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Hsil Pap Smear Treatment During Pregnancy
I am 20 weeks pregnant, pap smear came back as hsil. Could pregnancy be the cause and should I consent to biopsies?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about abnormal pap smear during pregnancy? What does this mean? Is it harmful to baby?
Clarify: consider re-asking and telling us what the actual abnormality was. Thanks. ...Read more
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
Have had dysplasia in the past, had cells removed. Waiting for reg pap smear before trying to get pregnant again. Would dysplasia affect pregnancy?
Not at all: If you feel comfortable waiting until a normal pap result is returned before getting pregnant that is fine, but dysplasia should not affect any pregnancy. Women who are found to have dysplasia while pregnant are usually just followed closely and any treatment is delayed until after the six week postpartum visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an abnormal pap smear. Would an undetected pregnancy cause it? I have to have a colposcopy done and I nervous about the result.
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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