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  • What is the Vulva? A Comprehensive Guide

    Definition and Anatomy of the Vulva The vulva is the external genitalia of the female reproductive system, consisting of several different structures. It is located at the opening of the vagina and includes the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and urethral opening. The mons pubis is a mound of fatty tissue that covers the pubic bone…

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    What Does BV Mean? Understanding the Common Acronym

    Definition and Origin of BV BV stands for “bacterial vaginosis,” which is a common vaginal infection in women. It is caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, specifically an overgrowth of harmful bacteria compared to beneficial ones. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection, but sexual activity can increase the risk of developing it. The term “bacterial vaginosis”…

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    Understanding Fibroids: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

    Symptoms and Risk Factors Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus. They can range in size from a small pea to a large grapefruit and may occur singly or in clusters. Some women with fibroids may not experience any symptoms, while others may have a range of symptoms depending on the size, number, and location of the fibroids.…

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