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Information for patients: Screening tests and immunizations guidelines for men

Please Note: These charts are guidelines only. Your health care provider will personalize
the timing of each test and immunization to best meet your health care needs.

Screening Tests Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65+
General Health
Full check-up, including weight and height
Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider
Heart Health
Blood pressure test
Starting at age 21, then once every 1-2 years if normal Every 1-2 Years Every 1-2 Years Every 1-2 Years
Cholesterol test Starting at age 20, then every 5 years Every 5 years Every 5 years Every 5 years
Diabetes
Blood sugar test
  Starting at age 45, then every 3 years Every 3 years Every 3 years
Oral Health
Dental exam
One to two times every year One to two times every year One to two times every year One to two times every year
Prostate Health
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
  Discuss with your health care provider Your health care provider should offer it yearly Your health care provider should offer it yearly
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
(blood test)
  Discuss with your health care provider Your health care provider should offer it yearly Your health care provider should offer it yearly
Reproductive Health
Testicular exam
Monthly self-exam; and part of a general check-up. Monthly self-exam; and part of a general check-up. Monthly self-exam; and part of a general check-up. Monthly self-exam; and part of a general check-up.
Chlamydia test Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) tests If you have more than 1 sexual partner, or a history of STDs, or sexual contact with STDs, or a partner with the same, then discuss with your health care provider. If you have more than 1 sexual partner, or a history of STDs, or sexual contact with STDs, or a partner with the same, then discuss with your health care provider. If you have more than 1 sexual partner, or a history of STDs, or sexual contact with STDs, or a partner with the same, then discuss with your health care provider. If you have more than 1 sexual partner, or a history of STDs, or sexual contact with STDs, or a partner with the same, then discuss with your health care provider.
Colorectal Health
Fecal occult blood test
    Yearly Yearly
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (with Fecal occult blood test is preferred)     Every 5 years Every 5 years
Double Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE)     Every 5-10 years (if not having colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy) Every 5-10 years (if not having colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy)
Colonoscopy     Every 10 years Every 10 years
Rectal exam Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Every 5-10 years with each screening (sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or DCBE) Every 5-10 years with each screening (sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or DCBE)
Eye and Ear Health
Vision exam with eye care provider
Once initially between age 20 and 39 Every 2-4 years Every 2-4 years Every 1-2 years
Hearing test Starting at age 18, then every 10 years Every 10 years Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider
Skin Health
Mole exam
Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care provider every 3 years, starting at age 20 Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care provider every year Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care provider every year Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care provider every year
Mental Health Screening Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider
Immunizations
Influenza vaccine
Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Discuss with your health care provider Recommended yearly
Pneumococcal vaccine       One time only
Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster Vaccine Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years

 
 

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