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.
Bone mineral density test
When bones lose minerals, they become less dense, weaker, and more prone to breakage (fractures). To check if your bones are doing well, especially if you’re over the age of 65, your doctor may order a bone density scan.
In this test, you’ll lie on the examination table while an x-ray machine captures images of your bones.
Depending on the results, your doctor will advise you on the frequency by which you need to undergo the test.