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Women 65 and older

Women 65 and older

Yearly Exams:

  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic exam
  • Physical exam
  • Rectovaginal exam
  • Mammography
  • Urinalysis
  • Cholesterol test
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Fasting glucose testing (every three years)
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Bone density scan

 For High-Risk Groups:

  • Hemoglobin level assessment
  • Colonoscopy
  • Lipid profile assessment
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone test
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing

 * The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that the following groups of women also have yearly bone density scans:

All post-menopausal women who have had a fracture, and have an estrogen-deficiency or low body weight, low calcium intake, and other risk factors.