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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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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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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Is it safe to get a pap test while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a pap test while pregnant?

Yes: Yes you can get a pap smear while pregnant if you are due for one. After about 12 weeks we don't perform the canal brush part of the pap smear, just the outside spatula swipe. ...Read more

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After a pap smear while pregnant when is it safe to have sex?

After a pap smear while pregnant when is it safe to have sex?

If you are pregnant: Having sex will not make you pregnant again. However, being pregnant will not protect you from getting a sexually transmitted disease. Unless your obstetrician tells you otherwise, it is normally safe (from an injury standpoint) to have sex when pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and got the results from my pap.  It was abnormal and showed signs of HPV.  Can I take red marine algae to help clear it up whil?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and got the results from my pap.  It was abnormal and showed signs of HPV.  Can I take red marine algae to help clear it up whil?

Yes: Research studies and multiple anecdotal references utilizing red marine algae have shown it to be effective as an antiviral and immune system enhancing agent. It has been used and thought to be more effective than standard treatment with acyclovir. To your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My period is late and i spotted twice after a pap smear... Should i take a pregnancy test or is the delay due to the pap smear?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...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