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Old 03-03-2002, 06:59 AM   #1
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sex the day before pap test??

Does having sexual intercourse the day before a pap test effect the results?? Or will my doctor be able to tell. My temp spiked today to 98.3 and we have taken a break the last couple of days.

 
Old 03-03-2002, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: sex the day before pap test??

Are you trying to have a baby??? Maybe if you are, you could re-schedule your pap, even if it means waiting?? I read an artical recently that talked about how TERRIBLE many labs are,(due to over-worked techs, NO OFFENSE to anyone, it was the artical!!) and it mentioned that having intercourse even a few days before your pap test could effect the results. (hide a problem mostly) I don't know the facts FOR SURE, But I'd call the Dr, they should be able to tell you. Good Luck!!!

 
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Old 03-03-2002, 03:21 PM   #3
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Re: sex the day before pap test??

It can effect the results in some cases either by masking an unknown problem or even throwing it off and causing a scare. Though not always does it effect it.
I am one of those that doesnt risk it either way and so I dont have sex two days prior to a pap.
Your best bet like it has been said is to talk to you doctor.

 
Old 03-03-2002, 07:20 PM   #4
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Re: sex the day before pap test??

I know from past experience not to have sex before a pap. I made that mistake and they tried to treat me for a yeast infection I didn't have. I asked the doc if sperm could throw the nurse off and he said yes. They checked 2 days later not a trace of yeast infection. I have no idea why that happened. I have never had a yeast infection(I eat a lot of yogurt!) but from what I have been told they are bad. When I didn't have symptoms I questioned my doc and that is why they took another look. I would be wary of having sex before a pap.

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Old 03-03-2002, 07:41 PM   #5
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Re: sex the day before pap test??

Thanks for all your replies. I will take all your advice and refrain from making love until Monday night.lol

 
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