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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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If you have hpv, will you get an abnormal pap smear right away?

If you have hpv, will you get an abnormal pap smear right away?

HPV is tricky: Hpv can show up on your pap smear quickly or years later. The good news: healthy young women may clear hpv. The bad news: some will progress to cancer. Men have no symptoms and you can even get hpv through a condom. If any of his past girl friends have had a bad pap smear or been to the gyn a lot for unknown reasons, do not have sex with him until you are married. He is not worth the risk. ...Read more

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I have abnormal pap smear 12w pregnant Can i get the hpv vaccine?

Vaccine postpartum: You may be a candidate for the HPV vaccine after completion of your pregnancy. Depending on the abnormality of your pap smear, a follow up repeat pap is usually done at your 6 week postpartum visit. Often times abnormal pap smears during pregnancy will have regular results on follow up. ...Read more

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If i have abnormal pap smear hpv not vesibal genital wart.. and i get baby by normal vaginal delivary dose my baby get infected by hpv?please help

If i have abnormal pap smear hpv not vesibal  genital wart.. and i get baby by normal vaginal delivary dose my baby get infected by hpv?please help

If you have HPV,: the infant can acquire it during delivery. "Congenital HPV" can make a newborn very sick. I don't know how old your baby is, but the symptoms can begin up to 30 days after delivery. Women with obvious lesions are more likely to transmit HSV to the baby, so your baby's risk is lower. It's also lower if you got your first outbreak before pregnancy. Please talk with your pediatrician. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can an abnormal pap smear be due to candida?

See below: Candida casues the nucllei to be slightly enlarged and thedn the pap smear may be misread but it does not cause relayy abnormal pap smears. ...Read more

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My doctor says he needs to do a biopsy due to abnormal pap smear. Will it hurt?

My doctor says he needs to do a biopsy due to abnormal pap smear. Will it hurt?

Briefly.: A pap smear only shows individual cervical cells. In order to know if someone has mild, mod, or severe dysplasia, a biopsy needs to be done to see how far the abnormal cells go below the surface. Cervical biopsies are usually tiny samples (3mm) that are quickly taken from the cervix with a special instrument. Most women state that they feel a "pinch" but the pain lasts for only a few seconds. ...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

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