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Vagina
Vaginal opening - english description.jpg
Human vulva showing opening of the vagina
Latin "sheath" or "scabbard"
Gray's subject #269 1264
Artery superior part to uterine artery, middle and inferior parts to vaginal artery
Vein uterovaginal venous plexus, vaginal vein
Nerve Sympathetic: lumbar splanchnic plexus
Parasympathetic: pelvic splanchnic plexus
Lymph upper part to internal iliac lymph nodes, lower part to superficial inguinal lymph nodes
Precursor urogenital sinus and paramesonephric ducts
MeSH Vagina
Dorlands/Elsevier Vagina
.The vagina (from Latin vagĭna, literally "sheath" or "scabbard") is a fibromuscular tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles.^ The vagina leads from the cervix (the opening of the uterus) to the outside of the body.
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^ The muscular canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ The vagina is a muscular tube which leads from the vulva to the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus (womb).

Female insects and other invertebrates also have a vagina, which is the terminal part of the oviduct. The Latinate plural (rarely used in English) is vaginae.
.The word vagina is quite often incorrectly used to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally; strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure.^ Many women feel uncomfortable talking about or looking at their genital area, and as a result are unsure of the difference between their vulva and vagina.

^ The external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina).
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

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Human anatomy

.The human vagina is an elastic muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the vulva.^ Extends from vulva to uterine cervix .

^ Such an ectopic pregnancy is undesirable and must be treated immediately before the growing embryo causes rupture of the tube.This muscular canal extends from the midpoint of the cervix to its opening located between the urethra and rectum.
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^ The muscular canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body.
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[1] .Although there is wide anatomical variation, the length of the unaroused vagina is approximately 6 to 7.5 cm (2.5 to 3 in) across the anterior wall (front), and 9 cm (3.5 in) long across the posterior wall (rear).^ But a vagina is a whole bunch of stuff all crammed in there and buried in a whole bunch of skin and called a vagina although, according to my dictionary, the vagina is only the actual hole part.
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^ Girls under age 2, posterior wall of vagina or fornices .

^ Lymphatic drainage: external iliac nodes (upper anterior wall), deep pelvic, rectal and aortic nodes (posterior vagina), interiliac nodes (lower vagina), also inferior gluteal and femoral nodes.

[2] During sexual arousal the vagina expands in both length and width.[3] Its elasticity allows it to stretch during sexual intercourse and during birth to offspring.[4] .The vagina connects the superficial vulva to the cervix of the deep uterus.^ Gross: well circumscribed, polypoid or nodular mass, mean 3 cm (range 1 to 6.5 cm) arising in the superficial lamina propria of cervix and vagina .

^ The pear-shaped uterus opens to the vagina at the cervix and then widens toward the top where the Fallopian tubes enter the uterus.
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^ Resemble fibroepithelial stromal polyps of vagina, vulva and cervix, but with bizarre morphology, frequent mitoses (> 10/10 HPF), atypical mitotic figures or hypercellularity .

.If the woman stands upright, the vaginal tube points in an upward-backward direction and forms an angle of slightly more than 45 degrees with the uterus.^ We received the image as a non-excl set so in Europe you will see more of the same but from a slightly diff angle from other snappers.
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^ A archestandard sized cathode ray tube (CRT) invigilator contains more than two kilos of protagonist - the toxicity of which has been mercifully known for centuries.
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^ Nothing is more appealing to a power hungry man than a stupid woman who's believing she's holding all the power.
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.The vaginal opening is at the caudal end of the vulva, behind the opening of the urethra.^ Directly outside of the vaginal opening are the labia minor, the smooth inner lips of the vulva.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The cylindrical body of coupling 51 has an open distal end for releasable threaded engagement with vaginal douche applicator 12 as described for coupling 48.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina).
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

The upper one-fourth of the vagina is separated from the rectum by the rectouterine pouch. Above the vagina is the Mons pubis. .The vagina, along with the inside of the vulva, is reddish pink in color, as with most healthy internal mucous membranes in mammals.^ The vagina, along with the inside of the vulva, is reddish pink in color, as with most healthy internal mucous membranes in mammals.
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^ All vaginas differ in size, coloring and structure, and that is completely healthy and normal.
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^ It is a muscular canal lined with mucous membranes that extends from the outside of the body (between the vulva and anus) to the cervix of the uterus.

