Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Yeast Infection Anatomy

To better understand yeast vaginitis, it helps to understand the anatomy of the vagina.

The vagina is a short, muscular tube that connects the external genitalia to the cervix and uterus. The external genitalia include the vulva and clitoris.

Female anatomy:

  • Female reproductive organs
  • Female external genitalia

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Yeast Infection References
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