Health Screening Guidelines for Men

These test and screening guidelines are recommendations for healthy male adults free of symptoms and with no risk factors. If you have a medical condition or have risk factors association with a condition or disease, your healthcare provider may recommend an altered schedule of screenings. 

Test Name   Tests For  Age 18-39 Age 40+ 
 Blood Pressure High blood pressure   At least once a year At least once a year 
Cholesterol  High cholesterol  At age 20, start screening every five years  Every five years if previous test was normal 
Colorectal Cancer  Colon or Rectal Cancer    At age 50, start colonoscopy screening every 10 years or
High Sensitivity Stool Occult Blood Testing annually or
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy every five years  
 Diabetes    High blood sugar Begin before age 45 if overweight or other risk factors  At age 45, start screening every three years 
 Sexually Transmitted Disease HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Herpes  Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk and need to be screened  Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk and need to be screened 
 Dental  Oral health   Annually  Annually  
 Eye   Vision Every one to two years as needed  Every one to two years as needed
 Hearing Hearing  Every one to two years as needed Every one to two years as needed


Health Screening Guidelines for Men
Your healthcare provider will personalize the timing of the screening tests you need based on many factors. Ask your healthcare provider if you don’t understand why a certain test is recommended for you. Check with your insurance plan to find out which tests are covered.

 Test Name  Tests For  Frequency
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) and
Prostate Specimen Antigen (PSA) 
Prostate Cancer  Annually for men 50 and over (starting at age 40 for African-Americans)
 Testicular Self-Exam Testicular Cancer  Monthly 
 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Abdominal aortic aneurysms  Men ages 65-75 who have smoked 

Adult Immunization Guidelines
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Adapted: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HealthFinder.gov



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