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Sorry if the last topic I posted on this was unclear or in the wrong section.

I was curious about the raised area of the vulva in most diagrams where the urethral opening is located. Is it normal for the urethral opening to be located above that, like, very near the clitoris, directly under it? And, if the urethral opening were located there (not where it normally is on diagrams) then why would the area shown on the diagrams where it usually is still be raised?

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No, your post was not inappropriate at all! It was temporarily removed because another user had posted an inappropriate reply to it. I am so sorry that you were not notified about the removal.

It can sometimes be a bit tricky to transfer information from a diagram or a drawing to your own body. But unfortunately, there is only so much we can do to help with that, as it's just as difficult to understand what you're trying to explain without the visual. So, the best thing you can do is make an appointment with a gynecologist and ask them to help you understand your anatomy better. They'll know their way around, and be able to answer all of your questions.

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greenhplver: That post change was my oversight, I'm sorry.

I suspect, just FYI, some of what you're seeing when it comes to that area appearing raised in diagrams is shading in order to make it obvious that it is there since the urethral opening is so tough to see. A lot of diagrams of the vulva are pretty odd, honestly, and not especially accurate. At the same time, vulval appearance varies so much that it's impossible to do just one that's really going to look like everybody.

I do think talking to a GYN who can see you is the best bet, but if you want to look at our diagram and talk about what you mean, happy to see if we can help. That's here:

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I could be wrong but I think the vulva vestibule (the bit that contains the urethral opening and the vaginal opening) seems to be a bit bumpy in different places on everyone I've seen; I used to not know why I had a bump and others were more flat-skinned there...

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Ohh, ok. I guess it's just different for everyone.

P.S. Just curious, what'd they say? O_o

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