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Doctor insights on: Can An Undetected Pregnancy Cause An Abnormal Pap Smear

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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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Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear.

Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear.

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

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Can being pregnant cause an abnormal pap smear? Help please?

Can being pregnant cause an abnormal pap smear? Help please?

Hormonal changes.: During pregnancy the female hormonal levels are different than during a non-pregnant state. Hormones (like estrogen) have an impact on the appearance of the cervical lining (which is sampled in Pap tests). These hormonal changes can make the cervical cells look 'less mature'. This appearance of the cells is different but not 'abnormal' and should not be confused with pre-cancer or malignancy. ...Read more

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What can cause an abnormal pap smear that isn't related to hpv or std?

What can cause an abnormal pap smear that isn't related to hpv or std?

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

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Can birth control affect the results of my pap smear? Could my birth control pills cause an abnormal pap smear result? .

Can birth control affect the results of my pap smear? Could my birth control pills cause an abnormal pap smear result? .

No: Unless your birth control pills predispose you to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis infections - then they could show either of those conditions. If you have abnormal, dysplasia on a pap - that is caused by human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a condom logged in cervix caused an abnormal pap smear?

Pap Testing: Nope. There is absolutely no way this scenario would lead to an abnormal pap result. ...Read more

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Can a STD or STI cause a abnormal Pap smear?

Definitely yes: Abnormal pap smears are usually the result of cervical cells infected with a virus (human papilloma virus) that alters its machinery so it can produce more viruses. ...Read more

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What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

What could causes an abnormal pap smear?

Many causes: Inflammation, precancerous changes usually due to hpv changes, hormonal changes (esp postmenopause), smoking!, and infectoins. ...Read more

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I had two abnormal pap smear, what does that mean and what could be the cause of my test being abnormal?

"Abnormal" pap: The pap smear's "abnormal" status could be everything form a cervical infection from the human papilloma virus (HPV) to actual cervical cancer. Your MD needs to look at the area with a microscope on wheels (Colposcope) and take tissue samples to be certain as to what the cause is or not. ...Read more

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Is an abnormal pap smear result of low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, mild dysplasia present always caused by hpv?

No: HPV is associated with most but not all cases of cervical intraepithelial lesions. That is why Pap smear remains the gold standard for cervical cancer screening. The reverse is also true: not every HPV infection is associated with dysplasia ...Read more

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My mom said that as a result of abnormal Pap smear, she had to get silver nitrate on her cervix. Was this caused by hpv?

You could ask: We would need to see the pap smear to comment on the specifics. Most abnormal pap smears are caused by HPV changes. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal pap smear mean?

Depends: It depends what the pathologist has said as to why it is abnormal. In any case a follow up is needed with your doctor and further pap tests required ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

What does it mean to have an abnormal pap smear?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of abnormality, it may just require retesting sooner than the usual 1-3 years. Hpv testing may be warranted. If abnormality is high grade, it may require colposcopic examination and biopsy. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a abnormal pap smear, now what?

Depends: It depends on the result, I need more information. Followup is ciritical, so be sure to go back for repeat or further testing as advised by your doctor. You can got to the ASCCP website for the most current guidelines on pap screening. ...Read more

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What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

What exactly does having an abnormal pap smear mean?

More vigilance: Depending on the severity of the abnormality it may require as little as continuing annual paps; colposcopic examination, may be a biopsy, and in very severe cases removal of a cone of the cervix. ...Read more

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I have had an abnormal pap smear what does that mean?

I have had an abnormal pap smear what does that mean?

It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a abnormal pap smear, now what?

Depends: Not all abnormal PAPs are the same. You should be given specific instructions by your GYN provider - regarding what the next step in your care should be. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a abnormal pap smear in 2001 and now have hgsil CIN 2?

What to do if I had a abnormal pap smear in 2001 and now have hgsil CIN 2?

Followup with dr!: If your pap showed HGSIL, you need to have a colposcopy done. If you already did and the biopsy shows CIN 2, you will likely need a procedure to remove the surface of the cervix containing the abnromal cells. ...Read more

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Are abnormal pap smear and HPV the same thing?

Almost: Iy is estimated that over 98% of abnormal paps are caused by hpv and over 99% of cervical cancers are caused by hpv. The pap smear is looking at the cervical cells, hpv is the virus that can infect and affect those cells. ...Read more

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How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear?

How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear?

Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything more abnormal such as low grade or high grade dysplasia, then colposcopy is performed. Generally, colposcopy is performed at the most every 6 months depending on the level of dysplasia. ...Read more

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

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

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


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