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Your Pre-Checkup Checklist

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Take a Few Minutes to Reflect.
What has happened since your last visit? Have you changed jobs or schools, or been in or out of relationships? Have you switched up your eating habits or lost or gained a bunch of weight?

 

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Take Specific Stock of Yourself.
Stand in front of a mirror and work your way up, starting with your feet. For each body part, ask yourself, "Does everything feel OK here?" Then scan your mood: Have you been more down than up lately? More stressed than not?

 

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Jot Down Any Red Flags.
Bring a written list and keep your comments specific-"I've had a headache every day for three weeks" instead of "My head's been hurting"-and read them verbatim.

 

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Prepare to Dive Right In.
Many women only break out their questions at the end of the appointment. Whip out your list right away, before you get sidetracked-and so you don't run out of time.

 

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Bring a Buddy.
If you tend to get flustered or are anxious about a big appointment (say, a cancer screening), a friend can help take notes and ask follow-up questions. She can also make sure you stay honest about your health habits.

 

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