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Related to self-examination: self-reflection
1. An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.
2. Examination of one's own body for medical reasons: a periodontal self-examination; a breast self-examination.
self-examination Public health Any format in which a person monitors self body regions for 'lumps or bumps'–breast SE or any changes in size, appearance, or color of 'spots'–skin SE; soft data suggest that SEs help detect breast and skin cancer–especially melanoma at earlier, more treatable, stages