Vulvovaginal health

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Vulvovaginal health is the health and sanitation of the human female vulva and vagina.

Conditions[edit]

Problems affecting this area include:

Vulvo-Perineal Localization of Dermatologic Disorders[edit]

Systemic disorders may be localized in the vulvo-perineal region.[1]

Tumoral and Hamartomatous Diseases of the Vulva[edit]

Diaper Dermatitis in Infancy[edit]

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Infectious diseases[edit]

Obstruction[edit]

A vaginal obstruction is often caused by an imperforate hymen or, less commonly, a transverse vaginal septum. A sign of vaginal obstruction is hydrocolpos, that is, accumulation of watery fluid within the vagina. It may extend to become hydrometrocolpos, that is, accumulation of watery fluid within the vagina as well as within the uterus.[5]

Causes[edit]

The vulva and vagina have a "normal flora" of "friendly" microorganisms which help to keep the area healthy. When the normal balance is disturbed, an infection can result.

Symptoms[edit]

The generic term for infection of the vagina is vaginitis. Symptoms may include an unusual or unpleasant discharge, itching, or pain during intercourse. But vaginal infections may also be present without any noticeable symptoms.

Maintaining health[edit]

The following measures are advisable for keeping the vulva and vagina healthy:

Women who are unable to walk are more likely to have infections. The problem can be prevented according to above-mentioned and following measures:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac sara catanzaro (2005). "Vulvo-Perineal Localization of Dermatologic Disorders, 2005.". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders. 
  2. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac (2005). "Tumoral and Hamartomatous Diseases of the Vulva, 2005.". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders. 
  3. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac (2005). "Diaper Dermatitis in Infancy, 2005.". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders. 
  4. ^ Dominique Hamel-Teillac (2005). "Infectious Diseases (Except Sexually Transmitted Diseases)". Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Vulvo-Vaginal Disorders. 
  5. ^ Farlex dictionary > hydrometrocolpos, citing: Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. Copyright 2007

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