.A series of ridges produced by folding of the wall of the outer third of the female vagina is called vaginal rugae.^ The external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina).
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Treatment The vaginal walls are continually producing secretions necessary to provide lubrication, to cleanse the vagina and to maintain the proper acidity to prevent infection.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.They are transverse epithelial ridges and their function is to provide the vagina with increased surface area for extension and stretching.^ All those skin folds help to protect your vagina, and they help the area stretch to accommodate a baby during childbirth.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.Vaginal lubrication is provided by the Bartholin's glands near the vaginal opening and the cervix.^ The Bartholin’s glands are located in the lips of the labia that cover the vaginal opening.

^ Treatment The vaginal walls are continually producing secretions necessary to provide lubrication, to cleanse the vagina and to maintain the proper acidity to prevent infection.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It stimulates the "Bartholon" glands to release estrogen, helping to restore lubrication solving the problem of vaginal dryness and thicken the vaginal walls.
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.The membrane of the vaginal wall also produces moisture, although it does not contain any glands.^ It stimulates the "Bartholon" glands to release estrogen, helping to restore lubrication solving the problem of vaginal dryness and thicken the vaginal walls.
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^ Treatment The vaginal walls are continually producing secretions necessary to provide lubrication, to cleanse the vagina and to maintain the proper acidity to prevent infection.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It contains estrogen helping to restore lubrication solving the problem of vaginal dryness and thicken the vaginal walls.
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.Before and during ovulation, the cervix's mucus glands secretes different variations of mucus, which provides a favorable alkaline environment in the vaginal canal to maximize the chance of survival for sperm.^ Moreover, it is an object of the present invention to control the direction and force of douching fluid flow toward the cervix during vaginal douching.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The moisture from these glands is more slimy than the moisture from the cervix, because its purpose is to provide good lubrication during intercourse.

^ The flow of douching fluid 82 out of the vaginal canal V flushes or rinses desquamated cells, debris, sperm, bacteria and other undesirable organisms from the vaginal canal.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The hymen is a thin membrane of connective tissue which is situated at the opening of the vagina.^ Very occasionally, the penis cannot be inserted because the hymen (which is the membrane at the entrance to the vagina) is unusually tough, but this is very rare indeed.

.As with many female animals, the hymen covers the opening of the vagina from birth until it is ruptured during sexual or non-sexual activity.^ Bipolar human sexuality, explains Grant, parallels cosmogenesis and the sacred void corresponds to the female vagina.

^ There may be pain or blood, but pain and blood can also be a result of vaginal dryness during sexual activities.
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^ Box , Hollow , Freud , Freudian , Womb , Vagina , Sexual symbols , Opening a box , Pandora's box .

.The tissue may be ruptured by vaginal penetration, a pelvic examination, injury, or certain types of activities, such as horseback riding or gymnastics.^ When this occurs, vaginal debris such as bacteria and other harmful or undesirable organisms carried by the douching fluid may pass through the cervix and enter the uterine cavity, potentially causing pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The vaginal douche applicators are constructed without any sharp edges or corners to avoid injury or trauma to anatomical tissue.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ There may be pain or blood, but pain and blood can also be a result of vaginal dryness during sexual activities.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.The absence of a hymen does not necessarily indicate prior sexual activity, as it is not always ruptured during sexual intercourse.^ In a virgin, the opening of the vagina is usually, but not necessarily, partially closed by a membrane, the HYMEN. Usually the hymen breaks at first intercourse; occasionally it ruptures during physical exercise.
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^ The woman with loosen vagina loses her interest in any sexual activities and in addition, her male partner does not get satisfied since there will not be any deep penetration anymore.
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^ There may be pain or blood, but pain and blood can also be a result of vaginal dryness during sexual activities.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

[5] .Similarly, the presence does not necessarily indicate a lack of prior sexual activity, as it is possible for light activity to not rupture it, or for it to be surgically restored.^ The woman with loosen vagina loses her interest in any sexual activities and in addition, her male partner does not get satisfied since there will not be any deep penetration anymore.
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Physiological functions of the vagina

The vagina has several biological functions.

