Relax your pelvic and belly muscles as much as you can during the vaginal self-examination. You should have little or no discomfort from the examination, unless you have a vaginal infection or an open sore.
Normally, there are no problems from doing a vaginal self-examination.
A vaginal self-examination is a way for a woman to look at her vulva and vagina. You should tell your doctor about any problems you find.
The vulva does not have sores or other growths, such as genital warts.
The vaginal walls are reddish pink and have folds or ridges. No sores or growths are present.
Normal discharge is clear and thin or white and creamy. The discharge does not have a bad odor, is not bloody, and does not look like curds (cottage cheese).