What is the external pudendal vein?

The external pudendal veins (deep pudendal & superficial pudendal) are veins of the pelvis which drain into the great saphenous vein.

What does the superficial external pudendal artery supply?

The superficial external pudendal artery arises from the medial side of the femoral artery. It supplies the male scrotum and the female labia majora.

Where is the pudendal vein?

Pudendal veins are veins in the upper inner aspect of the thigh running from the genital-vulvar area and abdomen and down the leg. They typically appear after pregnancies due to the changes that occur in the pelvic veins from a pregnant uterus and an increase in female hormone levels.

What is the difference between superficial and deep?

Superficial veins are below the skin’s surface, and deep veins are beneath the layers of tissue and muscle.

Where is superficial epigastric vein?

The superficial epigastric vein runs upward and medially and drains the skin up to the umbilicus. The superficial external pudendal veins run medially then pass in front of the spermatic cord and drain the skin of the external genitalia and the adjoining part of the lower abdominal wall.

What does the pudendal nerve supply?

The pudendal nerve provides most of the movement and sensations for your pelvic region, including your external genitals and anus. It plays a critical role in your ability to control when you pee and poop. Damage to the pudendal nerve can lead to pain and affect your ability to have or enjoy sex.

What is an internal pudendal vein?

The internal pudendal veins are the set of accompanying veins to the internal pudendal artery draining the perineal region to empty into the internal iliac vein.

Are there veins in your butt cheek?

The superior gluteal veins, also called venae gluteae superiores, are the numerous accompanying veins of the superior gluteal artery.

Where is the obturator vein?

The obturator vein begins in the upper portion of the adductor region of the thigh and enters the pelvis through the upper part of the obturator foramen, in the obturator canal. The veins of the right half of the male pelvis. (Obturator labeled at center left.)

What does superficial vein mean?

Superficial veins are often visible under the skin and are typically thin and wispy. They carry blood from surrounding tissues to the deep veins. Deep veins are thicker than superficial veins and buried throughout the most inner parts of the body below the skin.

Where are superficial veins?

While superficial veins lie just below the skin’s surface collecting blood from the upper layers of tissue, deep veins are located underneath muscle tissue in the legs.