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Had a pap smear 4 days ago, is it possible to bleed after sex?

Had a pap smear 4 days ago, is it possible to bleed after sex?

Yes: Bleeding after sex can occur for a variety of reasons from an inflammed friable cervix, to women with uterine bleeding issues and with pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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My sister had pap smear 2 days later her sex drive went over the top what caused that and is it normal?

My sister had pap smear 2 days later her sex drive went over the top what caused that and is it normal?

No connection: Coincidence. Possible if she was worried about stds or other issues, and got a clean bill of gyn health, she felt relieved and wanted to act on it. ...Read more

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How reliable is a pap smear and STD testing only 6 days after having unprotected sex with a new partner?

How reliable is a pap smear and STD testing only 6 days after having unprotected sex with a new partner?

See below: Best time frame for STD testing is based on incubation period for a particular infection and can vary from person to person. Recommendations for "most likely detection": Chlamydia (2 weeks); Gonorrhea (1-2 weeks); Syphilis (6 weeks); Oral or Genital Herpes (6-12 weeks); HIV RNA Test for early detection (3 weeks) and Antibody Test (4-6 weeks); Hepatitis A (3-6 weeks); Hepatitis B/C (6-10 weeks); ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a day after a pap smear, im having yellowish discharge no odor (but also was on my period few days later) why?

I had unprotected sex a day after a pap smear, im having yellowish discharge no odor (but also was on my period few days later) why?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What would be the benefits of a pap smear before you have sex?

What would be the benefits of a pap smear before you have sex?

Pap smear benefits: Geting a regular pap smear (once a year or every 2 years) is recommended for all sexually active women-- it can also show changes due to hpv infection (if present). Timing before intercourse should not effect results. ...Read more

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So im only 16, I've had sex but never gotten a papsmear what am I suppose to do? I've not told my parents either and don't intend sex, papsmear

So im only 16, I've had sex but never gotten a papsmear what am I suppose to do? I've not told my parents either and don't intend sex, papsmear

Although: Although the new recommendations are not to start screening for cervical cancer until age 21 (which is the purpose of a pap smear). You can protect yourself now against the hpv virus (certain types of hpv are known to cause cervical cancer) by getting vaccinated. Call your pediatricain's office and inquire about getting vaccinated, you may not need your parent's consent. Also contact a local family planning clinic for assistance.
Also, since you are sexually active I recommend you get an std check. Always remember to protect yourself with condoms in addition to another form of birth control to protect against pregnancy.
Take good care and be responsible. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex the day before your pap smear?

Is it ok to have sex the day before your pap smear?

Yes: There is no restriction on sexual activity before or after a pap smear, it makes no difference. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have sex after a pap smear?

Yes.: It is fine. You might have a slight amount of bleeding from the brush that is used to obtain the pap smear. But, that is normal and should last only a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex if you have an abnormal pap smear?

Yes: An abn pap can mean many things. With testing, your dr should be able to quickly tell you whether anything further needs to be done, such as a biopsy or colposcopy (looking at the cervix using a magnifying scope). You won't give your partner cancer. However, keep in mind that cervical cancer (one reason for an abn pap) is caused by the hpv virus, which is contagious and can also cause warts. ...Read more

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I'm active in sex, what is the best drink to cleanse my ovary or repr0ductive health, I did n0t try papsmear?

I'm active in sex, what is the best drink to cleanse my ovary or repr0ductive health, I did n0t try papsmear?

Happily, ovaries...: I'm happy to say that ovaries never need cleansing. For good health, avoid drinking sugar. A small amount of fruit juice is ok, but it's better to eat the fruit itself. Drink enough water each day. ...Read more

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Is pap smear is painful for someone who's never had sex?

Should not be painfu: Everybody has a different threshold for pain. Others consider discomfort as pain. Either way, the benefit of having regular cervical cancer screening with pap smears should outweigh any temporary discomfort or pain that the procedure elicits. ...Read more

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I'm 25 never had sex should I get a pap smear I'm terrified?

I'm 25 never had sex should I get a pap smear I'm terrified?

Consider it: It would be wise to speak with your Primary care physician about getting a pap smear despite the lack of intercourse. Please keep in mind that any form of sex may put you at risk for HPV transmission. HPV is a virus that is the primary causal agent for cancer of the uterine cervix. Additionally, a pap smear may be able to pick up changes in the uterine cervix that may be due to smoking. ...Read more

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When can't I have sex after a pap smear?

When can't I have sex after a pap smear?

No restrictions: Pap does not require any such restrictions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex if I bled after a pap smear?

Yes: Slight bleeding after pap smear may be the result of trauma form scrapping. If you continue to have bleeding or have bleeding after sex, do consult your doctor to exclude a cervical lesion. ...Read more

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Should I be bleeding heavy after having sex after a pap smear?

