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ausam
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Hey,

I have a pap tomorrow at 2pm, and i accidentally had a little slip up and had sex tonight at like 11pm. Is that bad? Will it mess up my pap results? Should I cancel my appointment?

Thanks,

Ausam

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Heather
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I'd call into your healthcare provider to be sure (no sense in missing an app't if you don't have to), but generally you don't want to go get a pap when you've had unprotected sex within 24-48 hours. Semen in your vagina can possibly skew the results.

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ausam
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I used a condom so there should not be any semen in my vagina. Does that make a difference?
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Heather
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Yes, it makes a big difference: that's perfectly okay.

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