4 doctors weighed in:

Can you get abnormal pap smear due to pregnancy?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors