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A 35-year-old female asked:

had a pap smear today, is it normal to have severe cramping after wards? i've never had this pain after a pap before.

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Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Can happen: Sometimes if the cervix is inflamed or infected after a pap smear you may have some cramping. If they did a biopsy inside the cervical os again you may have cramping. If the cramping increases or marked bleeding check with provider

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