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Can an abnormal pap be a sign of early pregnancy?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Molar pregnancy

A pap smear is looking do precancerous or cancerous changes in the cervix.
It has nothing to do with a pregnancy.

In brief: Molar pregnancy

A pap smear is looking do precancerous or cancerous changes in the cervix.
It has nothing to do with a pregnancy.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology

In brief: No

Pregnancy does induce changes in the cells of the cervix, seen on pap smear, but typically those changes would not be interpreted as abnormal.
The best way to diagnose an early pregnancy is with a pregnancy test. The pap test should be used to assess the presence (or absence) of dysplasia/cancer of the cervix.

In brief: No

Pregnancy does induce changes in the cells of the cervix, seen on pap smear, but typically those changes would not be interpreted as abnormal.
The best way to diagnose an early pregnancy is with a pregnancy test. The pap test should be used to assess the presence (or absence) of dysplasia/cancer of the cervix.
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Although inflammation can cause an abnormal pap smear, by far, the most common cause of an abnormal pap smear is a sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus (hpv).
..Not pregnancy.

In brief: No

Although inflammation can cause an abnormal pap smear, by far, the most common cause of an abnormal pap smear is a sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus (hpv).
..Not pregnancy.
Dr. Michael Flax
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