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A 38-year-old member asked:

Docs, could a pap smear tell if you are pregnant?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 31 years experience
No.: The findings in a Pap test may suggest a pattern of cells consistent with pregnancy, but this is not confirmation of such. A real biochemical pregnancy test is necessary to rule in / rule out pregnancy.
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Can you get pregnant after a pap smear?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sure: Having had a recent pap smear will not prevent conception.
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