Vulval vestibule

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The vulval vestibule (or vulvar vestibule or vestibule of vagina) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open.wikipedia
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Vulva

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The vulval vestibule (or vulvar vestibule or vestibule of vagina) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open.
The vulva includes the mons pubis (or mons veneris), labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibular bulbs, vulval vestibule, urinary meatus, the vaginal opening, and Bartholin's and Skene's vestibular glands.

Labia minora

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The vulval vestibule (or vulvar vestibule or vestibule of vagina) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open.
The labia minora extend from the clitoris obliquely downward, laterally, and backward on either side of the vulval vestibule, ending between the bottom of the vulval vestibule and the labia majora.

Vagina

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The vulval vestibule (or vulvar vestibule or vestibule of vagina) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open. Structures opening in the vulval vestibule are the urethra, vagina, Bartholin's glands, and Skene's ducts.
The vaginal opening is at the posterior end of the vulval vestibule, behind the urethral opening.

Urinary meatus

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The vulval vestibule (or vulvar vestibule or vestibule of vagina) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open. The external urethral orifice is placed about 25–30 millimetres (1-1.2 in) behind the clitoris and immediately in front of that of the vagina; it usually assumes the form of a short, sagittal cleft with slightly raised margins.
The meatus is located on the glans penis in males and in the vulval vestibule in females.

Clitoris

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The external urethral orifice is placed about 25–30 millimetres (1-1.2 in) behind the clitoris and immediately in front of that of the vagina; it usually assumes the form of a short, sagittal cleft with slightly raised margins. In front of it are the clitoral hood, frenulum clitoridis, and the clitoral glans.
The urogenital sinus persists as the vestibule of the vagina, the two urogenital folds form the labia minora, and the labioscrotal swellings enlarge to form the labia majora, completing the female genitalia.

Urogenital sinus

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It represents the distal end of the urogenital sinus of the embryo.
The urogenital sinus of non-primates is homologous to the vulval vestibule of primates.

Hymen

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The vaginal orifice is a median slit below and behind the opening of the urethra; its size varies inversely with that of the hymen.
In forensic medicine, it is recommended by health authorities that a physician who must swab near this area of a prepubescent girl avoid the hymen and swab the outer vulval vestibule instead.

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The sides of the vestibule are visible as Hart's line on the inside of the inner lips.
The sides of the vulval vestibule are visible as Hart’s line on the inside of the inner lips.

Urethra

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Structures opening in the vulval vestibule are the urethra, vagina, Bartholin's glands, and Skene's ducts.

Bartholin's gland

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Structures opening in the vulval vestibule are the urethra, vagina, Bartholin's glands, and Skene's ducts.

Skene's gland

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Structures opening in the vulval vestibule are the urethra, vagina, Bartholin's glands, and Skene's ducts.

Sagittal plane

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The external urethral orifice is placed about 25–30 millimetres (1-1.2 in) behind the clitoris and immediately in front of that of the vagina; it usually assumes the form of a short, sagittal cleft with slightly raised margins.

Clitoral hood

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In front of it are the clitoral hood, frenulum clitoridis, and the clitoral glans.

Frenulum of labia minora

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Posterior to it is the posterior commissure of the labia minora and the frenulum of labia minora.

University of Michigan

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A study by the University of Michigan found that about 28% of women have experienced vulvar vestibular pain in the past, and about 8% had the pain in the last 6 months.

Female reproductive system

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Urination

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In placental mammals, urine is drained through the urinary meatus, a urethral opening in the male penis or female vulval vestibule.

Vestibular papillomatosis

Vestibular papillomatosis (VP) is a cutaneous condition of the vulva, characterized by pink, asymptomatic, fine projections of the vestibular epithelium or labia minora.

Vulvar vestibulitis

Vestibulodynia
Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS), vestibulodynia, or simply vulvar vestibulitis, is vulvodynia localized to the vulvar vestibule.

Rectovestibular fistula

A rectovestibular fistula, also referred to simply as a vestibular fistula, is an anorectal congenital disorder where an abnormal connection (fistula) exists between the rectum and the vulval vestibule of the female genitalia.

Labial fusion

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Some patients present with vaginal discharge due to pooling of urine in the vulval vestibule or vagina.

Mons pubis

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It divides into the labia majora (literally "larger lips"), on either side of the furrow known as the pudendal cleft, that surrounds the labia minora, clitoris, urethra, vaginal opening, and other structures of the vulval vestibule.