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Does the pap smear test a day before periods give abnormal results ?

I had a pap smear one day before I started my period. The results came back abnormal. I have never had an abnormal test before. I m going to get another pap smear, but was curious if this could ve been caused by the close proximity to starting my period.
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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There could have been some changes in the mucosa that would bring about abnormal results.You should repeat the pap in the post menstrual period.
Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
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