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Adult Health Guidelines 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.

Assessment 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)
Colonoscopy   Based off of 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 a 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
HIV screening One-time screening between age of 13-64; repeated screening should be discussed with physician One-time screening between age of 13-64; repeated screening should be discussed with physician One-time screening between age of 13-64; repeated screening should be discussed with physician
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 At time of preventive care
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.

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