Best time for scheduling medical tests
Get the mammogram during the period or the first week after, when the breast tissue is less dense, making it easier to see irregularities. Remember not to wear deodorant or talcum powder on the day of the mammogram and to inform your doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility of being pregnant.
Have colonoscopy first thing in the morning, when it is easiest to tolerate a day-long fasting required prior to the test.
Schedule a teeth cleaning for the first 2 weeks after your period, as the teeth and gums become more sensitive to pain before menstruation.
Have a surgery first thing in the morning, when the surgeons are most alert. Besides, due to anesthesia, most surgeries require fasting prior to, so it’s easier not to eat overnight.
Have this blood test done first thing in the morning, as it requires 12-14 hour fasting. Don not eat of drink anything except water. Stay away from alcohol for 48 hours prior to the test.
Schedule for just after the period is finished, when the endometrial lining becomes thin, making it easiest for the ultrasound technician to view any irregularities.
FSH blood test
Follicle Stimulating Hormone blood test, also known as Day 3 FSH test, is to be done on day 3, 4 or 5 of the menstrual cycle.
Do not compromise the timing the tests ordered by your doctor, because when you get these procedures done may affect the accuracy of results.