What Tests Do I Need at Age 40?
Maybe you've just turned 40 and are wondering if you need a mammogram. Perhaps you are experiencing perimenopause symptoms and want to see your doctor for tests. Within our busy lives, we can sometimes forget to prioritize our own well-being. If you’ve recently turned 40 or if your birthday is coming up, give yourself the gift of self-care. Get back to your health in 2022 with this checklist from your ObGyn.
This year, we recommend that you:
Have a Pap test.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), anyone with a cervix should have regular cervical cancer screenings between the ages of 21 and 65. By being proactive and having this important routine test, you can catch any potential problems early and prevent delayed diagnosis.
Schedule your mammogram.
If you have never had one, your doctor will begin the conversation about mammograms this year. Regular mammography screenings help you detect early signs of breast cancer. And now, you can schedule your mammogram on the same day as your annual well-woman visit thanks to our convenient in-office 3D mammography suites across the state. Learn more about the benefits of 3D mammography technology and what your practice has to offer.
Discuss your reproductive journey.
Your Women’s Health Connecticut provider will offer compassionate support and help you achieve your family planning goals, whether they include personalized birth control options or a new baby.
Take stock of your mental health.
We know that anxiety and depression can have just as much of an impact on our wellbeing as physical issues, so you can talk to your Women’s Health Connecticut provider about anything that’s bothering you. Our team works collaboratively with a network of dedicated behavioral health specialists who can assist you in getting care and treatments that can help.
Have a cholesterol screening and get your blood pressure checked.
Your women’s Health Connecticut provider can take care of these routine screenings at your well-woman visit.
We hope you celebrate your birthday in good health! Thank you for being our patient, and we can’t wait to see you in person soon. Our team goes the extra mile to make our offices safe and clean for you. Learn about more reasons to schedule your next ObGyn visit.
Call your provider to schedule your next well-woman visit today.