A 39-year-old member asked:
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can bleeding during a pap smear cause abnormal results?

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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, pap smears ideally are collected when menstruation is not occuring.
Answered on Jun 26, 2019

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