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- If you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), other testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. For more information, see the topics Reference Vaginal Wet Mount, Reference Tests for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Reference Herpes Tests, Reference Syphilis Tests, Reference Chlamydia Tests, and Reference Gonorrhea Test.
- Pelvic ultrasound is another test used to evaluate a woman's pelvic organs. For more information, see the medical test Reference Pelvic Ultrasound.
- Vaginal self-exam (VSE) may help you better understand your body, know what is normal for you, and find early signs of infections or other abnormal conditions that might require medical attention. But VSE should supplement but not replace a regular pelvic exam and Pap test done by a health professional. For more information, see the topic Reference Vaginal Self-Examination (VSE).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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