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can bleeding during a pap smear cause abnormal results

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.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful comment without physical examination and lab tests and imaging, if the latter are needed. Please consult yo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
yes: Scraping the cervix to do a pap can cause bleeding after the exam. A day later there should be no further bleeding.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Stein
50 years experience Urology
Porbably not: ?Uti for preg test see ob.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Bleeding from the trauma of scrapping for pap smear is not uncommon and is not likely to affect the results.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal pap smear: No - abnormal pap smears do not cause miscarriages.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: This is not possible. Good wishes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Bleeding does not affect the appearance of the critical cells. The current liquid methods of making pap smears usually get rid of the blood.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: And severity of abnormality. Mild dysplasia requires yearly repeat paps. Other types of abnormalities may require colposcopic examination, with or wit ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
No: Prolapse is when pelvic organs are dropping or falling from their normal position. Bleeding issues and prolapse are not related.
A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Al ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: but you should ask your gyn just to be sure. Abnormal Pap smears can be caused by vaginal inflammation or infection, but not with IUD's.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal....: Cells can be seen on a pap if inflammation is present. Chlamydia will cause inflammation, so yes, in a sense. There are lots of different kinds of abn ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely yes: Abnormal pap smears are usually the result of cervical cells infected with a virus (human papilloma virus) that alters its machinery so it can produce ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on your age and if there is human papilloma virus present or not.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: There are different types of abnormal pap smears. Some abnormala like lgsil or hgsil are associated with the hpv or the human papilloma virus. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Most abnormal pap smears are caused by the hpv virus. Pregnancy changes the way the cells appear but the pathologist analyzing the pap results are awa ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap: Any infection has the potential to alter your pap.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Orherway: The point of the procedures is to try to protect you from other potential issues. So you can preserve fertility
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Candida casues the nucllei to be slightly enlarged and thedn the pap smear may be misread but it does not cause relayy abnormal pap smears.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
No: Fingering will not cause any cellular changes, normal endometrial cells found at cervix may not be abnormal
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