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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
False negative Pap ?: Intercourse with or without a condom will not cause a "false negative" pap smear. If the pap smear shows normal cells, there is no cause for present ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You'll be fine: It's easy to distinguish injury from instrumentation (including your enjoying your body) from the precancers that pap smears pick up. Don't worry. Enj ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait until after...: Its recommended that you abstain for 2 days prior to your pap-smear. Best wishes!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: The appearance of cervical cells under the microscope is not affected by the presence of semen from the day before. No need to tell the doctor (he wil ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Please read the instructions for preparing for pap smear in the website given below. In brief: do not do the following for 24 hours before the test: d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: This won't happen. Good luck with your test.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: It would have helped to know the actual report, however, you need to follow your doctor's advice about repeat PAP tests. The abortion, 5 weeks earlier ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Oh, yes: Hpv is common. In several studies of college-age women, 20% were hpv positive at the beginning of the study and another 40% became positive in the nex ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tampon before Pap: Unless you installed the tampon very far up the vagina, it will not cause any problem or change the results of your pap smear. The cells which may be ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: This should not interfere with the pap smear.Test.

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