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Can you get a abnormal pap due to IUD being taken out from your body?

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Dr. Lisa Lepine
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Abnormal pap smears are caused by hpv or human papillomavirus.
Hpv is very common and nearly 80% of us will acquire a strain of it in our lifetimes. Fortunately, most peaople will clear hpv without the need for intervention. Close follow-up is required to ensure that the abnormal cells resolve rather than progress. If your pap was abnormal after iud removal, it was likely just coincidental.

In brief: No

Abnormal pap smears are caused by hpv or human papillomavirus.
Hpv is very common and nearly 80% of us will acquire a strain of it in our lifetimes. Fortunately, most peaople will clear hpv without the need for intervention. Close follow-up is required to ensure that the abnormal cells resolve rather than progress. If your pap was abnormal after iud removal, it was likely just coincidental.
Dr. Lisa Lepine
Dr. Lisa Lepine
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Pap smear

Cervical dysplasia is caused by hpv.
Removal of an iud may cause some mild inflammation but not a dysplastic pap smear.

In brief: Pap smear

Cervical dysplasia is caused by hpv.
Removal of an iud may cause some mild inflammation but not a dysplastic pap smear.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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