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abnormal pap smear after pregnancy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes...: During pregnancy there can be inflammation which can be interpreted as an abnormality by the pathologist. Sometimes women who carry the hpv virus can ... Read More
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Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
No: Abnormal pap tests are caused by HPV infection (human papilloma virus). A pregnancy will not affect your pap test.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clarify: consider re-asking and telling us what the actual abnormality was. Thanks.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Abnormal pap: Abnormal paps are caused by inflammation, viruses or aging not pregnancy. You should have a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the abnormal pap and ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be serious: Need to be what is description of the abnormal, may need repap at intervals, or magnification viewing with a colposcope, and possible biopsy of the ce ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of abnormality, it may just require retesting sooner than the usual 1-3 years. Hpv testing may be warranted. If abnormality ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on the result, I need more information. Followup is ciritical, so be sure to go back for repeat or further testing as advised by your doct ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More vigilance: Depending on the severity of the abnormality it may require as little as continuing annual paps; colposcopic examination, may be a biopsy, and in very ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal resul ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Depends: not all abnormal PAPs are the same. You should be given specific instructions by your GYN provider - regarding what the next step in your care should ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Followup with dr!: If your pap showed HGSIL, you need to have a colposcopy done. If you already did and the biopsy shows CIN 2, you will likely need a procedure to remo ... Read More

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