Uterine secretions

.The vagina provides a path for menstrual blood and tissue to leave the body.^ A blood vessel that carries blood to the heart from tissues and organs in the body.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ The external orifice is the small opening through which menstrual blood flows from the uterus into the vagina.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.In industrial societies, tampons, menstrual cups and sanitary napkins may be used to absorb or capture these fluids.^ The container 42 may be reusable but is preferably disposable after use to ensure cleanliness for repeated use by permitting a new container of douching fluid to be coupled with the vaginal douche applicator 12.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Accordingly, the tap or faucet may be used to selectively control, limit or regulate the force, pressure and/or volume of douching fluid flow supplied to the vaginal douche applicator.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The fluid supply conduit 22 may be designed in many various ways as a hollow conduit, including various tubes and hoses, and is preferably flexible for ease of use.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

Sexual activity

.The concentration of the nerve endings that lie close to the entrance of a woman's vagina can provide pleasurable sensation during sexual activity, when stimulated in a way that the particular woman enjoys.^ Its function is to provide sexual pleasure.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a virgin, the opening of the vagina is usually, but not necessarily, partially closed by a membrane, the HYMEN. Usually the hymen breaks at first intercourse; occasionally it ruptures during physical exercise.
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^ Meaning of Dreams about Vagina: Encyclopedia - Orgasm An orgasm, also known as a sexual climax, is a pleasurable physical, psychological or emotional response to prolonged sexual stimulation.

.During sexual arousal, and particularly the stimulation of the clitoris, the walls of the vagina self-lubricate.^ Lady Secret Cream works by toning and lubricating the inner walls of the vagina.
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^ Mouth , Sexual symbol , Sexual symbols , Vagina , Freud , Freudian , Creative self , Threatening , Swallow .

^ It stimulates the "Bartholon" glands to release estrogen, helping to restore lubrication solving the problem of vaginal dryness and thicken the vaginal walls.
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This reduces friction that can be caused as a result of various sexual activities. .Research has found that portions of the clitoris extend into the vulva and vagina.^ A study in 1987 in Germany found that black cohosh had an oestrogen-like effect on the lining of the vagina, which might translate into better vaginal lubrication.

^ Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina).
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Filed under: women genital health — creasoft @ 6:51 pm Tags: clitoris , vagina , vulva , women , women genital .

[6]
With arousal, the vagina lengthens rapidly to an average of about 4 in.(10 cm), but can continue to lengthen in response to pressure.[7] .As the woman becomes fully aroused, the vagina tents (last ²⁄₃) expands in length and width, while the cervix retracts.^ When a woman is sexually aroused, the vagina begins to produce lubrication to aid in penetration.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The pear-shaped uterus opens to the vagina at the cervix and then expands towards the top where the Fallopian tubes get into the uterus.
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[8] .The walls of the vagina are composed of soft elastic folds of mucous membrane skin which stretch or contract (with support from pelvic muscles) to the size of the inserted penis or other object.^ The walls of the vagina are normally in contact with each other.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The interior lining of the vagina is mucous membrane; muscles and fibrous tissue form its walls.
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^ With childbirth and aging pelvic muscles relax and the internal and external diameters of the vagina increase.
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G-spot

An erogenous zone referred to commonly as the G-spot is located at the anterior wall of the vagina, about five centimeters in from the entrance. .Some women experience intense pleasure if the G-spot is stimulated appropriately during sexual activity.^ Some women experiencing vulval pain have no other physical symptoms but experience pain some or all of the time, in pa r ticular when urinating or sitting for long periods.

^ Lady secret helps in Tighten & Restore the grip of Vagina and Stimulate the G Spot for Intimate Pleasure.
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^ Meaning of Dreams about Vagina: Encyclopedia - Orgasm An orgasm, also known as a sexual climax, is a pleasurable physical, psychological or emotional response to prolonged sexual stimulation.

.A G-Spot orgasm may be responsible for female ejaculation, leading some doctors and researchers to believe that G-spot pleasure comes from the Skene's glands, a female homologue of the prostate, rather than any particular spot on the vaginal wall.^ Fluid also passes through the vaginal walls in response to physical activity and sexual arousal.

^ Meaning of Dreams about Vagina: Encyclopedia - Orgasm An orgasm, also known as a sexual climax, is a pleasurable physical, psychological or emotional response to prolonged sexual stimulation.

^ Dryness during or after the menopause Vaginal dryness can be a particular problem at and after the menopause, because of a lack of oestrogen (the female hormone).

