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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends visiting a gynecologist at least once a year for an annual checkup.
This will include:
Screening, evaluation and advice
Immunizations based on age and risk factors
A physical examination, which will include measuring standard vital signs, body mass index, palpating the abdomen and inguinal lymph nodes, and assessing overall health.
A pelvic examination and a breast examination, as appropriate for the patient’s age.
You may have to give a blood or urine sample for a screening test.
Other yearly health assessments can include mammography, colonoscopy, blood pressure monitoring, immunizations, and advice about calcium and folic acid intake.
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