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Is it ok to have sex the day before your pap smear?

Is it ok to have sex the day before your pap smear?

Yes: There is no restriction on sexual activity before or after a pap smear, it makes no difference. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

No effect on test: The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix.
If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a day after a pap smear, im having yellowish discharge no odor (but also was on my period few days later) why?

I had unprotected sex a day after a pap smear, im having yellowish discharge no odor (but also was on my period few days later) why?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Had pap smear done yesterday. told I had slight discharge and blood. Im not close to my period, I had sex the day before. Could it be a latex reation?

Had pap smear done yesterday.  told I had slight discharge and blood. Im not close to my period, I had sex the day before. Could it be a latex reation?

Sex + exam= contents: You have two vaginal entries including a pap smear scraping and intercourse which can cause the discharge that you noted. It is NOT a latex reaction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have sex after a pap smear?

Is it possible for me to have sex after a pap smear?

Yes.: It is fine. You might have a slight amount of bleeding from the brush that is used to obtain the pap smear. But, that is normal and should last only a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex if you have an abnormal pap smear?

Yes: An abn pap can mean many things. With testing, your dr should be able to quickly tell you whether anything further needs to be done, such as a biopsy or colposcopy (looking at the cervix using a magnifying scope). You won't give your partner cancer. However, keep in mind that cervical cancer (one reason for an abn pap) is caused by the hpv virus, which is contagious and can also cause warts. ...Read more

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Can i have oral sex after my pap smear? What about sex?

Sure: Their are no restrictions at all after having a pap smear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If your hymen was broken during a pap smear, will sex hurt?

Not related: Why did you have a pap smear if you are not sexually active? Break in hymen during pap smear and painful sex are not related to each other. Using a lubricant for sex may lessen discomfort. ...Read more

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Is pap smear is painful for someone who's never had sex?

Should not be painfu: Everybody has a different threshold for pain. Others consider discomfort as pain. Either way, the benefit of having regular cervical cancer screening with pap smears should outweigh any temporary discomfort or pain that the procedure elicits. ...Read more

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I'm 25 never had sex should I get a pap smear I'm terrified?

I'm 25 never had sex should I get a pap smear I'm terrified?

Consider it: It would be wise to speak with your Primary care physician about getting a pap smear despite the lack of intercourse. Please keep in mind that any form of sex may put you at risk for HPV transmission. HPV is a virus that is the primary causal agent for cancer of the uterine cervix. Additionally, a pap smear may be able to pick up changes in the uterine cervix that may be due to smoking. ...Read more

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When can't I have sex after a pap smear?

When can't I have sex after a pap smear?

No restrictions: Pap does not require any such restrictions. ...Read more

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What would be the benefits of a pap smear before you have sex?

What would be the benefits of a pap smear before you have sex?

Pap smear benefits: Geting a regular pap smear (once a year or every 2 years) is recommended for all sexually active women-- it can also show changes due to hpv infection (if present). Timing before intercourse should not effect results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex if i bled after a pap smear?

Yes: Slight bleeding after pap smear may be the result of trauma form scrapping. If you continue to have bleeding or have bleeding after sex, do consult your doctor to exclude a cervical lesion. ...Read more

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Should i be bleeding heavy after having sex after a pap smear?

It is uncommon: You may have bleeding after pap smear and then having sex but to have heavy bleeding , it is very uncommon . If it does not stop , i encourage you to see your physician. ...Read more

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How long after having pap smear should you have unprotected sex?

unsure: Having pap has no affect on unprotected sex unsure what you are asking. You can get std with unprotected sex. The pap smear is checking for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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If you never had sex like nothing at all! do you still need a pap smear? I'm 20.

If you never had sex like nothing at all! do you still need a pap smear? I'm 20.

No: The most current recommendations are against screening women younger than 21 years old - regardless of the age of sexual initiation or other risk factors. ...Read more

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I just had my pap smear. It came back normal. However I smell a odor a lot of the time..Almost like a cardboard smell. It is worse after sex. ?

Infection?: The pap is strictly a screening test for changes in the cells of the cervix that mey be cancer or pre-cancer. A normal pap merely indicates no evidence of precancerous changes. Your symptoms suggest a possible infection or bacterial imbalance that should be evaluated by examining the vaginal discharge-- see your doctor and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am 19, never had sex, and my mother wants me to go in for a pap smear. Will this hurt?

1st pelvic.: 1st pelvic may hurt some since u do not know what 2 expect and even as it is explained 2 u step by step u may find it hard 2 relax, & that's the key. U will have many in the years 2 come and have 2 have the 1st one some time, now is as good as ever. Dont't b embarrast . If gender is a real concern, look 4 a female. If none near u, still try 2 relax, it would not b the gyn's first. ...Read more

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Had a pap smear 4 days ago, is it possible to bleed after sex?

Yes: Bleeding after sex can occur for a variety of reasons from an inflammed friable cervix, to women with uterine bleeding issues and with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will having sex the night before my pap smear affect the results one way or another?

Will having sex the night before my pap smear affect the results one way or another?

No: absolutely not. PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis of the presence of papillomavirus infection in your past. A prior infection puts you at increased risk of cervical cancer. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more