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Can An Undetected Pregnancy Cause An Abnormal Pap Smear
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
Abnormal pap smear: No - abnormal pap smears do not cause miscarriages. ...Read more
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Also they may accompany such lesions and warrant close search. Since HPV causes the precancer lesions and is also sexually transmitted many of the risk factors for one apply to the other. ...Read more
Tell us the report: Nothing else can cause the abnormal PAP but tell us the grade/degree of abnormality. it may be mild changes which are meaningless. check the grade of PAP report/changes ...Read more
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
Generally no.: The pap smear is a test to screen for cervical cancer. Prior abortion (whether in recent days or long ago) is not something that a pap test can diagnose / interpret. The cells of the cervix can change in some ways when a woman is pregnant, but those changes are not specific and would not be able to be tied to prior pregnancy termination. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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