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A 22-year-old female asked:

Should i still go for my pap smear today if i just had unprotected sex?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Yes: Recent sexual intercourse does not interfere with performance or interpretation of a Pap smear.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Good question: Reschedule. According to HHS "To make a Pap test as accurate as possible, there are several things women are recommended to avoid. For 48 hours before a Pap test, do not: Have sex Use tampons Douche Use vaginal lubrication Insert creams, suppositories, or medication into the vagina Use vaginal sprays or powders". Hope this helps.

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Last updated Jan 26, 2016

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