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pap and internal examas while pregnant ?

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i am 9 weeks pregnant, how many blood test are absolutely necessary? can i refuse pap smears and internal exams?

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replied April 22nd, 2010
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A11435
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

The pap smears and internal examinations should only be done if utmost necessary during the pregnancy, otherwise they should be avoided as far as possible.

By doing the internal examination, there’s always a risk of transmitting any infection. Hence, you should refuse these examinations. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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