What is a women's health check?
Women are recommended to have a general check-up with their GP every year. Regular visits to your doctor will help you to stay healthy and may pick up any early warning signs of disease or illness. If you have a family history of a particular disease (for example breast cancer) then it is recommended that you get checked more frequently and start at a younger age.
What types of tests or diseases might my doctor check for?
Having a health check from your GP might include:
- Cervical screening test
- STI screening
- Pregnancy check-up
- Checking your heart health - including blood pressure, blood tests and weight
- Breast cancer health checks
- Diabetes test
You may need other regular tests but this depends on your history and your family's medical background.