The vulva pudendum refers to the external female genitalia. Its functions are threefold:. This is initially treated with antibiotics, but occasionally can be complicated by the formation of a cyst or abscess. In case of an infected cyst or abscess, the only effective treatment is surgical drainage or excision of the lesion. The arterial supply to the vulva is from the paired internal and external pudendal arteries branches of the internal iliac. Venous drainage is achieved via the pudendal veins , with smaller labial veins contributing as tributaries.
The appearance, shape, and size of genitals vary from person to person as much as the shape and size of other body parts. There is a wide range of what is considered normal. Observing your own body can help you to learn what is normal for you. The following descriptions will be much clearer if you look at your genitals with a hand mirror while you read the text. Make sure you have enough time and privacy to feel relaxed. Try squatting on the floor and putting the mirror between your feet.
NCBI Bookshelf. John Nguyen ; Hieu Duong. Authors John Nguyen 1 ; Hieu Duong. The female external genitalia is fascinating due to the fact it is made up of both urinary tract and reproductive structures. These structures collectively fall under the term vulva.
The external genital organs include the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, Bartholin glands, and clitoris. The area containing these organs is called the vulva. Protecting the internal genital organs from infectious organisms.