A 48-year-old member asked:
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does it mean anything if i bleed during my pap smear?

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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 be fragile, and the brush used in the pap can make those cells bleed.
Answered on Mar 22, 2018

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
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no: But it is not uncommon to have some bleeding. There is a graeter chance if you are virginal or nevere had a pap or pelvic exam before.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
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Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections.
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