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    I had a miscarriage due to a pap smear.

    The risks are low but does happen. There is no way in hell I would ever let anyone do one again.

    Have a long hard think about what you would do it if it came back with something wrong, would you abort and than have things investigated further or not.

    In my case I would never abort so it is a mute issue.

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    I think you need to take into account when was your last pap smear? Your family history etc. If its been more than 2 years then you need to get it done. Otherwise wait.

    They do a small scraping of the cells around the exterior and opening of the cervical os. If you are concerned about your gp doing it, see an OB.

    Cancer cells can grow very rapidly. I think the small risk involved in doing a pap far outways the worst case scenario.

    But that's just me.

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    I would avoid it. Just for my personal peace of mind =) If you decide to do it. Just make sure its 100% what you want =)

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    Routinely if women are due for a pap smear during pregnancy, it is delayed until 6 weeks post partum. When you think about it, if it is an abnormal result they're not going to perform any invasive procedures to treat it whilst you're pregnant. So, since the management of it won't change until after pregnancy, there's really no need to do it until after pregnancy. You are entitled to decline and tell your doctor that you will have one 6 weeks after birth. Good luck

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    I've had cancer & it's so serious & it can spread so quickly that waiting a couple of months can be the difference between stage 1 & stage 4 and with cancer it's all about early detection. Everybody has to make their own choices & what feels right to them but personally I'd do whatever I could to make sure I was still around to watch my children grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow01 View Post
    Routinely if women are due for a pap smear during pregnancy, it is delayed until 6 weeks post partum. When you think about it, if it is an abnormal result they're not going to perform any invasive procedures to treat it whilst you're pregnant. So, since the management of it won't change until after pregnancy, there's really no need to do it until after pregnancy. You are entitled to decline and tell your doctor that you will have one 6 weeks after birth. Good luck
    This!

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    I was pregnant when diagnosed with cancer & I can tell you that they won't wait to treat you until after you've had the baby. Depending on the cancer some chemo can be used during pregnancy but either way they won't wait. Plus if it's a hormone cancer like breast cancer, pregnancy makes its grow faster cause it feeds off the hormones.

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    I have a history of having abnormal cells in my PAP smear results so I will be making sure I have one before we start TTC again. Though as it turns out I am sue in a couple of months anyway, though I will do it in the next week or 2 so it is done and out of the way. If I was told that they wanted to do it while I am pregnant, I wouldnt be overly keen on it but with my history I cant be too careful with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow01 View Post
    Routinely if women are due for a pap smear during pregnancy, it is delayed until 6 weeks post partum. When you think about it, if it is an abnormal result they're not going to perform any invasive procedures to treat it whilst you're pregnant. So, since the management of it won't change until after pregnancy, there's really no need to do it until after pregnancy. You are entitled to decline and tell your doctor that you will have one 6 weeks after birth. Good luck

    i totally totally agree with this


 

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