Vaginal Wet Mount Test
If you’re experiencing vaginitis or the inflammation of your vagina and its surrounding tissues (vulva), the doctor may order a vaginal wet mount test to identify the cause of infection or inflammation.
This procedure is quickly over within a few minutes. It can identify vaginal yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis.
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain or unexplained vaginal bleeding, the doctor may order a transvaginal (TVS) ultrasound.
In this procedure, the sonographer inserts an ultrasound probe into the vagina. The probe releases sound waves that produce images of your reproductive organs, including the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
With this test, the doctor can detect or confirm conditions like ectopic pregnancy, uterine fibroids (myoma), endometriosis, and infertility problems. Moreover, it can also help assess your baby’s condition if you’re pregnant.
Did you know that elderly women are more likely to develop thyroid conditions like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism? For this reason, a thyroid test is also one of the common screening tests for women.
Women who are 50 years old and above are advised to undergo a thyroid test, a blood test that determines thyroid-stimulating hormone level every 5 years. This test determines if your thyroids are functioning properly or if it is already underactive or overactive.