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painful pap smear after menopause

A female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap smear bleeding: After menopause, the decreased estrogen makes the mucosa of the cervical area and the lining of the cervix much more delicate and apt to bleed on cont ... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Low estrogen: What you described is consistent with atrophy of the vaginal lining due to low estrogen. It is expected in a post-menopausal woman. If you have any sy ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Breazeale
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
For : For women in "transition" years (40-60), the obgyn community still recommends a yearly exam. This is an opportunity to evaluate the genital structure ... Read More
Dr. Steven Margolis
33 years experience Family Medicine
Uncertain: I would need to know your age to answer definitively, but if you are on hormone replacement, you absolutely need regular pap smears along with your ma ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unclear: Vaginal estrogen is sometimes prescribed to post menopausal women for atrophy. The use of vaginal Estrogen is unrelated to one’s need to undergo an an ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The Pap intends: To looks at cervical cells, but can also collect endometrial lining cells. I'd not contradict your doctor, and the pace of re-exam is fine. Next ste ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, very likely: Women start getting into Menopause between 45-50 years of age. Due to diminishing estrogen s(female hormones) the periods become irregular and may hav ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unclear: Bacterial vaginosis can cause vaginal discharge but not an inflamed uterus. Hysteroscopy is done to evaluate the endometrial cavity. I would clarify w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Please clarify...: Are you asking about a source of vaginal bleeding, bleeding per rectum, or are you not sure of the site of bleeding? At age 51, you certainly qualify ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Taslimi
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need work up: You had ultrasound and d&c; the uterus should be clear. Bloating and pain is probably unrelated to your gynecology issues.The ovarian cyst however, is ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GYN now: Please do not ignore these symptoms- call GYN now and get a transvaginal ultrasound.
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