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Will having sex the night before my pap smear affect the results one way or another?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

absolutely not.
PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis of the presence of papillomavirus infection in your past. A prior infection puts you at increased risk of cervical cancer.

In brief: No

absolutely not.
PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis of the presence of papillomavirus infection in your past. A prior infection puts you at increased risk of cervical cancer.
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Maybe

Use a condom to reduce vaginal fluid, and there could be irritation of the cervix or vagina.
The pap is usually not adversely affected.

In brief: Maybe

Use a condom to reduce vaginal fluid, and there could be irritation of the cervix or vagina.
The pap is usually not adversely affected.
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
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Dr. Anne Wiskind
Gynecology

In brief: NO

Having sex the night before your pap smear should not affect the results.

In brief: NO

Having sex the night before your pap smear should not affect the results.
Dr. Anne Wiskind
Dr. Anne Wiskind
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