A 34-year-old female asked:
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i had a pap smear done on thursday (10/8/15) and during the pap i had a lot of bleeding. what could this mean??

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding: the most common cause is a friable cervix (bleeds easily) and this can be due to pregnancy, infection, trauma from sex and hormonal changes. Other causes include cervicitis (STD), polyps and the most common cause is idiopathic (meaning no specific reason or cause)
Answered on May 5, 2016

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Stein
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Porbably not: ?Uti for preg test see ob.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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MAY BE NORMAL: Take Ibuprofen instead or aleeve and see if cramps subside. If not please go see your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervix fragile: It is not unusual for a woman to spot or have a little light bleeding when a pap smear is done. This is because some of the cells of the cervix can b ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, pap smears ideally are collected when menstruation is not occuring.

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