A 48-year-old female asked:
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I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

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Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
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