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A 30-year-old female asked:

can i have uterin cervical culture and papanicolau tests while i have a minor spotting? i have an uterine polyp, of 2.2 - schedule for histeroscopy

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Dr. Laura Greco
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yes: Light bleeding should not affect the results of a pap test or cultures.

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