Health screenings for women in their 30s, 40s, and beyond


Early diagnosis is the best way to either prevent long-term conditions or treat diseases successfully. However, women often forget to go regular checks done, out of a lack of knowledge or time.


Here, based on consultation with doctors, we bring to you a list of health tests that need to be done at different ages.

*It's always advisable to consult with a general physician before you start on your screening journey. Do consult with the doctor immediately, if you already have any disturbing health symptoms.*



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This information has been verified by Dr. Wahida Suresh and Dr. Vinisha Abhale


In the 20s and earlier

Young girls should be vaccinated against HPV (with a doctor's recommendation). If women are sexually active, regular STI screening and contraceptive counseling is also recommended.


For women in their 20s, annual pelvic exams and checkups with a gynaecologist which include a clinical breast exam should be done. Additionally, iron, vitamin B12, and D can be tested. Women ages 21–29 should be screened for cervical cancer with PAP smears and HPV tests every three years (depending on the country you live).

 

In your 30s

Annual check-ups

  • Gynecological and Pelvic exam

  • Blood test to check Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D levels


Complete blood work including

  • Thyroid levels

  • Cholesterol levels

  • Blood sugar

Yearly dental check-ups

Update vaccinations ( if needed)

Breast cancer screening (if available)


Every month

Breast self-exam- same time every month (3-5 days after your period).


Every 2-3 years (or as recommended by the doctor)

Cervical cancer screening: PAP smears and HPV test.

Eye check-up.



 

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In your 40s


Annual check-ups

All tests as done in the 30s

+

  • Complete Breast Examination by a GP/Gynaecologist +

  • Mammograms after 45 (a week before periods)

  • Diabetes screening

  • Coronary screening

  • Blood pressure

  • Check Vitamin D, Serum calcium, Parathyroid, and other hormone tests

  • Bone densitometry for Osteoporosis prevention

(In Europe, check out this at-home Osteporosis test)


In your 50s

Everything in 40s +

Every 2-3 years

Colon cancer screening

Ovarian cancer screening


 

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Above 65

PAP smears can stop at this stage for women with a history of negative results.


Annual check-ups

  • Regular blood work

  • Hearing and Vision tests

  • Cognition test

  • Update vaccinations






 


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Source: Medline Plus, WebMD

https://healthmatters.nyp.org/the-essential-womens-health-checklist/amp/

https://www.hindustantimes.com/fitness/dear-women-are-you-over-40-get-these-seven-medical-tests-done-for-a-healthy-life/story-f5XWOGkV73UrVxWzoH41iP.html


Disclaimer: This is an approximate timeline. The frequency of these tests depends greatly on your family history and your personal health risks. Talk to your doctor to make a plan about what medical tests are important for you.


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