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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Higby
51 years experience in Medical Oncology
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be serious: Need to be what is description of the abnormal, may need repap at intervals, or magnification viewing with a colposcope, and possible biopsy of the ce ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience in Pathology
PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: You may spot for a couple of days especially if the cervix has a lesion like an erosion.
A 37-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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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

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