Is a pap smear safe during pregnancy?

Yes. The pap smear takes superficial cells from the outside of the cervix and first part of the canal. Sometimes, for various reasons, the cervical canal may bleed after the test has been done, but this bleeding does not mean that the pregnancy is threatened and does not by any means necessarily mean that there is a problem with your cervix.
Yes. Pap smears are safe in pregnancy and they are recommended at the first prenatal visit if it has been more than a year since your last pap. Sometimes they will cause spotting afterwards because the cervix is more easily irritated during pregnancy. This is common and usually stops within 24 hours.

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Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Don't panic. Pap testing at the first prenatal visit is common. There are precise guidelines about how to manage positive results. The presence of abnormal cervical cells or HPV does not affect the outcome of the pregnancy. A test called a colposcopy may be needed; it is safe to perform during pregnancy. Often mild or minor cell changes can be monitored until after delivery, when they may return to normal. Read more...

Can a pap smear detect a pregnancy?

Detecting Pregnancy. A pelvic exam and the visual part of a pap smear can clue the doctor into asking if you could be pregnant. The pap part of the exam, the scraping of the cervix has no ability to tell if one is pregnant. That is not what the pap smear is for. Read more...
Pap smear. No. Pap smear is a screening exam to detect early stage of cervical cancer. It will not tell if it is pregnant or not. Read more...

Can you get abnormal pap smear due to pregnancy?

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. Read more...
No. Abnormal pap tests are caused by HPV infection (human papilloma virus). A pregnancy will not affect your pap test. Read more...

Have had dysplasia in the past, had cells removed. Waiting for reg pap smear before trying to get pregnant again. Would dysplasia affect pregnancy?

Not at all. If you feel comfortable waiting until a normal pap result is returned before getting pregnant that is fine, but dysplasia should not affect any pregnancy. Women who are found to have dysplasia while pregnant are usually just followed closely and any treatment is delayed until after the six week postpartum visit. Read more...
Maybe. Dysplasia cannot spread to a developing baby or even one that is delivering. But, if there are abnormal paps during pregnancy, this would require more frequent exams / pap smears than usual, and perhaps a colposcopy and / or biopsy to make sure that if dysplasia is present during pregnancy, it does not progress to cancer. Read more...

Had pap smear 2day was 2scared 2ask for a pregnancy test again took one step pregnant test dark blu line in control n faint negatve in result windo preg?

It depends. Pregnancy tests are all different it should say in instructions what is considered positive for this particular test, compare result to the instructions, and if still not sure buy digital test in a pharmacy, can't mess up on that one it will say pregnant or not pregnant. Read more...