A 24-year-old female asked:
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i have a pap smear scheduled for tomorrow and i just got my period. can i still have it done?

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Dr. Leena Varughese
12 years experience Pathology
No: I don't think so. You should reschedule the appointment.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call the doctor: Most doctor's do not do pap while you re actively bleeding; it's because blood will obscure cervical cells on the smear.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
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