Skip to content
Tests, exams needed for yearly exam
avatar
Kelley4321 posted:
I am turning 48 this year and wondering what tests and exams I should expect to have.

Still have normal periods, but having frequent hot flashes. Feeling more sluggish than usual and having a difficult time losing weight. When I called to schedule my exam I was told I wouldn't need a pap smear, the new recommendation is every two years???

I see a gyn for pap each year and an internal medicine specialist for everything else.

Should I ask for my hormone levels to be checked? Thyroid? What else should I anticipate?

Thanks so much,
Kelley
Reply


Helpful Tips

Hysterectomy
I am having heavy bleeding and sever pain with it every month that it affects my daily living when I have it I even had to drop out of ... More
Was this Helpful?
16 of 27 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Expert Blog

Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.