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You should visit your health care provider from time to time, even if you are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:
Health maintenance visit - women - ages 18 - 39; Physical exam - women - ages 18 - 39; Yearly exam - women - ages 18 - 39; Checkup - women - ages 18 - 39; Women's health - ages 18 - 39; Preventive care - women - ages 18 - 39
Even if you feel fine, you should still see your health care provider for regular checkups. These visits can help you avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. A simple blood test can check for these conditions.
There are specific times when you should see your provider. Below are screening guidelines for women ages 18 - 39.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Ask your provider about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine if you are between ages 18 - 26 and you have:
During your exam, your provider may ask you about:
BREAST SELF-EXAM AND MAMMOGRAM
PELVIC EXAM AND PAP SMEAR
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