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Doctor insights on: How Common Is An Abnormal Pap Smear During Pregnancy

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Don't panic: Pap testing at the first prenatal visit is common. There are precise guidelines about how to manage positive results. The presence of abnormal cervical cells or HPV does not affect the outcome of the pregnancy. A test called a colposcopy may be needed; it is safe to perform during pregnancy. Often mild or minor cell changes can be monitored until after delivery, when they may return to normal. ...Read more

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Can my low grade abnormal pap smear or birth control be a reason why I spot alittle during sex. how long will be be this way? Std negative also.

Can my low grade abnormal pap smear or birth control be a reason why I spot alittle during sex. how long will be be this way? Std negative also.

Inflammation: Abnormal pap indicates current and recurrent infection/inflammation........which may be responsible. Not knowing your age, thick and torn hymen also can cause bleed. ...Read more

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Is a pap smear safe during pregnancy?

Is a pap smear safe during pregnancy?

Yes: The pap smear takes superficial cells from the outside of the cervix and first part of the canal. Sometimes, for various reasons, the cervical canal may bleed after the test has been done, but this bleeding does not mean that the pregnancy is threatened and does not by any means necessarily mean that there is a problem with your cervix. ...Read more

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At my 6week of pregnancy check up doctor did the usual pap smear and it came back high grade. ..Never had an abnormal one before. Is this normal after birth?

At my 6week of pregnancy check up doctor did the usual pap smear and it came back high grade. ..Never had an abnormal one before. Is this normal after birth?

Not expected: Having an abnormal pap result after giving birth is not normal. Please follow-up with your gyn. It should either be repeated or you might be aked to undergo colposcopy wherein biopsies are obtained from your cervix which will give a more accurate result. ...Read more

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After my pregnancy i got my period every month up until 2 months ago no period. A pap smear revealed i have abnormal cells, does it mean cancer ?

After my pregnancy i got my period every month up until 2 months ago no period. A pap smear revealed i have abnormal cells, does it mean cancer ?

More info needed: An abnormal pap smear can mean many things. One would have to know what the specifics of the pap smear were to help answer your question. Plus, a pap smear is just a screen. If suggestive of precancer, further evaluation is needed. ...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