A 25-year-old female asked:
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if i have my period april 26 and my pap is scheduled for may 5th is that ok? my period is usually 5 days.

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: As long as the woman is not bleeding heavy, a pap smear can usually still be read.
Answered on Apr 24, 2014

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