Female Genitalia

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  1. ambiguous genitalia
    newborn's genitalia aren't clearly either male or female
  2. atrophic vaginitis
    inflammation of the vagina due to the thinning and shrinking of tissues, as well as decreased lubrications
  3. bartholin glands
    located posteriorly on each side of the vaginal orifice
  4. caruncle
    small, bright red growth protruding from the urethral meatus
  5. Chadwick sign
    a bluish discoloration of the cervix that normally occurs in pregnancy at 6 to 8 week gestation
  6. clitoris
    • small bud of erectile tissue
    • the homolog of the penis and primary center of sexual excitement
  7. condyloma acuminatum
    warty lesions due to STI with HPV
  8. cystocele
    hernial protrusion of the urinary bladder into the vagina
  9. endometriosis
    presence or growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, causing pelvic pain
  10. genital herpes
    STI most commonly caused by HSV-2
  11. hegar sign
    softening of the cervix that is a sign of pregnancy, occurring at 6 to 10 weeks' gestation
  12. hydrocolpos
    distention of the vagina resulting from an accumulation of fluid due to congenital vaginal obstruction
  13. hymen
    connective tissue membrane that may be circular, crescentic, or fibriated
  14. infertility
    the inability to conceive over a period of 1 year
  15. inflammation of Bartholin gland
    • condition characterized by swelling of the bartholin gland
    • commonly caused by Neisseria gonorrhea
  16. Menarche
    • onset of first menstruation¬†
    • usually occurs between 11 and 14 years of age
  17. Mittelschmerz
    lower abdominal pain associated with ovulation
  18. molluscum contagiosum
    viral infection of the skin and mucous membranes
  19. myomas
    common benign uterine tumors
  20. ovarian cyst
    follicle undergoes varying rates of maturation and cyst can occur as a result of hypothalamic-pituitary tumors
  21. pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and other reproductive organs
  22. premenstrual syndrome
    a collection of physical, psychological, and mood symptoms related to a woman's menstural cycle
  23. rectocele
    hernial protrusion of part of the rectum into the vagina
  24. rectouterine pouch
    deep recess formed by the peritoneum between the rectum and cervix
  25. salpingitis
    inflammation or infection of the fallopian tubes, often associated with PID
  26. Skene glands
    paraurethral gland
  27. syphilitic chancre
    firm, painless ulcer that is a sign of syphilis
  28. tubal pregnancy
    • ectopic pregnancy
    • pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus
  29. uterine bleeding
    abnormality in menstrual bleeding and inappropriate uterine bleeding
  30. uterine prolapse
    descent or herniation of the uterus into or beyond the vagina
  31. vaginitis
    inflammation of the vagina
  32. vulvovaginitis
    inflammation of the vulvar and vaginal tissues
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Female Genitalia
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