It is uncommon: You may have bleeding after pap smear and then having sex but to have heavy bleeding, it is very uncommon. If it does not stop, I encourage you to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can I have oral sex after my pap smear? What about sex?

Can I have oral sex after my pap smear? What about sex?

Sure: Their are no restrictions at all after having a pap smear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If your hymen was broken during a pap smear, will sex hurt?

Not related: Why did you have a pap smear if you are not sexually active? Break in hymen during pap smear and painful sex are not related to each other. Using a lubricant for sex may lessen discomfort. ...Read more

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Should I still go for my pap smear today if I just had unprotected sex?

Should I still go for my pap smear today if I just had unprotected sex?

Good question: Reschedule. According to HHS "To make a Pap test as accurate as possible, there are several things women are recommended to avoid. For 48 hours before a Pap test, do not:
Have sex
Use tampons
Douche
Use vaginal lubrication
Insert creams, suppositories, or medication into the vagina
Use vaginal sprays or powders". Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you never had sex like nothing at all! Do you still need a pap smear? I'm 20.

If you never had sex like nothing at all! Do you still need a pap smear? I'm 20.

No: The most current recommendations are against screening women younger than 21 years old - regardless of the age of sexual initiation or other risk factors. ...Read more

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I am 19, never had sex, and my mother wants me to go in for a pap smear. Will this hurt?

1st pelvic.: 1st pelvic may hurt some since u do not know what 2 expect and even as it is explained 2 u step by step u may find it hard 2 relax, & that's the key. U will have many in the years 2 come and have 2 have the 1st one some time, now is as good as ever. Dont't b embarrast. If gender is a real concern, look 4 a female. If none near u, still try 2 relax, it would not b the gyn's first. ...Read more

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How long after having pap smear should you have unprotected sex?

Unsure: Having pap has no affect on unprotected sex unsure what you are asking. You can get std with unprotected sex. The pap smear is checking for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I just had my pap smear. It came back normal. However I smell a odor a lot of the time. Almost like a cardboard smell. It is worse after sex.?

Infection?: The pap is strictly a screening test for changes in the cells of the cervix that mey be cancer or pre-cancer. A normal pap merely indicates no evidence of precancerous changes. Your symptoms suggest a possible infection or bacterial imbalance that should be evaluated by examining the vaginal discharge-- see your doctor and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will having sex the night before my pap smear affect the results one way or another?

Will having sex the night before my pap smear affect the results one way or another?

No: Absolutely not. PAP testing is a scraping of the outer mouth of the cervix to test for pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and for Genetic analysis of the presence of papillomavirus infection in your past. A prior infection puts you at increased risk of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for hpv. But tested normal on my pap smear. Can I receive oral sex.

Depends: Most women are able to eliminate the hpv infection, with time. It is not clear what hpv test was done, or if you have active infection. If you are actively infected you can transmit the infection through regular sex as a well as oral sex. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm. ...Read more

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Do you need to undergo a cervical pap smear even if you haven't had sex since you last had one?

Do you need to undergo a cervical pap smear even if you haven't had sex since you last had one?

Maybe: You should ask your doc but likely yes. The suggestion is every several years if you have had normal apps. However, since you may have previously been exposed to hpv then the abnormalities can come up years later. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

Could fingering (finger sex) the day before a pap smear cause false negative results? I.E. Cause it to show normal when actually abnormal

No effect on test: The pap smear takes cell samples from your cervix, which is the bottom part of the uterus. Any debris in the vagina is separate from the inner canal of the cervix.
If you still have concerns, please speak honestly with the gynecologist / primary care doctor performing this exam. He /she will work to answer questions and give you great healthcare. Good luck. ...Read more

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My obgyn told me my papsmear results are showing my cells are slightly low, still ok to have sex this won't cause any more problems by sex?

My obgyn told me my papsmear results are showing my cells are slightly low, still ok to have sex this won't cause any more problems by sex?

Loving's fine: Do make sure to get a follow-up on "low cells" -- this may mean only that your specimen has rather few cells and may need to be repeated. But there's no pap smear finding that tells any woman that she cannot love as seems best to her. ...Read more

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A couple of times white thick vaginal discharge. No odor, no itch. No sex for the last 2 yrs. Last week's pap smear came back normal. What can it be?

A couple of times white thick vaginal discharge. No odor, no itch. No sex for the last 2 yrs. Last week's pap smear came back normal. What can it be?

Sounds like yeast: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Thick white discharge or Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Fem 28, spotting (lasts for 1 day)btw regular periods for last 2months. Papsmear done 6 months bak ws normal excpt fungal infectn. Havin protcted sex only

Fem 28, spotting (lasts for 1 day)btw regular periods for last 2months. Papsmear done 6 months bak ws normal excpt fungal infectn. Havin protcted sex only

Very common: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more