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Can You Get Pregnant After A 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
Maybe: Dysplasia (precancerous changes in the cervix) is most often caused by hpv virus infection. Having sex with a man who carries hpv can cause this. Most women have been exposed to some type of hpv virus if they have ever been sexually active. In young women with mild dysplasia, their immune system usually fights off the hpv infection and their pap smear becomes normal within 2 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It depends: Need to know more about you--how many smears you have had when was the most recent were any abnormal most likely, this can be decided at the time of your postpartum visit (usually at 6 weeks aftyer delivery). ...Read more
Pap Smear: This depends on when your last pap smear was taken, your age, and the results of your last pap smear. Most doctors like to have a current normal pap but nothing is set in stone because the guidelines for paps seem to be a moving target and have been changing. It is best to ask the doctor who is putting the implants in you what he requires. Hope this helps! :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, it is possible as the egg comes out before a period shows up and can be fertilized. ...Read more
Avoid bleeding : Blood from your monthly menses can interfere with your pap results. Therefore, most physicians prefer to perform a pap test when a woman is not bleeding heavily. I would recommend any time during the month but avoiding the first 3-4 days of the start of your period if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Pregnancy is possible and is known to have occurred from sex on any day of the cycle. Having PAP is not a contraceptive. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
Unlikely : Unless pap is grossly abnormal (because of many reasons). ...Read more
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