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During pap smear- my cervix was bleeding- is it a bad sign?

During pap smear- my cervix was bleeding- is it a bad sign?

Your doc should: Have told u that sometimes it can bleed as long as he didnt see a lesion or tumor then the pap hopefully will be normal , it could come back abnormal, and sometimes bleeding can be from an undiagnosed std like chl or gc so the dco can run those 2 tests with the pap to make sure they are neg. ...Read more

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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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Did pap smear yesterday,inflamed & bleeding cervix. Will go back after a week. Is there any medication i can take to stop my cervix from bleeding??

Did pap smear yesterday,inflamed & bleeding cervix. Will go back after a week. Is there any medication i can take to stop my cervix from bleeding??

Treat locally: Once a lesion of the cervix starts bleeding the chance is that it will not stop spontaneously. One could apply laser treatment to stop it or else some form of cauterization. The easiest way however is to have your physician place a clotting substance such as surgicell against the cervix which should cause enough clotting to stop any further bleeding. ...Read more

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Went to my gynecologist she did a pap smear. Do to I have HPV she barely touched my cervix and it started bleeding some.?

Went to my gynecologist she did a pap smear. Do to I have HPV she barely touched my cervix and it started bleeding some.?

Complication?: I know of no specific relationship between pap smear post procedural bleeding and hpv infection. That said, you may want to follow-up sooner with your physician to double check that there is not some sort of complication (some spotting maybe ok but frank hemorrhage may need to be rechecked). ...Read more

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I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irretated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Is this normal? Or sho

I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irretated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Is this normal? Or sho

Not normal: Pap smear not associated with vaginal bleeding. If exam of cervix showed irritation there is always possibility of in-situ lesion of cervix but bx needed for dx. Blleeding if not obvious on cervical exam suggests origin from endometrium. Sonogram of uterus to see lining and possible bx of endometrium to see if that is site of blood. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irritated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Should I be worried?

I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irritated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Should I be worried?

Not uncommon: When the pap smear was done the MD probably noted cervical redness and inflammation with blood vessels visible on the cervical surface. A pap smear involves cervical "scraping" which can in of itself produce bleeding post procedure, let alone when the surface blood vessels are present and easily interrupted. ...Read more

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I have been having irregular bleeding (between periods and after intercourse), painful intercourse, foul watery discharge and cervix bleeds when touched for more than 2 years, haven't had a pap smear in 6 and a half years. Could it be cervical cancer?

I have been having irregular  bleeding (between  periods and after  intercourse), painful intercourse, foul watery discharge and cervix bleeds when touched for more than 2 years, haven't  had a pap smear in 6 and a half years. Could it be cervical cancer?

Yes, must be checked: Women who are sexually active cannot go 6 years between Pap smears and Gyn exams. Nor can they wait 2 years while having foul vaginal discharge. Cancer is a possibility, and the most serious one. A doctor's evaluation is needed this week. That means not waiting until next week. Friends and family members should be able to help, if financial or transportation help is needed. ...Read more

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I have a visible "lesion" on cervix during pap smear, what is leading to this?

I have a visible "lesion" on cervix during pap smear, what is leading to this?

Needs further eval: I assume this means that the doctor doing the pap smear saw a lesion on the cervix during the pelvic exam. Such a lesion could be a cancer, a benign polyp, a wart, a prolapsed fibroid, or another condition. The pap smear may give some clues to the diagnosis, but most often another special exam called a colposcopy with a specific biopsy of the lesion will be needed to make sure it is not cancer. ...Read more

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About 6 months ago I was told during my pap smear that my cervix has started to close. What does that mean?

About 6 months ago I was told during my pap smear that my cervix has started to close.  What does that mean?

Normal: As some women get older their cervix starts to close and this is a normal process. This is called cervical stenosis if it closes more narrow than normal or completely closes. Sometimes the stenosis can be bad enough to impede menstrual flow and can cause increased cramping during menses. ...Read more

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What can cause a visible "lesion" on the cervix during a pap smear?

What can cause a visible "lesion" on the cervix during a pap smear?

Await Path report: If Pap smear was done, a path report will be available in less than a week from your doctor. Long list of possibilities from benign, scar, infection and, of course, cancer. All of these can be managed well in 2014 so be patient while the report is brewing. ...Read more

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My doctor found blood on my cervix during a pap smear?

