10 Basic Health Checkups For Women

What kind of health exams should women get, and what is the correct age? Explains Dr Somnath Gupta, Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad

31 Mar, 2023

Tavishi Dogra

fasting lipid profile testing

Between the ages of 20 and 65, fasting lipid profile testing should be performed every five years. In addition, every year, people over 65 should get their cholesterol checked.

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diabetic screening

By age 35, the ADA recommends having a diabetic screening. In addition, it advises screening for gestational diabetes between 24 and 26 weeks of Pregnancy.

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colon cancer screening

Colon By age 45, the first colon cancer screening is performed. Colonoscopy, CT colonography, and stool-based tests are all options for screening.

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Pap Smear

A Pap test, commonly known as a Pap smear, is a treatment used to check women for cervical cancer. Women begin screening at age 21.

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blood pressure checks

Around age 20, blood pressure checks should begin. After that, up until age 40, you should check it at least every two years.

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STD screening

All women who are sexually active and under 24 years old should have an STD screening at least once every year.

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HIV test

Every time you have intercourse with someone whose HIV status is unclear, you should get another HIV test.

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Used for breast cancer screening. Talk to your doctor if you're between 35 and 45 and wish to be screened.

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bone mineral density test

By age 65, women should get a bone mineral density test to check for osteoporosis, which weakens bones.

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lung cancer test

Regular smokers between 50 and 80 years should be checked for Lung cancer once a year.

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