[9][10][11] Some researchers deny the existence of the G-spot.[12]

Childbirth

.During childbirth, the vagina provides the channel to deliver the baby from the uterus to its independent life outside the body of the mother.^ The vagina leads from the cervix (the opening of the uterus) to the outside of the body.
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^ All those skin folds help to protect your vagina, and they help the area stretch to accommodate a baby during childbirth.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During pregnancy the baby (fetus) develops inside the uterus causing it to expand tremendously.
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.During birth, the vagina is often referred to as the birth canal.^ During childbirth, the baby passes through the vagina (birth canal).
  • The Vagina (Human Anatomy): Picture, Parts, Function, Definition, and Problems 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC women.webmd.com [Source type: General]

^ During birth, the vagina is often referred to as the birth canal .
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^ Having to do with the vagina (the birth canal).
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.The vagina is remarkably elastic and stretches to many times its normal diameter during vaginal birth.^ How many times after loosing your virginity should you bleed during sex?
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dry vagina Vaginal lubrication The natural moistness of the vagina prevents its sides from rubbing against each other as you move about during the day.

^ Vaginal moisture is mainly produced by the cervix (neck of the womb) at the top of the vagina and eventually oozes out of the vagina – some vaginal discharge is normal.

Sexual health and hygiene

.The vagina is self-cleansing and therefore usually needs no special treatment.^ Treatment The vaginal walls are continually producing secretions necessary to provide lubrication, to cleanse the vagina and to maintain the proper acidity to prevent infection.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The vagina is a naturally self-cleansing body part, so douching isn't necessary to keep the vagina clean.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

Doctors generally discourage the practice of douching.[13] .Since a healthy vagina is colonized by a mutually symbiotic flora of microorganisms that protect its host from disease-causing microbes, any attempt to upset this balance may cause many undesirable outcomes, including but not limited to abnormal discharge and yeast infection.^ Conventional douching may benefit vaginal environments that are already undesirably altered or disturbed, but the benefits derived are very limited and may be outweighed by the many disadvantages of conventional douching.
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^ I figured that the itching was caused by my needing to shave again, but then discharge came and i figured maybe a yeist infection.I bought some monistat 7 today.
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^ Introducing an anti-yeast medication in the absence of a yeast infection results in abnormal vaginal flora after only one day.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The acidity of a healthy vagina is due to lactic acid secreted by symbiotic microorganisms which retards the growth of many strains of dangerous microbes.^ Secretions from the cervix and the glands at the entrance of the vagina help to keep it clean and healthy.

^ Treatment The vaginal walls are continually producing secretions necessary to provide lubrication, to cleanse the vagina and to maintain the proper acidity to prevent infection.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These secretions vary during the menstrual cycle and are part of a normal, healthy vagina.

[14]
.The vagina is examined during gynecological exams, often using a speculum, which holds the vagina open for visual inspection of the cervix or taking of samples (see pap smear).^ When the vagina becomes less acidic, infections such as thrush can take hold, which cause further irritation and discomfort.

^ That's why ob-gyns can't just look at you when you're getting an exam, they have to use a tool to hold the vagina open.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That's very much like a pap, it just takes longer, and they can see more.
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Vaginismus

.Vaginismus, not to be confused with Vaginitis, refers to an involuntary tightening of the vagina, due to a conditioned reflex of the muscles in the area.^ By vaginal tightening the vagina, this can enhance pleasure for both the woman and the man.
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^ I then got confused and I want to know, can getting water in the vaginal area hurt you?
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Still another object of the present intentional is to utilize vaginal douching as a primary or preventative treatment for abnormal biological conditions arising in and/or affecting the vagina.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.It can affect any form of vaginal penetration, including sexual intercourse, insertion of tampons, and the penetration involved in gynecological examinations.^ Teens who do have sex must properly use a latex condom every time they have any form of sexual intercourse (vaginal, oral, or anal sex).

Various psychological and physical treatments are possible to help alleviate it.

Signs of vaginal disease

Vaginal diseases present with lumps, discharge and sores:
The presence of unusual lumps in the wall or base of the vagina is always abnormal. .The most common of these is Bartholin's cyst.^ Symptoms of an uninfected Bartholin’s gland cyst include a painless jump on one side of the vulva area (most common symptom) and redness or swelling in the vulva area.

.The cyst, which can feel like a pea, is formed by a blockage in glands which normally supply the opening of the vagina.^ A Bartholin’s gland cyst may form in the gland itself or in the duct draining the gland.

^ The glands (normally the size of a pea) provide moisture for the vulva area.

