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n. pl. per·i·ne·a (-nē′ə)
1. The portion of the body in the pelvis occupied by urogenital passages and the rectum, bounded in front by the pubic arch, in the back by the coccyx, and laterally by part of the hipbone.
2. The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin perinaeon, from Greek perinaion : peri-, peri- + inān, to excrete.]

per′i·ne′al (-nē′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.perineal - of or relating to the perineum; "perineal pains"
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a. perineal, rel. al perineo.
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Perineal masaja, ellerin hareketine izin verecek kayganlastirici bir madde surulerek (badem yagi, zeytinyagi gibi) baslanir.
We believe that the damage to the perineal body, superficial transverse perineal muscles, and bulbospongiosus muscles, which provide contribution to anal continence, is ignored, especially in direct surgical repair.
The most common complications included sexual dysfunction (12%), perineal wound complications (13%), urinary retention (7%), and chronic perineal pain (5%).
Furthermore, for adolescent women there is an increased risk of obstetric complications, among which are preeclampsia-eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, puerperal endometritis, systemic infections, increased use of episiotomy and perineal tears during delivery, the latter being the most frequent obstetric injury (7-9).
Anatomically, in women, the perineal body separates the anal canal from the urogenital diaphragm in the median plane where the deep bulbospongiosus and superficial transverse perineal muscles meet the external anal sphincter (EAS).
We report the use of ganglion impar block to successfully reduce the opioid dose in a patient on high-dose opioid therapy based on the WHO pain relief ladder for perineal pain and painful micturition following the resection of his anal fistula carcinoma.
Causes of pneumovagina include tearing or stretching of the vulvar seal or the vulvovaginal sphincter and a sunken perineal body, characterized by cranial displacement of the anus, resulting in tipping of the vulva cranially over the brim of the pelvis.
Following vaginal delivery, the risks of perineal infections range from 2.8% to higher than 18%, the risk of infection can be as high as 20%.
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Warm showers and perineal exercises may be effective for reducing the pain associated with childbirth, according to a study published online March 7 in the International Journal of Nursing Practice.
Soranus was the first to propose perineal compresses to support the perineum and to prevent tears of the soft birth canal during fetal head passage (1).