self-examination(redirected from self-examining)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
self-examinationPublic 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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Inspection and palpation of a body part by the patient to screen for disease. See: breast self-examination; testicular self-examination
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners