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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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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

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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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Causes of tearing with sex, causing bleeding?Normal pap smears, no stds or infections.Is it unlikely to be any cancers? Is this common and or serious?

Causes of tearing with sex, causing bleeding?Normal pap smears, no stds or infections.Is it unlikely to be any cancers? Is this common and or serious?

Polyp: Sometimes endometrial polyp can do that or cervical polyp ,I want you to see your obgyn and then get pelvic us and also a exam ...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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Is it normal, i had a bleeding while doing the pap smear?Its my 2nd time pap smear but this time the doctor said i had a little bleeding.Im worried.

Is it normal, i had a bleeding while doing the pap smear?Its my 2nd time pap smear but this time the doctor said i had a little bleeding.Im worried.

Cervicitis: Probable inflammation of cervix and endocervix made the tissues friable. In itself probably has little or no significance. Your pap report will give you all the information you need. Best of luck. ...Read more

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8 months pp, my period this month is a dark brown with some bleeding. I had a pap smear earlier this month and everything was good. Why is that?

Breastfeeding?: If you are breastfeeding than periods can be irregular like this. If you stopped breastfeeding and having normal periods up until now, this can still be normal. Likely due to hormonal changes. Pap smears are screenings for cervical cancer. And bleeding is almost always coming from inside your uterus. Sometimes, but rarely, they are the same. Keep an eye on your bleeding and call md if worried. ...Read more

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Bright red light bleeding one week after Pap smear with mild cramps. Post menepasal had irregular pap two years ago one of two strains of hpv?

Bright red light bleeding one week after Pap smear with mild cramps. Post menepasal  had irregular pap two years ago one of two strains of hpv?

Pap results: Contact your Obgyn and find out the pap smear results. Since you have tested positive for HPV this is important information. Also ask if any abnormalities were found during your examination. If your cramping continues schedule a follow up exam for testing ...Read more

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Is bleeding during a pap smear and tender cervix normal? Hi, I am 19 years old I have only had two sexual partners I have had lower abdominal pain which the doctors think is from my scar tissue. Today i had a pap smear and my gyno said my cervix was swoll

Is bleeding during a pap smear and tender cervix normal? Hi, I am 19 years old I have only had two sexual partners I have had lower abdominal pain which the doctors think is from my scar tissue. Today i had a pap smear and my gyno said my cervix was swoll

First : First of all your concern about cervical cancer is valid, given that your grandmother had cervical cancer. But, at 19 yrs old cervical cancer is not something to be concerned. The incidence is almost none to rare. In fact, as per new guidelines by health care leaders, pap smear should be started when woman is 21 yrs old. However there are other reasons why a pap smear was thought necessary before age 21. The most important thing for woman exam (pelvic exam) at your age is std screening and if woman has any menstrual problems or pelvic pain issues. So, with the above information i provided, bleeding during pap smear if it is unusually more and if the cervix is very tender, i would recommend that you should get std screening. Infections with chlamydia and trichomonas can cause tender cervix, pain with intercourse and also can make it bleed easily. Sometimes, woman might not have typical symptoms of burning and vaginal discharge with chlamydia infection. Just that infection with chlamydia has long term implications on fertility and other complications, it is worth getting checked. My sincere advise is to use protection without failure any time to prevent stds. I do want to provide you with some more information about cervical cancer and how to modify any risk factors to decrease your risk of cervical cancer in the future. One of the risk factors that causes cervical cancer is hpv infection. But more than half of women of your age fight it off and get rid of it. Human papilloma virus is a infection that is transmitted sexually. This puts women at high risk for cervical cancer. There is a vaccine available to prevent the risk of getting high risk hpv from partners. At your age that is very well worth the cost to get the vaccine. It is a series of 3 injections over a period of 6 months. Please talk to your doctor for more information about risk factors for cervical cancer. I hope this is helpful information to you. ...Read more

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I have been on BC for 12 years and had my period normal and like clockwork. I started Zoloft 25mg in September. 2 weeks later ended up in ER due to severe heavy bleeding. They did pap smears, ultrasounds, blood work and everything was normal. I've researc

I have been on BC for 12 years and had my period normal and like clockwork. I started Zoloft 25mg in September. 2 weeks later ended up in ER due to severe heavy bleeding. They did pap smears, ultrasounds, blood work and everything was normal. I've researc

Zoloft (sertraline) can cause it.: SSRI meds such as Zoloft (sertraline) can increase the risk of bleeding slightly, especially, in combination with NSAID or anticoagulant meds. They work by affecting platelet reactivity to prevent clotting in a normal time period. You may want to explore other options for the treatment of anxiety or depression such as psychotherapy or another type of antidepressant. ...Read more

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I been bleeding for two days after my pap smear what's wrong?

I been bleeding for two days after my pap smear what's wrong?

not sure: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding for a few houres or day after pap. If it continues get checked. A simple relook will go along way to reassuring you everything is ok. ...Read more

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Is it normal to do a pap smear and have bleeding why having it done.

Is it normal to do a pap smear and have bleeding why having it done.

Possible: It is possible that after touching the cervix with a spatulum, a brush, broom, or swabs to obtain a pap smear and/or cultures to test for sexually transmitted infections there is some spotting/bleeding. ...Read more

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I just had a pap smear around 3:00 this afternoon and am currently bleeding pretty heavily. Is this okay?

I just had a pap smear around 3:00 this afternoon and am currently bleeding pretty heavily. Is this okay?

Maybe: Some women will bleed after a PAP smear. It is heavier if one is pregnant or has a polyp or is due for a period or has an infection. I need more info to help you. ...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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After pap smear I am bleeding went to my dr again she said everything looks fine and healthy.But now i'm also bleeding w clots. What's the problem?

Prob form the uterus: If that is happening you need blood work and a pelvic ultrasound assuming your pap did not show anything bad, u hormones may be off or you may have an endometrial abnormalty which can be seen on ultrasound, if anything looks not normal your gyn can do an in office hysteroscopy to look inside the uterus like I do in my office and an endometrial bx if nece. ...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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