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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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
Can you tell me about abnormal pap smear during pregnancy? What does this mean? Is it harmful to baby?
Clarify: consider re-asking and telling us what the actual abnormality was. Thanks. ...Read more
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
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
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
During pregnancy brown stringy discharge and brown stringy clots would these be considered normal? 2 abnormal pap smears LSIL first then ASC-H?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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