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Pap smear instruments

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon for there to be some blood on the spatula and brush used to collect a pap smear or to experience spotting for a day or so after a p... Read More
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pap smear: For anyone, it is common to spot for a day or two after a pap smear of the cervix.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Professional exam: A medical instrument will be used to open the vagina, the cervix will be seen , cotton swab , soft fine brush and cervical "spatula" will be used to g... Read More
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Varies: You will get a pap smear done. Hopefully the doc will explain beforehand what will happen and show you the speculum since its your first exam . If not... Read More
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Easy exam: The doctor will talk to you first. Then the examination will consist of checking your thyroid in your neck, your heart, lungs, brady (by feeling), ab... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
A sampling of your: Cervix shows cells that are not totally normal. There are different levels of abnormal cells, and depending on such findings, your doctor will proceed... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Needs follow-up: There are various grades of abnormalities on pap smear. Generally an abnormal smear means that some of the cells are at risk of becoming cancerous. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Higby
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No: Obviously if a pap smear is done too aggressively, it could cause temporary changes, perhaps a bit of blood, in cervical mucus. However, there is no ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: You may spot for a couple of days especially if the cervix has a lesion like an erosion.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Variable: The cervix may bleed after a pap smear & resolution is variable depending on the tool used to obtain the sample. Bleeding should really be no more tha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Usually HPV: A vaginal infection can sometimes be the cause of an abnormal pap smear. A cervical infection can as well (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The most common ca... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: age, nl pap: According to the american college of ob/gyne, pap smears should begin at age 21, then every 2 yrs ages 21-29. Women 30 and older, if 3 normal yearly p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Pap is not designed to test for mycoplasma. It may be cultured but even that does not have a good yield. Please consult your doctor as you should be t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Shouldn't be. : Having your first pelvic exam is typically an anxiety provoking experience. An exam and Pap smear should not be painful. You do not need a Pap smear b... Read More

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