Screening tests for women's health

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To maintain a good health all women must undergo some Screening tests to prevent the various diseases. By checking themselves with the doctor, the onset of many diseases can be cured well in the initial stages itself thus avoiding to enter the secondary or tertiary levels of the specific diseases.

Below are some guidelines.


Screening tests for Women in their 20s – 40s

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[TD]Breast Examination
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[TD]Once in a year
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[TD]Pelvic Examination
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[TD]Once in 2 years
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[TD]Blood tests
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[TD]Once in 5 years
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[TD]Breast self examination
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[TD]Every month before and after periods
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[TD]Physical examinations
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[TD]Once in 3 years
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[TD]Stool examination
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[TD]Once in 2 years
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[TD]Mammogram
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[TD]Once in a year or two if family history exists
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[TD]Pap Smear
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[TD]Once in 2 years after becoming sexually active
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[TD]Blood pressure
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[TD]Once in a year from the age of 29
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[TD]Cholesterol
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[TD]After 35, once in 3 years
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[TD]ECG
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[TD]Generally at the age of 30 and then whenever necessary
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[TD]Glucose Tolerance test
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[TD]If any symptoms like too much of hunger, thirst, urination, fatigue exists, should be taken even at the age of 20. If Obese, should check once in 2 years.
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[TD]Eye test
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[TD]If persistent headache or any difference in the sight, at any age
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[TD]Thyroid tests
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[TD]If obese or loose weight, severe hair fall, changes in the menstrual cycle
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[TD]PCOD
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[TD]If obese and severe ireregularity in menstrual cycle
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Screening tests for women in their 40s to 65s
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[TD]Mammogram
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[TD]Once in a year for women from 30s with a family history and every year for women after 50s
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[TD]Pap smear
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[TD]Every year even after Menopause or hysterectomy
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[TD]ECG
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[TD]Every year after 45
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[TD]Stool examination
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[TD]Once in 3 years, but every year if family history of colon cancer prevails
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[TD]Bone Mass Density
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[TD]After menopause, whenever necessary if fractures recur often
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[TD]Blood tests
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[TD]Once in 5 years till 45 and once in 2 years if there is no physical ailment
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[TD]Eye tests
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[TD]Once in 5 years upto 45 and every year after that, including Glaucoma tests
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[TD]Thyroid levels including T3,T4,TSH
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[TD]If obese or loose weight and have severe hair fall, feel depressed, loss of memory
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[TD]HbA1c
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[TD]Sugar levels to be monitored once in 3 months in case of diabetic or should check once in 2 years
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[TD]Cholesterol
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[TD]Once in a year after 45
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[TD]DEXA scan
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[TD]After menopause, whenever necessary
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[TD]Hearing test
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[TD]Once in 2 years after 50
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Useful sharing Sis.. :)
 

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hi aunty...
useful information.....
thank u so much......
 

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