Dr. Daniel Levin, a board certified OB/GYN, gives an overview of the female anatomy. He also discusses the importance of yearly health exams for women.
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The Anatomy of a Woman Dr. Daniel Levin: On behalf of tvlesson.com. my name is Daniel Levin, I'm a Board Certified OBGYN. In this clip let's review the female anatomy just an overview. And this is a female pelvis model, showing the relationship with the urinary bladder with the urethra, the vagina, the cervix, the uterus and the rectum. The cul-de-sac is the lowest part of the female anatomy. On the other side, one can see the ovaries with the fallopian tube and the round ligament connecting on top. By looking at this anatomy, one can see how by increasing the size of the uterus, for example, a fibroid or benign muscle tumor that grow from the uterus can in fact bladder and rectum, pressure on the bladder would cause or could cause incontinence, pressure on the rectum cause constipation or change in bowel habits. Let's go back to the vagina, and one can see very nicely from this model, it is actually a potential space ending with the cervix. This is exactly the part that the yearly pap smear is a sampled and ruled out for cervical cancer. Nowadays, especially when the guidelines regarding screening are changing so dramatically, it still very important to understand that a yearly women’s health exam is important, it doesn’t matter if a pap smear or breast exam needs to be done every year, a yearly exam, a yearly follow up with your OBGYN is a very important and crucial step for your own health. On behalf of tvlesson.com. thank you for watching.