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Will having a miscarriage cause an abnormal pap?

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will a nabothian cyst cause an abnormal pap?

Will a nabothian cyst cause an abnormal pap?

Not likely: Nabothian cysts are usually asymptomatic and benign. For more information consult the following: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002482/. ...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 than 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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Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear .

Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear .

Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Also they may accompany such lesions and warrant close search. Since HPV causes the precancer lesions and is also sexually transmitted many of the risk factors for one apply to the other. ...Read more

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If you have non active genital hsv1 with no outbreaks In a year can it cause an abnormal pap result ?

If you have non active genital hsv1 with no outbreaks In a year can it cause an abnormal pap result ?

The HSV 1 virus: The HSV 1 virus non-active resides in the nerve tract of the body and can be present in a pap result. Best to check with her OG/GYn specialist. ...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


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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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