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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does it mean anything if i bleed during my pap smear?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
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.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What does an inflamed pap smear mean?

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Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Inflammatory cells: Iflamed pap smear most probably means smear reveals a lot of inflammatory cells - predominantly neutrophils. Inflammation may be seen in presence of fungal organisms and trichomanas vaginalis, or just be a sign of chronic or acute cervicitis without any microorganisms. Be well. Thank you for question.
Last updated Mar 22, 2018
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