Recommended Health Screenings for Men

Health Screening Tests

Ages 18-39

Ages 40-49

Ages 50-64

Ages 65 & Older

General

Full checkup, including weight and height

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Heart

Blood Pressure Test

At least every 2 years.

At least every 2 years.

At least every 2 years.

At least every 2 years.

Cholesterol Test

Start at age 20, then discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Diabetes

Blood Glucose Test

Discuss with a health care professional.

Start at age 45, then every 3 years.

Every 3 years.

Every 3 years.

Prostate

Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)

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Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) (blood test)

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Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Reproduction

Testicular Exam

Monthly self-exam; and part of a general checkup.

Monthly self-exam; and part of a general checkup.

Monthly self-exam; and part of a general checkup.

Monthly self-exam; and part of a general checkup.

Chlamydia Test

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Tests

Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.

Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.

Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.

Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.

Colorectal

Fecal Occult Blood Test

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Yearly.

Yearly.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (With Fecal Occult Blood Test)

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Every 5 years (if not having a colonoscopy).

Every 5 years (if not having a colonoscopy).

Double Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE)

- - Every 5-10 years (if not having a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy). Every 5 years (if not having a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy).

Colonoscopy

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Every 10 years.

Every 10 years.

Rectal Exam

Discuss with a health care professional. Discuss with a health care professional. Discuss with a health care professional. Discuss with a health care professional.

Eye and Ear

Complete Eye Exam

If he has eye problems or visual changes.

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 a health care professional.

Discuss with a health care professional.

Skin

Mole Exam

Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care professional every 3 years, starting at age 20.

Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care professional every year.

Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care professional every year.

Monthly mole self-exam; by a health care professional every year.

Oral

Dental Exam

1-2 times every year.

1-2 times every year.

1-2 times every year.

1-2 times every year.

Mental Health

Mental Health Screening

Discuss with a health care professional. Discuss with a health care professional. Discuss with a health care professional. Discuss with a health care professional.