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A 32-year-old female asked:

My gyn doc did a pap smear and said i bled during scraping - i could see blood as he spread it on smear plate, he said it won't obscure result. true?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Is True: The Pap Smear examines the types of cells present on a glass slide. The additional blood cells can easily be distinguished from the other cell types on the slide. It is true that your results will not be affected.

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Last updated Aug 18, 2014

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