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If you become pregnant and you’re not up to date with your screening tests, or you’ve previously had an abnormal test result, your GP or midwife may ask you to have a screening test| at your first antenatal appointment.
It’s safe to have a cervical screening test during pregnancy. It may cause a small amount of bleeding afterwards, but this is normal.
If the test result is abnormal, you’ll then be asked to have a colposcopy|. A colposcopy doesn’t cause any harm to the developing baby. If you need to have treatment, it’s usually safe to wait until after the baby is born.
Content last reviewed: 1 October 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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