10 Health Exams Women Need

Get tested for HDL, LDL and triglycerides. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Eye Exams; Age: 20, 30, 40, and 50 +
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 22: A volunteer optometrist performs a free eye exam during the Remote Area Medical (RAM) free clinic at the O.co Coliseum on March 22, 2012 in Oakland, California. Thousands of uninsured and underinsured people lined up to receive free medical, dental and vision treatments provided by hundreds of volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses and support staff during the four day Remote Area Medical clinic which runs through Sunday.
Get tested for HDL, LDL and triglycerides. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
High blood pressure could damage your arteries, heart, and other organs so be sure to test regularly because the devices that are on the market are not always accurate.
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Blood Pressure Test; Age: 20, 30, 40, and 50 +
A doctor (R) examines a patient on September 25, 2012 in Godewaersvelde, northern France, during a medical check-up.
High blood pressure could damage your arteries, heart, and other organs so be sure to test regularly because the devices that are on the market are not always accurate. ( Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)
Get tested annually for HIV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea when you become sexually active.(Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
STD Test; Age: 20, 30, 40, and 50 +
SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 6: (CHINA OUT) A worker performs a CD4 HIV test at a lab of Shanghai Xuhui District Central Hospital on December 6, 2006 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai's medical researchers have made breakthrough progress in the development of CD4 test reagent, which can largely lower the expense of CD4 tests. The technique is expected to be popularized in needy regions with poor mecical conditions. CD4 test is a blood test that measures the number of disease-fighting CD4 cells in the human's blood, an indicator of the overall health and how HIV is progressing, according to local media.
Get tested annually for HIV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea when you become sexually active.(Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
Get your first at age 21. Be sure to get checks on your blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function, and liver/kidney function. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Previous Next Complete Physical; Age: In your 20s
POMPANO BEACH, FL - APRIL 20: Emlyn Louis, MD speaks with Julia Herrera as he examines her at the Broward Community & Family Health Center on April 20, 2009 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Mr. Louis's job was saved when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided funds for community health centers. The Broward Community & Family Health Centers received nearly $1.5 million in Recovery Act funds, allowing them to halt layoffs and instead hire 13 additional employees. In total, the funds will provide services for an additional 6,600 underserved South Floridians while saving or creating 15 local jobs
Get your first at age 21. Be sure to get checks on your blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function, and liver/kidney function. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
This test can detect early signs of cervical cancer, when the chance of curing it is very high. Get the Pap test at your yearly gyno exam. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Pap Test; Age: In your 20s
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 16: Comedian Kathy Griffin gets a public pap smear on camera in order to promote women's health awareness at the Palomar Hotel on April 16, 2010 in Westwood, California.
This test can detect early signs of cervical cancer, when the chance of curing it is very high. Get the Pap test at your yearly gyno exam. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
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HPV Test; Age: In your 30s
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter, M.D. (L) gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, is given to prevent a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer. Recently the issue of the vaccination came up during the Republican race for president when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer 'dangerous' and said that it may cause mental retardation, but expert opinion in the medical field contradicts her claim. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also a presidential contender, has taken heat from some within his party for presiding over a vaccination program in his home state.
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Even if you do not have diabetes, you can have pre-diabetes, so get tested so the doctor can intervene before it becomes full-blown diabetes. The risk of diabetes increases significantly with age. (Photo by ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Blood Sugar Test, Age: In your 30s
A patient with diabetes monitors his blood glucose with a glucometer at a public hospital in Managua, on September 22, 2011. Diabetes is now the second cause of death in Nicaragua as junk food, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle spread among the population more and more.
Even if you do not have diabetes, you can have pre-diabetes, so get tested so the doctor can intervene before it becomes full-blown diabetes. The risk of diabetes increases significantly with age. (Photo by ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Start getting physicals annually at 40, and include this test particularly if you smoke or have high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of heart disease. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)
Cholesterol Test; Age: In your 40s
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 13: A mans finger is pricked to test his cholesterol at the City of Newark's free homeless health fair at the Department of Child and Family Well-Being on August 13, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Department of Child and Family Well-Being in partnership with other health organizations gave free medical examinations to the homeless including screening for high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes
Start getting physicals annually at 40, and include this test particularly if you smoke or have high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of heart disease. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)
A mammogram detects more tumors than any ordinary mammogram. Early detection and treatment help prevent the spread of the disease. Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
Mammogram; Age: In your 40s, 50s
SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 18: Helen Darling of the San Antonio Silver Stars receives a screening mammogram at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills on August 18, 2009 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
A mammogram detects more tumors than any ordinary mammogram. Early detection and treatment help prevent the spread of the disease. Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
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