^ We all get tested for STD's and such together so no one has anything, so what is the inside close to the opening supposed to feel like Bumpy or Smooth????
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

This condition is easily treated with minor surgery or silver nitrate. .Other less common causes of small lumps or vesicles are herpes simplex.^ Genital herpes is caused by a virus called herpes simplex (HSV).

.They are usually multiple and very painful with a clear fluid leaving a crust.^ But cervical cancer is very treatable too, they can usually just cut a bit of your cervix off.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cauliflower-like growths down there aren't too uncommon, and they usually mean HPV. HPV is a very common and very contagious virus.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.They may be associated with generalized swelling and are very tender.^ The entire genital area may feel very tender or painful, and the person may have flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, and swollen lymph nodes.

.Lumps associated with cancer of the vaginal wall are very rare and the average age of onset is seventy years.^ Very rarely a cyst is caused by cancer, which usually occurs only in women over the age of 40.

[16] .The most common form is squamous cell carcinoma, then cancer of the glands or adenocarcinoma and finally, and even more rarely, melanoma.^ Symptoms of an uninfected Bartholin’s gland cyst include a painless jump on one side of the vulva area (most common symptom) and redness or swelling in the vulva area.

^ The most common type of vaginal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, which starts in the thin, flat cells lining the vagina.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Another type of vaginal cancer is adenocarcinoma, cancer that begins in glandular cells in the lining of the vagina.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

.The great majority of vaginal discharges are normal or physiological and include blood or menses (from the uterus), the most common, and clear fluid either as a result of sexual arousal or secretions from the cervix.^ All these secretions make up the vaginal discharge and fluid that a woman normally notices.

^ A further problem associated with conventional vaginal douches is that many vaginal douche applicators discharge douching fluid directly at and/or toward the cervix with sufficient force or pressure so that douching fluid may enter the cervical canal.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ A vaginal douche application (12, 212) as recited in claim 23, wherein said source (14) of douching fluid (82) comprises a container from which said douching fluid (82) is discharged.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.Other non infective causes include dermatitis, discharge from foreign bodies such as retained tampons or foreign bodies inserted by curious female children into their own vaginas.^ Y our doctor will examine you to confi r m that thrush is the cause of your symptoms and may p r escribe other t r eatments such as oral antifungal tablets.

^ However, the douching fluid may include additives, such as pH lowering substances, to inhibit growth of non-acid loving bacteria.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ If she ever has children, it had better be a c-section, otherwise her vagina will tear into jagged pieces which is almost impossible to stitch up.
  • Vagina Ripped Apart by Water Fountain 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.weirdasianews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Non-sexually transmitted discharges occur from bacterial vaginosis and thrush or candidiasis.^ If the odor is a stronger with a fishy smell and your discharge is thin and has a greyish color, that could be a sign of bacterial vaginosis.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you've tested negative for all STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) including bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast, and your vagina still has an odor, it's likely that it's just your natural smell.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Accordingly, the presence of bacterial vaginosis has been linked to increased incidences of cervical cancer and sexually transmitted diseases, and may enable harmful viruses to infect healthy tissue .
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.The final group of discharges include sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomonas.^ HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

^ However, as a Bartholin’s gland abscess may be caused by a sexually transmitted disease, the practice of safe sex is recommended.

^ Furthermore, it is an object of the present invention to utilize vaginal douching to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

The discharge from thrush is slightly pungent and white, that from Trichomonas more foul and greenish and that from foreign bodies resembles the discharge of gonorrhoea, greyish or yellow and purulent (like pus).
All sores involve a break down in the walls of the fine membrane of the vaginal wall. The most common of these are abrasions and small ulcers caused by trauma. While these can be inflicted during rape most are actually caused by excessive rubbing from clothing or improper insertion of a sanitary tampon. The typical ulcer or sore caused by syphilis is painless with raised edges. .These are often undetected because they occur mostly inside the vagina.^ Because viruses can multiply only inside infected cells, they are not considered to be alive.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ My husband said it's because I wash the inside of my vagina every day with my fingers during a shower or bath.
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You said your not supposed to wash the inside of your vagina because it cleans it itself, so is that theory true?
  • The Vagina | LIVESTRONG.COM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: Original source]

.The sores of herpes which occur with vesicles are extremely tender and may cause such swelling that passing urine is difficult.^ Y our doctor will examine you to confi r m that thrush is the cause of your symptoms and may p r escribe other t r eatments such as oral antifungal tablets.

^ Someone who has been exposed to the genital herpes virus may not be aware of the infection and may never have an outbreak of sores.

