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Can an abnormal pap be a sign of early pregnancy?

Can an abnormal pap be a sign of early pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy does induce changes in the cells of the cervix, seen on pap smear, but typically those changes would not be interpreted as abnormal. The best way to diagnose an early pregnancy is with a pregnancy test. The pap test should be used to assess the presence (or absence) of dysplasia/cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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I was wondering - can an abnormal pap be a sign of early pregnancy?

I was wondering - can an abnormal pap be a sign of early pregnancy?

No: Pap smear is a test to identify cancerous or precancerous cells. Pregnancy should not give an abnormal pap smear result. Certain types of infection may give an abnormal result. Please review your pap smear findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get abnormal pap smear due to pregnancy?

Can you get abnormal pap smear due to pregnancy?

Sometimes...: During pregnancy there can be inflammation which can be interpreted as an abnormality by the pathologist. Sometimes women who carry the hpv virus can express it during pregnancy due to changes in immune response, and an abnormal pap smear can show up. It may resolve after delivery, but may need investigation during pregnancy with colposcopy and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal Pap test. I have recently been trying to get pregnant. Could a pregnancy cause this? Can an abnormal test cause problems conceiving?

I had an abnormal Pap test. I have recently been trying to get pregnant. Could a pregnancy cause this? Can an abnormal test cause problems conceiving?

It depends: If the abnormal pap test was caused by HPV or a cervical cancer, then there is usually a significant inflammatory response in that area. The white blood cells will tend to react and phagocytize(eat like Pac man) any and all foreign bodies at that location making it more difficult for sperm to penetrate the cervical mucous and enter the uterus. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal pap with HPV two years ago. After a repeat pap, had cryotherapy. I had a pap two months ago that came back normal but the HPV is back. I was pregnant at the time (have miscarried since then.) Could the pregnancy trigger the recurrenc

I had an abnormal pap with HPV two years ago.  After a repeat pap, had cryotherapy.  I had a pap two months ago that came back normal but the HPV is back.  I was pregnant at the time (have miscarried since then.)  Could the pregnancy trigger the recurrenc

Here are some ...: Regardless of treatment, HPV has been known resistant to treatment with potential odd to recur as high as 50%. For more detail, it would be most logical to direct the like question to your treating Doc for timely professional counseling. Online inquiry may not suffice to address your concern in 400-letter space. Best wish ... ...Read more

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So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?

So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?

Yes: Typically a pathologist will look at a cell's nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio to determine if cells are abnormal or not. In pregnancy, your cervix will shed basal cells, which can be frequently confused for cells with high N/C ratios. It is normal when pregnant. But in some instances it does require further workup and closer monitoring. ...Read more

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During pregnancy brown stringy discharge and brown stringy clots would these be considered normal? 2 abnormal pap smears LSIL first then ASC-H?

During pregnancy brown stringy discharge and brown stringy clots would these be considered normal? 2 abnormal pap smears LSIL first then ASC-H?

Normal: Increased vaginal discharge and mild off and on spotting are normal during pregnancy. I trust that for the sake of your and your baby's health, you are under the care of a doctor. Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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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