Many women worry about getting a pap smear when they are trying to get pregnant. They are not sure if they should have their normal annual pap smear when they are trying to conceive, or if they should skip it.
It is important to remember that the pap test is not an indicator of fertility, and will give doctors no information in regards to a woman’s fertility. The pap test looks for changes in the cells of the cervix that can indicate pre-cancerous growths.
If a pap smear comes back as normal, that means that all of the cells are normal. If it comes back as abnormal, it is an indication of abnormal cell growth. However, a pap smear has nothing to do with fertility and it’s results are not indicative of a fertility problem or lack thereof.
Getting a pap smear when you are trying to conceive is perfectly safe and many women do it all the time. However, it is a good idea to let your doctor know that you are trying to conceive when you go for your pap smear, because it might make a difference to the person that reads your test results.
Likewise, getting a pap smear when you are pregnant is also perfectly fine and safe, and if you need to have this done you should not be worried. There are new guidelines and recommendations for when women need to have a pap smear done, so make sure to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider so that you will know when you need to have a pap smear done.Can a Pap Smear help me Get Pregnant?, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating