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can an undetected pregnancy cause an abnormal pap smear

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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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.
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Not under any circumstances could this happen.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Hormonal changes.: During pregnancy the female hormonal levels are different than during a non-pregnant state. Hormones (like estrogen) have an impact on the appearance ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: This is not possible. Good wishes.
A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Al ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Tell us the report: Nothing else can cause the abnormal PAP but tell us the grade/degree of abnormality. it may be mild changes which are meaningless. check the grade of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Unless your birth control pills predispose you to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis infections - then they could show either of those conditions ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not at all: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no effect on cervix cells as much as i know.

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