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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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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Would having a pap smear be painful? I haven't had sexual intercourse in a long time.

Would having a pap smear be painful? I haven't had sexual intercourse in a long time.

No: Having a pap smear should never be painful in a healthy person. Not having sexual intercourse for awhile may make the test uncomfortable for some people but tell your doctor your fears and the exam should be more comfortable. In women with active vaginal infection or other health issues, the exam may be painful for those reasons. Lack of sexual activity is never a reason to not have annual exams. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sexual intercourse the night before a pap smear test?

No: A pap smear is a sample of the cells from the cervix and is used to screen for cervical cancer. It is best not to have intercourse the night before your exam because semen and other fluids may cause an abnormal test result resulting in unnecessary anxiety and further testing. Ideally, paps should be performed mid-cycle and avoid having anything in the vagina for 1-2 days prior to the exam. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old female. I have severely painful sexual intercourse that burns. I've had a pap-smear recently show no infections. what else can it be?

I am 25 year old female. I have severely painful sexual intercourse that burns. I've had a pap-smear recently show no infections. what else can it be?

Vag dilatation: Dyspareunia or painful intercourse might be incomplete dilatation of the vagina causing neurological pressure, infection which has been ruled out here and dryness of vagina. In latter instance surub should be u to minimize friction and if needed vaginal dilatation to minimize severe pressure on penile entry. Emotional problems may also add to symptoms. ...Read more

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I had slightly irregular results to my pap smear. However, i got the HPV vaccine many years ago. Am i contagious when it comes to sexual intercourse?

I had slightly irregular results to my pap smear. However, i got the HPV vaccine many years ago. Am i contagious when it comes to sexual intercourse?

HPV: If the cervical changes were due to hpv this can be communicated to a sexual partner. The vaccine does not provide protection against all strains, but most of those causing cancer are included. No vaccine is 100% effective. Discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can a choc cyst/ endometrioma cause spotting after sexual intercourse?

Can a choc cyst/ endometrioma cause spotting after sexual intercourse?

Usually No: Most endometriomas do not cause spotting with intercourse. The endometrioma is on the ovary and thus not affected by sex. A simple answer but hope it helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is spotting after sexual intercourse normal?

Nope. testing needed: Spotting after sex could be a sign of an std like chlamydia, gonorrhea or hpv, so testing is important. You'll also need a pap smear. Did i see that you're 49 years old? You may need an endometrial evaluation by a gynecologist. While i usually recommend www.Sexualhealth.Com for routine std testing, in your case, getting an exam is mandatory. Hopefully nothing serious, but play it safe. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more