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post #41 of 43

HPV test can help avoid too many Pap Smears

I had one this time by accident BEFORE I KNEW I WAS PREGNANT!!!

I really think that they are dangerous during pregancy...thanks for all the replies!

AND, I found out from my provider that if you get an HPV test, you only have to get pap smears every three years! I am all about that. They didn't think I needed a HPV test because I was not sexually active/monogamous, so in that case you really don't need a pap either.
post #42 of 43
I had one with my last and I just had my annual one this week. Not a big deal IMO. Didn't hurt and wasn't any more uncomfortable than usual. I didn't cramp or bleed afterward either.
post #43 of 43
I don't get them done during pregnancy because I wouldn't do anything with the results. I wouldn't even allow a culposcopy during pregnancy so if the PAP came back 'abnormal' or 'bad' there is no course of action I would feel comfortable with and I would spend the whole pregnancy worrying.

Let me also say that I have had cervical cancer - years ago. I had my last PAP last November and won't be getting another until well after this little one is born since my GYN is not my caregiver during pregnancy and my insurance won't pay for my MW to give me a PAP.

Keri
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