frenulum of labia minora (fourchette or posterior commissure of the labia minora) is a frenulum where the labia minora meet posteriorly.wikipedia
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Labia minora

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The frenulum of labia minora (fourchette or posterior commissure of the labia minora) is a frenulum where the labia minora meet posteriorly.
The posterior ends (bottom) of the labia minora are usually joined across the middle line by a fold of skin, named the frenulum of labia minora or fourchette.

Vulva

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The fourchette may be torn during delivery due to the sudden stretching of the vulval orifice, or during copulation.
They meet posteriorly at the frenulum of the labia minora, a fold of restrictive tissue.

Frenulum

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The frenulum of labia minora (fourchette or posterior commissure of the labia minora) is a frenulum where the labia minora meet posteriorly.

Episiotomy

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To prevent this tearing in a haphazard manner, obstetricians and, less frequently, midwives may perform an episiotomy, which is a deliberate cut made in the perineum starting from the fourchette and continuing back along the perineum toward the anus.

Rape

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The fourchette may also be torn in acts of violence wherein forced entry occurs such as rape.
Common genital injuries are anal injury, labial abrasions, hymenal bruising, tears of the posterior fourchette and fossa.

Fourchette piercing

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It is a piercing done at the rear rim of the vulva, in the area of frenulum labiorum pudendi.

Perineal tear

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Anatomical terms of location

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The frenulum of labia minora (fourchette or posterior commissure of the labia minora) is a frenulum where the labia minora meet posteriorly.

Childbirth

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The fourchette may be torn during delivery due to the sudden stretching of the vulval orifice, or during copulation.

Obstetrics

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To prevent this tearing in a haphazard manner, obstetricians and, less frequently, midwives may perform an episiotomy, which is a deliberate cut made in the perineum starting from the fourchette and continuing back along the perineum toward the anus.

Midwife

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To prevent this tearing in a haphazard manner, obstetricians and, less frequently, midwives may perform an episiotomy, which is a deliberate cut made in the perineum starting from the fourchette and continuing back along the perineum toward the anus.

Perineum

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To prevent this tearing in a haphazard manner, obstetricians and, less frequently, midwives may perform an episiotomy, which is a deliberate cut made in the perineum starting from the fourchette and continuing back along the perineum toward the anus.

Surgical suture

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When the fourchette is torn, the bleeding which ensues sometimes requires surgical suturing for containment.

French language

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The fourchette is named with the French word for "fork" or "wishbone", owing to its shape.

Fork

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The fourchette is named with the French word for "fork" or "wishbone", owing to its shape.

Furcula

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The fourchette is named with the French word for "fork" or "wishbone", owing to its shape.

Labia

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To the posterior, the labia majora join at the posterior commissure, which is above the perineum and below the frenulum of the labia minora.

Pediatric gynaecology

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In more severe cases, the vulva may become discolored, developing dark purple bruising (ecchymosis), bleeding, scarring, attenuation of the labia minora, and fissures and bleeding affecting the posterior fourchette.

Fossa of vestibule of vagina

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The fossa of vestibule of vagina (or fossa navicularis) is a boat-shaped depression between the vagina/hymen and the frenulum labiorum pudendi.

Rectovestibular fistula

This leads to the formation of an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vulval vestibule, immediately posterior to the hymen, so that an ectopic anus opens into the fourchette, or frenulum, of the labia minora.

Vulvitis

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In more severe cases, the vulva may become discolored, developing dark purple bruising (ecchymosis), bleeding, scarring, attenuation of the labia minora, and fissures and bleeding affecting the posterior fourchette.

Labial fusion

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The fusion typically begins at the posterior frenulum of the labia minora and continues anteriorly.