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Doctor insights on: Pap Smear In Pregnant Women

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What is the purpose of pap smear after finding out pregnant?

Could be....: A pap smear is often performed when a pregnancy is confirmed to check for any dysplastic or malignant changes in the cervix, that might be more easily addressed earlier in the pregnancy than later. Likewise, the pap smear can also show features of specific infections that could be addressed during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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It is advisable to have a pap smear those who plan to get pregnant?

It is advisable to have a pap smear those who plan to get pregnant?

Pap & Pregnancy: According to the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists it is a standard part of the first prenatal doctor's visit along with getting other labs to assess risk. ...Read more

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Would your gyno be able to tell your pregnant when she does a pap smear?

Would your gyno be able to tell your pregnant when she does a pap smear?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy is a diagnosis made by urine or blood tests with or without ultrasound — not by history and physical examination. Your gynecologist could certainly miss an early pregnancy by just examining you and performing pap smear screening. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear detect a pregnancy?

Pap smear: No. Pap smear is a screening exam to detect early stage of cervical cancer. It will not tell if it is pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Docs, could a pap smear tell if you are pregnant?

Docs, could a pap smear tell if you are pregnant?

No.: The findings in a Pap test may suggest a pattern of cells consistent with pregnancy, but this is not confirmation of such. A real biochemical pregnancy test is necessary to rule in / rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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What is a pap smear can it tell if I can get pregnant?

What is a pap smear can it tell if I can get pregnant?

See your doctor: You don't say when in your cycle you are. The first thiong to do is rule out pregnancy with a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in a week and make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after a pap smear while pregnant?

Yes: The cervix is very friable during pregnancy, so a day or two of spotting after a pap smear is commonly found and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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If get a Pap smear would that prevent me to get pregnant?

No it will not: A Pap smear is just a screening test for cervical cancer. It is a sampling of the cells from your cervix. It will, in no way, prevent you from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Can being pregnant cause an abnormal pap smear? Help please?

Hormonal changes.: During pregnancy the female hormonal levels are different from during a non-pregnant state. Hormones (like estrogen) have an impact on the appearance of the cervical lining (which is sampled in Pap tests). These hormonal changes can make the cervical cells look 'less mature'. This appearance of the cells is different but not 'abnormal' and should not be confused with pre-cancer or malignancy. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an abnormal pap smear meanwhile pregnant?

How will I know what does an abnormal pap smear meanwhile pregnant?

See below: Sometimes Folic Acid deficiency causes the pap to be slightly abnormal and misread I would ask my OB gyn about that and see if you should take folate (folic acid) and repeat the pap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot after a pap smear while pregnant? How long am I supposed to spot for?

Yes: Spotting very common as the cervix is congested for a few days 1 – 2 depending on the extent of exam if a biopsy is done may spot longer vs a brushing or scraping ...Read more

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I think I have clymedia and have never had a pap smear and haven't used protection and i never fall pregnant?

Get tested: You can do a urine test for chlamydia. You do not need to bare your bottom.
If your sexual partner tested positive for chlamydia I would empirically treat you anyway. ...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

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