^ When this occurs, vaginal debris such as bacteria and other harmful or undesirable organisms carried by the douching fluid may pass through the cervix and enter the uterine cavity, potentially causing pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.In the developing world a group of parasitic diseases also cause vaginal ulceration such as Leishmaniasis but these are rarely encountered in the west.^ A substance or group of substances meant to cause the immune system to respond to a tumor or to microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ When this occurs, vaginal debris such as bacteria and other harmful or undesirable organisms carried by the douching fluid may pass through the cervix and enter the uterine cavity, potentially causing pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.HIV/AIDS can be contracted through the vagina during intercourse but is not associated with any local vaginal or vulval disease.^ During douching, trapped douching fluid may build up in the vaginal canal with a sufficient pressure head that the douching fluid is detrimentally forced into and/or through the cervical canal.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

[19] All the above local vulvovaginal diseases are easily treated. .Often only shame prevents patients from presenting for treatment.^ Still another object of the present intentional is to utilize vaginal douching as a primary or preventative treatment for abnormal biological conditions arising in and/or affecting the vagina.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The present invention has as an additional object to utilize vaginal douching as a preventative or a treatment for bacterial vaginosis.
  • VAGINAL DOUCHES AND VAGINAL DOUCHE APPLICATORS - Patent EP1483001 23 September 2009 4:26 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ A substance that is being studied in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis (sores in the mouth) in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy.
  • Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cancer.gov [Source type: Academic]

[20]

Additional images

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.womenshealth.gov/glossary/#vagina Womenshealth.gov
  2. ^ Gray's Anatomy
  3. ^ "The sexual response cycle". EngenderHealth. http://www.engenderhealth.org/res/onc/sexuality/response/pg2.html. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  4. ^ http://www.metrokc.gov/HEALTH/famplan/flash/grades11-12/G1112-L17.pdf Metrokc.gov
  5. ^ Rogers DJ, Stark M (August 1998). "The hymen is not necessarily torn after sexual intercourse". BMJ 317: 414. PMID 9694770.& PMC 1113684. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/317/7155/414. 
  6. ^ Mascall S (June 2006). "Time for Rethink on the Clitoris". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5013866.stm. 
  7. ^ "Does size matter". TheSite.org. http://www.thesite.org/sexandrelationships/havingsex/performanceproblems/doessizematter. Retrieved 2006-08-12. 
  8. ^ "do big penises hurt?". AskMen.com. http://www.askmen.com/love/dzimmer/17_love_answers.html. Retrieved 2006-08-14. 
  9. ^ Crooks, R; Baur, K. Our Sexuality. California: Brooks/Cole. 
  10. ^ Jannini E, Simonelli C, Lenzi A (2002). "Sexological approach to ejaculatory dysfunction.". Int J Androl 25 (6): 317–23. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2605.2002.00371.x. PMID 12406363. 
  11. ^ Jannini E, Simonelli C, Lenzi A (2002). "Disorders of ejaculation.". J Endocrinol Invest 25 (11): 1006–19. PMID 12553564. 
  12. ^ Hines T (August 2001). "The G-Spot: A modern gynecologic myth". Am J Obstet Gynecol 185 (2): 359–62. doi:10.1067/mob.2001.115995. PMID 11518892. 
  13. ^ "Vaginal Problems - Home Treatment". Women's Health. WebMD, LLC. http://women.webmd.com/tc/vaginal-problems-home-treatment. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  14. ^ Todar, Kenneth (2008). "The Nature of Bacterial Host-Parasite Relationships in Humans". Online Textbook of Bacteriology. http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/NHPR.html. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  15. ^ Mayo Clinic Staff Bartholin’s Cyst. January 19 2008 accessed http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bartholin-cyst/DS00667/DSECTION=1 23 March 2008
  16. ^ Manetta A, Pinto JL, Larson JE, Stevens CW, Pinto JS, Podczaski ES (July 1988). "Primary invasive carcinoma of the vagina". Obstet Gynecol 72 (1): 77–81. PMID 3380510. 
  17. ^ Spence D, Melville C (December 2007). "Vaginal discharge". BMJ 335 (7630): 1147–51. doi:10.1136/bmj.39378.633287.80. PMID 18048541. 
  18. ^ Benign Vulval Lesions at eMedicine
  19. ^ Mayo Clinic Staff HIV/AIDS. January 20 2008 accessed at https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/DS00005 on 23rd March
  20. ^ Butcher J (January 1999). "ABC of sexual health: female sexual problems II: sexual pain and sexual fears". BMJ 318 (7176): 110–2. PMID 9880287.& PMC 1114576. http://bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=9880287. 

