Full checkup, including weight and height
You should have a full checkup every year.
Blood pressure test
You should get your blood pressure checked every year. If your blood pressure numbers are high, or if you have other health problems, you may need to get it checked more often.
You should get your cholesterol checked every 5 years. If you have other health problems, you may need to have your cholesterol checked more often.
Bone mineral density (BMD) test
You should have a BMD test by age 65.
Blood glucose test
You should get a blood glucose test every 3 years.
Mammogram (X-ray of breast)
You should have a mammogram every 1–2 years. If you’re over 75, ask your doctor if it’s still necessary.
Clinical breast exam
You should have a clinical breast exam yearly.
The Pap test is not recommended if previous screenings have been normal.
You should get a pelvic exam yearly.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) and infection (STI) tests
You and your partner should get tested for STDs and STIs, including HIV, before entering a sexual relationship with each other. You should also get tested for STDs and STIs if you decide to have sexual intercourse with new or multiple partners.
If you have new or multiple sexual partners, or have a sex partner with an STI, you should get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea yearly. Talk to your doctor to understand what tests are most appropriate for you based on your individual situation.
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Fecal occult blood test
If this is the screening you use, you should get it yearly. If you’re over 75, ask your doctor if it’s still necessary.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy (with fecal occult blood test)
If this is the screening you use, you should get it every 10 years. If you’re over 75, you should get it every 5 years.
If this is the screening you use, you should get it every 10 years. If you’re over 75, ask your doctor if it’s still necessary.
Eye and Ear
Complete eye exam
You should have a complete eye exam every year or 2 to check for glaucoma. If you have diabetes, you should get your eyes checked every year.
You should have your hearing tested every 2 years.
You should have your doctor check your skin as part of a routine full checkup, however, you should also perform monthly self-exams. Be sure to check your skin regularly for signs of skin cancer, and see a dermatologist if you notice any changes.
You should go to the dentist once or twice a year for an exam and cleaning. Ask your dentist about any dental X-rays you may need.
Mental health screening
Talk with your doctor if you have been feeling sad or hopeless, or have lost interest in the things you used to enjoy.