My doctor found blood on my cervix during a pap smear?

Result of PAP smear: Blood on cervix can be seen in time of period, can be seen because cervix has erosions or ulcers.
Evaluation of your pap smear is very important to rule out cervical intraepithelial lesion, low or high grade. Endometrial cells in women after 40 y. Should be reported for appropriate follow up ( to rule out endometrial hyperplasia or neoplasia). ...Read more

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I had a pap smear done on Thursday (10/8/15) and during the pap I had a lot of bleeding. What could this mean??

I had a pap smear done on Thursday (10/8/15) and during the pap I had a lot of bleeding. What could this mean??

Bleeding: the most common cause is a friable cervix (bleeds easily) and this can be due to pregnancy, infection, trauma from sex and hormonal changes. Other causes include cervicitis (STD), polyps and the most common cause is idiopathic (meaning no specific reason or cause) ...Read more

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During pap smear my dr said my cervix was tender is this cause of miscarriage or chlamydia?

Unsure: Chlamydia would make the cervix sensitive, friable, and possibly painful or tender. A miscarriage is not likely to affect the cervix that way. ...Read more

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At my last pap smear, about 6 months ago. The doctor told me the pap was normal but she stated I should see a specialist because the docotor stated during the exam she could see a tag. What's that? When my husband & i are having sex I have bleeding. What

At my last pap smear, about 6 months ago. The doctor told me the pap was normal but she stated I should see a specialist because the docotor stated during the exam she could see a tag. What's that? When my husband & i are having sex I have bleeding. What

The : The doctor may be referring to a mucosal skin tag or a pedunculated polyp. The best way to address the bleeding during intercourse is to see the specialist as recommended. That provider can determine what it is and provide an appropriate solution. Take care. ...Read more

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Whilst having pap smear gyny said cervix looks little inflammed, bled easily when touched.On day 1 after smear and have lower pelvic cramping.Reason?

Whilst having pap smear gyny said cervix looks little inflammed, bled easily when touched.On day 1 after smear and have lower pelvic cramping.Reason?

Probably unrelated: Your symptoms are probably not related to the PAP or the inflammation of cervix. However, it needs to be determined why the cervix is inflamed as the same process may be active in the pelvis and that could result in cramps. If you symptoms have not gone away, it would be prudent to consult your doctor who examined you. ...Read more

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During pap smear, if dr touches bristols with her bare hands right before inserting to swab the cervix, can that cause abnormal results? Or infection?

During pap smear, if dr touches bristols with her bare hands right before inserting to swab the cervix, can that cause abnormal results? Or infection?

Probably not.: While it's not professional for a doctor to touch the brush with bare hands before doing the test, it won't harm anything. The vagina isn't a sterile place, and the test is looking at cells from your cervix, not for bacteria. Lots of things go into vaginas that aren't sterile. Still, I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to change doctors after that! I hope she had washed her hands first. ...Read more

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I have had 3 bacterial infections in the last year. Normal pap smear but abnormal bleeding and pain during sex. Bleeding never stops. What's the cause?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful comment without physical examination and lab tests and imaging, if the latter are needed. Please consult your doctor to avoid further damage to your organs. Any bleeding should be taken seriously. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to bleed during a first pap smear ?

Are you supposed to bleed during a first pap smear ?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can a pap smear cause irregular bleeding?

Can a pap smear cause irregular bleeding?

yes: Scraping the cervix to do a pap can cause bleeding after the exam. A day later there should be no further bleeding. ...Read more

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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

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What does missing component of cervix mean in pap smear result?

You mean missing end: Endo cervical componenet that means they were no endocervical cells seen i assume that is what u mean, when u do a pap u get cells form the outside of the cx. And up teh endo cx. ...Read more

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At my pap smear the dr said when he touched my cervix it bled easily. What can cause this?

Ask the doctor: Your own doctor can probaly answer this better. Normally a cervix would not bleed unless the procedure was more vigorous than unsually done. But do follow up with your gynecologist and check the pap results with him/her. ...Read more

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Last time i had a pap smear, my nurse commented that my cervix was "way back there." what does that mean?

Last time i had a pap smear, my nurse commented that my cervix was "way back there." what does that mean?

Nothing: Human anatomy varies, including the angle of the uterus and the length of the vagina. If your gynecologist didn't say anything's amiss, forget the episode. ...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


Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more