Wiktionary

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also vagina, vagína, and vágina

German

Noun

Vagina f. (genitive Vagina, plural Vaginen)
  1. vagina

Declension

case singular plural
nominative Vagina Vaginen
genitive Vagina Vaginen
dative Vagina Vaginen
accusative Vagina Vaginen

Simple English

File:Female reproductive system
Human female internal reproductive system

The vagina is a part of the female human body. Menstrual fluid (red blood-like liquid lost during a monthly period or menstruation) leaves the body through the vagina. During birth, the vagina opens to let the baby through from the uterus for independent life. The vagina is reddish pink in color.

Contents

Location

It is on the lower centre of the vulva. It is the tube leading from the uterus (womb) to the outside of the body. The opening is found between the legs, inside the labium, behind the opening to the urethra, a tube leading to the bladder, and in front of the anus, the opening to the rectum.

Anatomy

The vagina is an elastic, muscular tube starting from the cervix and ending at the vulva.[1] It is about 6 to 7.5 cm (2.5 to 3 in) wide, and 9 cm (3.5 in) long.[2] During sexual intercourse and childbirth, the vagina gets wider and bigger.[3]

The vagina has to be lubricated to stay clean and allow sexual intercourse and childbirth. It is lubricated by the Bartholin's glands. This mucus also allows sperm easier access to fertilize an ovum.

Functions

Release

The vagina releases blood and tissue during menstruation. Tampons can be used to absorb some of the blood.[4]

Sex

During sexual intercourse, the man’s penis is placed in the woman’s vagina. The vagina is warm and grips the penis, which feels really good for the man and usually causes him to have an orgasm. During his orgasm he ejaculates semen from his penis into the vagina. The semen contains sperm, which can then travel from the vagina into the uterus to fertilize an egg and make a woman pregnant. (The man may also have an orgasm and release semen into the woman’s vagina even when she is not likely to get pregnant, such as when she is using birth control.)The vagina has lots of nerves, so when a woman is aroused, she has a pleasurable sensation sometimes causing her to have an orgasm too. Touching the clitoris or G-spot can help lead her to an orgasm.

During arousal, the vagina gets up to 8.5 cm (4 in) wider, but can get bigger with more stimulation.[5]

G-spot

The G-spot is found near the entrance of the vagina. The G-spot, if stimulated, leads to a strong orgasm or female ejaculation.[6][7][8] Some researchers deny the existence of the G-spot.[9]

Childbirth

During birth, the vagina acts as a 'path' for the baby to pass through. The vagina is very elastic and stretches to many times its normal diameter during birth.

Pregnancy

Sperm needs to be deposited at the top of the vagina near the cervix, or ring of muscle at the entry to the uterus, and fertilize the ovum (egg) if pregnancy is to occur.

In a normal childbirth, babies come out through the vagina.

Other pages

Other websites

  • Pink Parts - More information on female sexual anatomy.

References

  1. http://www.womenshealth.gov/glossary/#vagina Womenshealth.gov
  2. Gray's Anatomy
  3. "The sexual response cycle". EngenderHealth. http://www.engenderhealth.org/res/onc/sexuality/response/pg2.html. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  4. "All about Menstruation". http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/menstruation.html. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. "Does size matter". TheSite.org. http://www.thesite.org/sexandrelationships/havingsex/performanceproblems/doessizematter. Retrieved 2006-08-12. 
  6. Crooks, R; Baur, K. Our Sexuality. California: Brooks/Cole. 
  7. Jannini E, Simonelli C, Lenzi A (2002). [Expression error: Unexpected < operator "Sexological approach to ejaculatory dysfunction."]. Int J Androl 25 (6): 317–23. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2605.2002.00371.x. PMID 12406363. 
  8. Jannini E, Simonelli C, Lenzi A (2002). [Expression error: Unexpected < operator "Disorders of ejaculation."]. J Endocrinol Invest 25 (11): 1006–19. PMID 12553564. 
  9. Hines, T (August 2001). [Expression error: Unexpected < operator "The G-Spot: A modern gynecologic myth"]. Am J Obstet Gynecol 185 (2): 359–62. doi:10.1067/mob.2001.115995. 
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