Health screenings for women ages 18 to 39

Definition

You should visit your health care provider from time to time, even if you are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:

Information

Even if you feel fine, you should still see your provider for regular checkups. These visits can help you avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. A simple blood test can check for these conditions.

There are specific times when you should see your provider. Below are screening guidelines for women ages 18 to 39.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING

DIABETES SCREENING

DENTAL EXAM

EYE EXAM

IMMUNIZATIONS

Ask your provider about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine if you are between ages 18 to 26 and you have:

PHYSICAL EXAM

During your exam, your provider may ask you about:

BREAST SELF-EXAM AND MAMMOGRAM

PELVIC EXAM AND PAP SMEAR

SKIN SELF-EXAM

OTHER SCREENING


Review Date: 5/12/2018
Reviewed By: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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