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blood on cervix during pap smear

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Result of PAP smear: Blood on cervix can be seen in time of period, can be seen because cervix has erosions or ulcers. Evaluation of your pap smear is very important to ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: It's actually very common during a Pap smear for some blood to be found on the swabs. Your cervix and it's respective canal, has very sensitive tissu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical pap smear: The cervical pap smear has evolved its' technology to determine the presence of HPV and is accurate as testing goes. There is always a percentage of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
HPV: The human papilloma virus is the cause of the vast majority of pap abnormalities.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: You should not have blood clots after a pap. Call and get rechecked.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Pap smear may pick up endometrial cancer, but it will miss more than it will pick up. Pap is far more useful for detecting cancer of the uterine cervi ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Further evaluation: consider further evaluation, possibly a LEEP procedure. At a minimum, repeat pap in 6 -12 months with HPV testing.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your doc should: Have told u that sometimes it can bleed as long as he didnt see a lesion or tumor then the pap hopefully will be normal , it could come back abnormal, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can be normal: The cervix is normally white. What brought this up?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
55 years experience Pathology
Extent of PID: You can have possibly some purulent discharge coming out of your cervical canal suggestive of pid which can be seen during speculum exam while obtaini ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. H ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for p ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For goo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
yes: When doing a pap you scape the cervix which might cause bleeding after the pap. I alway tell people they might have a little spotting a fter the pap, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, pap smears ideally are collected when menstruation is not occuring.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Generally it is considered abnormal when that happens - it should be investigated.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Pap smear: The pap smear itself will not stop your periods. It is more likely that menopause will.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
trichomonas vaginali: Trichomonas vaginalis, fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp., herpes simplex virus.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No reason not: Sure you can. If you are bleeding heavily enough, you might call the office to see if they want you to reschedule the pap - but bleeding that heavy is ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal Pap: Management algorithms for abnormal paps depend upon your age, high risk hpv being positive or negative, and the reading of the pap (ascus, hsil, lsil, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Abn pap in pregnancy: It is necessary to call your doctor about an appointment concerning your pap smear and if any treatment is necessary.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
You : You need to discuss the results of your pap smear with your doctor again so you better understand what was found. Sometimes a test is done with the p ... Read More
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