Originally Posted by starr77
missjade11, how long did you go without paps? also what did they do for your hormones and how did you that they were out of wack? thanks for your response!
There is no telling some years without paps. They gave me birth control for the cyst issue. They took a hormone test because I asked for it its not a normal thing they do during papsmears it's simple as blood work and it can tell how your estrogen etc is doing this is how I knew they were out of wack. I request it every year.
Now lesson learned I tell you, I go in for my yearly papsmear and get the mammograms, and hormone test. I take my birth control and I get a transvaginal every few years that isnt part of a yearly papsmear either. Ive requested a transvaginal be done every few 5 yrs to look for cyst fibroids etc. So I do request a transvaginal.
Yearly blood work- insulin, thyroid etc.
Pelvic exam and papsmear (my doc also does a anemia and urine dip test)
hormone and CA125 test
mammograms every year (age 50 usual)
transvaginals (my doc has it for every 5yrs)
Yearly eye exam (I had perfect vision and just recent went in for my yearly and needed glasses prob would of never known if it wasn't for this yearly test)
Colonoscopy every few years I think its 5 or 10 years..checks for polyps.
Dental- (Ill just put this down here too since its on my list)
Dental cleaning every 6mths.
This can really help save your life as a woman! It saved my mother in laws life, they found a mass on her ovary and she survived ovarian cancer due to getting transvaginals and the CA125. She is now in good health! A papsmear will not do everything so do more and be careful! I have adopted her really great prevention routine as listed above and it looks costly but I get it at planned parenthood, and a low cost family clinic and dental center with no problem and very low cost.