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Adult Health G​uidelines for Men

These are general recommendations compiled by the Kelsey Research Foundation. Your care may vary depending on personal risk factors. Please consult your physician for specific medical advice. 

Checkups:  Men 
Ages 18-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-64
Ages 65-74
Ages 75+
Preventive Visit
Every 3 years
Every 2 years
Yearly
Yearly
Yearly
Blood Pressure
Yearly
Yearly
Yearly
Yearly
Yearly
Weight
Every 1-3 years
Every 1-3 years
Every 1-3 years
Yearly
Yearly
Vision, Hearing
Discuss with your physician
Discuss with your physician
Discuss with your physician
Discuss with your physician
Discuss with your physician
Stool sample for blood
 
 
Yearly (not needed if you have had a colonoscopy within the last 10 years)
Yearly (not needed if you have had a colonoscopy within the last 10 years)
Yearly (not needed if you have had a colonoscopy within the last 10 years)
Colon exam
 
Based on family history
Colonoscopy every 10 years, if first exam negative
Colonoscopy every 10 years, if first exam negative
Colonoscopy every 10 years, if first exam negative
Cholesterol Screening
Every 5 years
Every 5 years
Every 5 years
Every 5 years
Every 5 years
Blood sugar screening
Overweight patients younger than 45 with at least one other risk factor for pre-diabetes, such as family history of diabetes
(or are a minority)
Patients who are overweight
Patients who are overweight
Patients who are overweight
Patients who are overweight
Prostate exams/PSA
 
High-risk patients (African-American or with family history of prostate cancer) discuss with physician; offered yearly
Discuss with physician; offered yearly
Discuss with physician; offered yearly
Discuss with physician; offered yearly
 
Testicular Exam
At time of preventive care
At time of preventive care
At time of preventive care
At time of preventive care
Discuss with your physician.
Testicular Self-Exam
There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.
There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.
There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.
There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.
There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.
 
HIV Screening
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that one time screening for HIV infection should be performed routinely for patients aged 13-64 year in a primary care setting unless the patient declines. Repeat screening of persons not likely to be at high risk for HIV should be performed on the basis of clinical judgment.