I am turning 48 this year and wondering what tests and exams I should expect to have.
Still have normal periods, but having frequent hot flashes. Feeling more sluggish than usual and having a difficult time losing weight. When I called to schedule my exam I was told I wouldn't need a pap smear, the new recommendation is every two years???
I see a gyn for pap each year and an internal medicine specialist for everything else.
Should I ask for my hormone levels to be checked? Thyroid? What else should I anticipate?
I'm like SweetSusieB and was a Girl Scout so I am prepared.
I usually have a sippy cup full of water and a bottled water in addition to wallet, cell phone, wipes, extra pair of underwear for my kiddo, sunscreen, coupons, pouch with tampons, panty liners, lip gloss, neosporin, bandaids, sewing kit, advil, tissues,,,,