A 17-year-old female asked:
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hi i just got a pap test today and i am bleeding a lot is that normal?

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Dr. Lawrence Schappa
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Typically a Pap test does not produce bleeding unless there was something going on at the time such as a mild case of cervicitis (mild vaginal infection), a possible polyp that was disturbed etc.. Best to call the physician who performed the Pap and report your symptoms especially if you think the bleeding is heavy
Answered on Jun 2, 2015
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Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
VAGINAL BLEEDING : Vaginal bleeding, a small amount after a pap is normal. A large amount needs a full evaluation. Follow up with your doctor for repeat exam/Labs. You may need a work up for clotting disorders and a pelvic ultrasound to check for any source of the bleeding . IF IT WORSENS ACUTELY GO TO THE ER.
Answered on Jun 2, 2015

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