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Post menopause. Bleeding after pap smear. Normal or not?

Post menopause.  Bleeding after pap smear.  Normal or not?

Pap smear bleeding: After menopause, the decreased estrogen makes the mucosa of the cervical area and the lining of the cervix much more delicate and apt to bleed on contact. Pap smears are sometimes the cause of this kind of bleeding. It should stop within a day or so. If it continues, see your provider. ...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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Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Normal: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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Can I have normal pap smear after leep procedure?

Can I have normal pap smear after leep procedure?

Yes, very likely: You should not be surprised as it is expected to be normal unless the leep did not remove the previous abnormality completely. ...Read more

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Is cramping normal2 days after a pap smear?

Cramping: It is not uncommon to have some cramps for a few days in this situation. ...Read more

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Minor bleeding and discharge after pap smear, is this normal?

Minor bleeding and discharge after pap smear, is this normal?

yes: When doing a pap you scape the cervix which might cause bleeding after the pap. I alway tell people they might have a little spotting a fter the pap, especially when nothing looks abnormal. ...Read more

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Bleeding and spotting after sexual intercourse? Do I need a pap smear?

Bleeding and spotting after sexual intercourse? Do I need a pap smear?

See your doctor: Such bleeding is not normal and you should consult your doctor. Pap may be one of the tests, but you may need additional investigation. ...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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Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Normal pap smear postivie hpv...Do i need coloscopy?

Colposcopy Saves you: Yes. Of course. The ability to stop and prevent cervical cancer is a major advancement in female health. Catching the changes that hpv can cause that lead to cancer is a miracle. Do not miss out on the miracle. Get your cervix examined and lick this potential health problem early. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after a pap smear while pregnant?

Yes: The cervix is very friable during pregnancy, so a day or two of spotting after a pap smear is commonly found and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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Bleeding after pap smear went to the bathroom to urinate after wiping saw some light bleeding

Bleeding after pap smear went to the bathroom to urinate after wiping saw some light bleeding

Not uncommon: This is fairly common. We as gynecologists try to be extra careful but inevitably there may be some trauma to the vagina during an exam. In addition, a pap test can actually elicit a small amount of bleeding from the cervix itself. Do not be alarmed if there is some spotting or even light bleeding. It should stop after a few days. If you experience heavy bleeding, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Brown discharge after pap smear. What does this indicate?

Brown discharge after pap smear. What does this indicate?

Light bleeding: The trauma of pap smear may have caused some bleeding. If the discharge does not disappear in a couple of day, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Ascus pap negative HPV 16 months ago pap 10 months ago norml colpo normal have discharge & periodic spotting swabs normal what can be I do have dermatitis?

Ascus pap negative HPV 16 months ago pap 10 months ago norml colpo normal have discharge & periodic spotting swabs normal what can be I do have dermatitis?

Follow up: Since you have persistent symptoms that are concerning to you, please follow up with your clinician and explain your concerns. The appropriate diagnostic work-up and tests, if any further tests and/or work-up are needed, can be decided at that juncture. ...Read more

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I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

I bleed during the procedure of paps smear?

Ok: Could be normal but could also be due to infection. Ask your doc about the pap results which can check for infections. ...Read more

Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more


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