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How likely is it that I will have a membrane rupture from having a pap smear at 19 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very unlikely

A pap smear is from the external part of your cervix.
Your cervix is probably between 3 and 6 cm in length at this stage. The possibillity or ruptured membranes from a pap is very remote.

In brief: Very unlikely

A pap smear is from the external part of your cervix.
Your cervix is probably between 3 and 6 cm in length at this stage. The possibillity or ruptured membranes from a pap is very remote.
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
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Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Pap smears are a normal part of an initial pregnancy visit. We sometimes do them later, and even sometimes do colposcopies (a much more involved version of a pap smear) in later pregnancy if there is a history of an abnormal pap. Its pretty safe in pregnancy.
Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very unlikely

If a pap smear is done correctly, the tool only touches the very outside part of the cervix.
As long as your cervix is closed, the membranes containing the fetus are protected by the length of the cervix.

In brief: Very unlikely

If a pap smear is done correctly, the tool only touches the very outside part of the cervix.
As long as your cervix is closed, the membranes containing the fetus are protected by the length of the cervix.
Marianne DiNapoli
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