A 56-year-old member asked:
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are you supposed to bleed during a first pap smear ?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Oct 28, 2013

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can happen: Dome people do experience some bleeding after Pap test.
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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