Vaginal Self-Examination (VSE)
A vaginal self-examination is a way for a woman to look at her Reference vulva Opens New Window and Reference vagina Opens New Window. A vaginal self-examination may help you better understand your body, the changes that take place during the Reference menstrual cycle Opens New Window, and any problems that may need medical attention. See a picture of the Reference vulva Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window.
The best time to do a vaginal self-examination is between your menstrual periods. A vaginal self-examination should not replace a regular pelvic examination by your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 28, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology