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Is it safe to do a pap smear when trying to conceive?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: hi dr.. isit safe to do pap smear when tcc? im now ovulating.. will the result be different n will it harm if im in early pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Thank you for your query

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

What do you mean by tcc...kindly expand ?

Pap can be done while ovulating , the result will be the same as far as disease is concerned .

Do not do pap in early pregnancy as it might cause abortion and also give wrong answers due to hormonal changs.




Feel free to consult me directly
http://bit.ly/drsombiswas


Regards

Dr. Som Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas (1 minute later)
tcc mean trying to conceive..
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

Yes you can do pap when trying to conceive.

But not during pregnancy .

And ovulation will not affect it as far as finding disease is concerned.


Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas (4 hours later)
dr why we cannot do pap smear during pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

Its not that you cannot do but what is the point


a) Due to the hormone changes in your pregnancy it might show an abnormal report even though everything is normal.

b) Also the pap is done with a stick put inside your vagina. If not done carefully it can lead to abortion due to damage to your cervix .
why you want that risk

Regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas (11 minutes later)
ok dr.. im just worried now coz im doing the pap smear this fri n my ovulation ends tomorrow.. n im trying to conceive.
will it affect the implantation if there is.. sorry im very scared n being careful due to my 2 times miscarriage..the first which is last year may.. n 2nd is this year april n its becoz of my wisdom tooth surgery.. wheen I did the surgery it shows negative next 5 days shows positive..
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
If you are not pregnant it will not affect you.

Detailed Answer:
Dear,

If you are not pregnant but just trying to conceive it will not affect you.

Just tell the person to be gentle.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas (2 minutes later)
Thank you dr..
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are most welcome dear.

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome dear.

regards,

Dr. Som MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it safe to do a pap smear when trying to conceive?

Brief Answer: Thank you for your query Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns. What do you mean by tcc...kindly expand ? Pap can be done while ovulating , the result will be the same as far as disease is concerned . Do not do pap in early pregnancy as it might cause abortion and also give wrong answers due to hormonal changs. Feel free to consult me directly http://bit.ly/drsombiswas Regards Dr. Som Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX