Health screenings for men ages 18 to 39

Definition

You should visit your health care provider regularly, even if you feel 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 level also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. Simple blood tests can check for these conditions.

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

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING AND HEART DISEASE PREVENTION 

DIABETES SCREENING

DENTAL EXAM

EYE EXAM

IMMUNIZATIONS

Ask your provider about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine if you are ages 19 to 26 and you have:

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SCREENING

PHYSICAL EXAM

During your exam, your provider may ask you about:

TESTICULAR EXAM

SKIN SELF-EXAM

OTHER SCREENING


Review Date: 4/19/2020
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. 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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