Vaginal cancer most commonly begins in the thin, flat squamous cells that line the surface of the vagina. Other types of vaginal cancer may occur in other cells on the surface of the vagina or in the deeper layers of tissue. Aug 12, 2019 · The vaginal epithelium is the tissue lining the inside of the vagina in humans and other animals. Like most other tissue, it has specialized structures and functions. Although not precisely the same as skin, it shares many characteristics with skin .
The hymen is a thin membrane of tissue that surrounds and narrows the vaginal opening. It may be torn or ruptured by sexual activity or by exercise. Vagina Conditions.Author: Matthew Hoffman, MD. Vagina. The vagina consists of three layers of tissue. The mucosa is the layer on the surface that can be touched. It consists of mucous membranes and is a surface similar to the lining of the mouth. Unlike the smooth surface of the mouth lining, the vagina contains folds or wrinkles. The next layer of tissue is a layer of muscle, Author: Discoveryhealth.Com Writers.
"Revirgination.". The hymen, the thin tissue at the entrance to the vagina, normally "breaks" the first time a woman has intercourse. A surgery called a hymenoplasty repairs the hymen to mimic its original, virginal state, before a woman was sexually active.Author: Rebecca Buffum Taylor. Vagina. Covering the muscle tissue is a sheath of connective tissue that consists of blood vessels, lymphatic ducts, and nerve fibres. This layer of connective tissue joins those tissues of the urinary bladder, rectum, and other pelvic structures.
After menopause, when levels of estrogen are low, the vaginal lining is thinner and has fewer folds, which makes it less flexible. Dry, fragile vulvovaginal tissues are susceptible to injury, tearing, and bleeding during intercourse. Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis, or vaginal atrophy, is the thinning of the walls of the vagina caused by decreased estrogen levels. This most commonly occurs after menopause. Menopause is the time in a woman’s life, usually between ages 45 and 55, when her ovaries no longer release eggs. She also stops having menstrual periods.Author: Sandy Calhoun Rice.