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Can a pap smear turn out abnormal if I just had miscarriage?

Can a pap smear turn out abnormal if I just had miscarriage?

Possible: A Pap smear is from a sample of cells from the cervix and they can be affected by pregnancy and can be contaminated by cell from the uterus. However abnormal is ABNORMAL therefore should discuss with doctor because other tests may be needed and at minimum repeat PAP ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage 3 weeks before?

Can a pap smear turn out abnormal (atypical epithelial cells, neg hpv) if I just had miscarriage  3 weeks before?

Yes, ....: It is no uncommon to have abnormal PAP as reported without detectable HPV. Hence, follow the further advice from your current doctor since s/he knows more about you than anyone on line. ...Read more

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During pap smear my dr said my cervix was tender is this cause of miscarriage or chlamydia?

Unsure: Chlamydia would make the cervix sensitive, friable, and possibly painful or tender. A miscarriage is not likely to affect the cervix that way. ...Read more

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Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Very very rare: A normal screening PAP should not cause any significant damage to any structures. It is a mild scraping or brushing of the ecto-cervix, outside ,and not the canal or endo, inside structures. A PAP smear is indicated as part of a routine exam for pregnancy. Normally at a pregnancy exam a PAP, cultures of the vagina and cervix are taken. One should refrain from alcohol and tobacco. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will having a miscarriage cause an abnormal pap?

Possibly: There are different types of abnormal pap smears. Some abnormala like lgsil or hgsil are associated with the hpv or the human papilloma virus. Others paps smears are ascus ( atypical ) and may or may not have hpv present. A very recent miscarriage with bleeding or inflammation present may result in an atypical pap at times. If no hpv is present the pap can be repeated. ...Read more

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28yr f. Tubal ligation2009 ligation reversal2012, 2 miscarriages 2013. Abnormal pap jan2014 current bld brown dry blood for 2 months now. Opinions?

28yr f. Tubal ligation2009 ligation reversal2012, 2 miscarriages 2013.  Abnormal pap jan2014 current bld brown dry blood for 2 months now.  Opinions?

Glad you have a Doc!: Not sure who allowed you to try for a tubal reversal. These are very unsuccessful and can be dangerous for life threatening ectopic pregnancies. But, you did it. It surely sounds like you are connected to good health care and they are monitoring your cervical cancer risk. What do you want us to have opinion about? ...Read more

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Passed a sac and took a hCG blood test 3 wks later that was <2. Had abnormal pap also. Could miscarriage cause abnormal pap? Did I miscarry?

Passed a sac and took a hCG blood test 3 wks later that was <2. Had abnormal pap also. Could miscarriage cause abnormal pap? Did I miscarry?

Yes miscarriage: Based on the history you give, then you have had a miscarriage. The miscarriage most likely did not cause an abnormal pap and you should still follow up with your gynecologist to evaluate this abnormal pap. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal pap with HPV two years ago. After a repeat pap, had cryotherapy. I had a pap two months ago that came back normal but the HPV is back. I was pregnant at the time (have miscarried since then.) Could the pregnancy trigger the recurrenc

I had an abnormal pap with HPV two years ago.  After a repeat pap, had cryotherapy.  I had a pap two months ago that came back normal but the HPV is back.  I was pregnant at the time (have miscarried since then.)  Could the pregnancy trigger the recurrenc

Here are some ...: Regardless of treatment, HPV has been known resistant to treatment with potential odd to recur as high as 50%. For more detail, it would be most logical to direct the like question to your treating Doc for timely professional counseling. Online inquiry may not suffice to address your concern in 400-letter space. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis affect trying to conceive and not miscarrying? Can it be detected thru a cultural or pap? How can I cure it w/o medicine?

Can bacterial vaginosis affect trying to conceive and not miscarrying? Can it be detected thru a cultural or pap? How can I cure it w/o medicine?

See below: Bacterial vaginosis can disappear by itself, however, since you are trying to get pregnant if would be prudent to see your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more information in this subject.
http://www.cdc.gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.htm ...Read more

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I had tubal rings placed 8yrs ago, 1yr ago had +preg test, had u/s done sac in uterus, miscarried, normal pap, now having bleeding after sex, preg?

Could be or could: Be due to something else, see your gyn for a blood preg test to start , but if u got preg after a tubal then the tubal needs to be redone or done a different way, I do essure tubals in my offcicewith the pt awake takes 5 minutes, easy and safe and u have to get anxray in 3 months to prove both tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation+blood in urine. Passed sac w/white tissue 4wks later. Took hCG blood test 3wks later was <2. Had abnormal pap. Miscarriage?

Tingling sensation+blood in urine. Passed sac w/white tissue 4wks later. Took hCG blood test 3wks later was <2. Had abnormal pap. Miscarriage?

Possible: You have asked this previously, and there is no way in which to be more specific without having examined the discharged tissue and obtaining a full history and exam. ...Read more

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Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

No effect on test: The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix.
If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pap-smear hurt?

Can a pap-smear hurt?

No it does not hurt: It may be unconfortable for some but is not painful. ...Read more

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Does a pap smear hurt?

Does a pap smear hurt?

No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort. ...Read more

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What can pap smear pick up?

Abnormalities: The pap can detect abnormal cervical cells, the presence of some types of infections and the presence of some std's. ...Read more

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What can pap smear help you?

What can pap smear help you?

No: A pap smear is used to look for precancerous cells of the cervix before they become a problem. Your first pregnancy visit may be a good time to get one if you need it. ...Read more

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How often is pap smear needed?

Depends on patient.: For a woman between the ages of 30 and 65, if a baseline pap test is negative and the patient also has a negative hpv dna result (dual negative findings), then the next pap test can wait for 3 years. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Should a virgin get a pap smear?

Depends on her age: Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that. Exceptions (where it should be obtained before 21) are if the female is HIV positive, or on chronic immunosuppressive therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle, lupus) or after organ transplantation. ...Read more

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What should I do before a pap smear?

See below: Please read the instructions for preparing for pap smear in the website given below. In brief:
do not do the following for 24 hours before the test:
douche (douching should never be done), have intercourse, take a bath (shower is okay), use tampons.
Avoid scheduling your pap smear while you have your period. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003911.htm. ...Read more

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How often should you get a pap smear?

How often should you get a pap smear?

Varies.: Talk with your doctor. The frequency of pap smears will depend on your age and medical history (history of abnormal pap, etc). Screening with a pap smear should begin at age 21. ...Read more

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How often should a Pap smear be done?

How often should a Pap smear be done?

It depends on yr age: Your gynecologist can guide you better. Pap is advised once yearly for a few yours, then if it is normal the interval is lengthened to once every 3 years. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear and why is it done ?

Screening test: A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after pap smear?

NO: Using the appropriate size speculum will prevent pain during and after a pap smear. Pain is not normal. ...Read more

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How frequently should she have a pap smear done?

Depends on age: It depends on age and if you have had abnormal pap tests. At age 35, either a pap test every three years, or a pap with HPV testing every five. Either way, you still need to see your doctor yearly for breast exam, and annual exam. ...Read more

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What is the turn around time for pap smear resultd

2-3 days: The results of over 98% of our pap smears are issued within 3 days of when they have been obtained. This includes the results of hpv testing as well, if appropriate. ...Read more

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What happens during an appointment for a pap smear?

Check for cancer: A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer. First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pap smear?

Pap smear: 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 precancerous abnormalities) are present. ...Read more

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What is an abnormal pap smear?

Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. It is important to follow-up an abnormal pap smear with repeat testing and/or additional tests, such as colposcopy and/or 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