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Brown Discharge After Pap Smear
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
I had a pap smear today and now I have very small dots of brown discharge. Could it have damaged something?
I had a pap smear this past Tuesday. Didn't have brown discharge until Thursday, and here it is Friday, same thing. Should I be worried?
Bleeding from Pap: Smear can be delayed for up to 1 week after the procedure. This is due to the scabbing that occurs right after the cervix experienced trauma from scraping, then once the cervical mucus returns and normal hormonal cycle increases its size again, the scabbing may loosen and cause some minor clots. Just monitor it and make sure the brownish color discharge goes away in a week. ...Read more
I had a pap smear this past Friday. I've started to have a small amount of brown discharge starting Sunday and leading into Monday. Is this normal?
Yes this could be: A normal result of a procedure that harvested part of your cervix, as a Pap smear is designed to do. If this continues or worsens, then you should call the healthcare professional that performed the procedure to inquire about a followup consult for this problem. It should go away by itself in 1-2 days. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your age group are associated with ovulatory abnormalities and infections. The specific cause can usually be identified with a thorough history and physical examination including testing for specific infections. You need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more
I have brown discharge with no other symptoms, I went to my doctor and got a pap smear. Everything looks fine insidebut it's going on for two weeks
How old are you?: It depends on how old you are. If you are over 40 then it would be good to have an EMB done to rule out cancer which is low in chance but important to rule out. If you are younger than it can be normal as long as you don't have a polyp in the cervix which your doctor would have looked for. ...Read more
Discharge after pap: It's can be normal to have either brownish or blood discharge after a "good" pap(depends on which end of the pap your on)When delicate tissues are scraped there can be bleeding. Please call your doctor for your results.many offices are so busy they can let results fall through the crack. I would just want you to make sure your pap was normal. ...Read more
I have been having dark brownish, black vaginal discharge for over a month. I recently had a normal Pap smear. Could something still be wrong?
A normal PAP smear does not address issues inside the uterus. Did you have a normal period? 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What might be the other problem if you are experiencing mild bleeding and dark brown odorless discharges, urinalysis is negative, pap smear negative?
Anovulatory: You may be having anovulatory, meaning "no egg", cycles. This causes some dark spotting instead of a regular period. This can start happening as you get closer to menopause. If it continues, your doctor might want to get an ultrasound of your uterus or possibly a biopsy. Don't worry, just keep track of when it happens and follow-up with your doctor. (and always carry pads or tampons!). ...Read more
I am a 53-year-old woman I have not had a period for 15 months I have brown discharge, my last pap smear which was a little over a year ago was fine.?
Cervix small part red dr said its nothing to worry cause my pap smear was good but I am having brownish discharge after period, the past 2 periods?
Spotting: Irregular spotting is 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
Inflamed vagina in pap smear results, milky discharge for 5-10yrs, bleeding after intercourse 5yrs hurts so bad, bleed dark brown at end of period 6yrs,?
Need to be examined: There are so many things this can be from minor conditions to serious ones. You really need to be examined. If you do not get answers... Find a different doctor. ...Read more
Pink discharge first then brown stringy discharge and now light blood spotting (not an infection or STD pap smear\blood work was good) am i pregnant?
A pregnancy test: Would help. There are other causes for various types of vaginal discharges. ...Read more
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
What other tests?: Besides a Pap Smear did you have any other tests? The Pap is a screening test for cervical cancer and it is not intended to test other issues that you might be having. If symptoms started after you had your last GYN exam and no other labs besides the Pap go back to your GYN provider for evaluation. I would also suggest to have a pregnancy test if sexually active, ...Read more
I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but I might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?
Call your doc: You may need cultures to r/o infection, even with a discharge u can do a thin prep or sure path pap. ...Read more
I had a pap smear 4 days ago. I've had some thick odorless discharge since then. Should I be worried??
Ask for results : Ask your doctor if there was any evidence of infection, stds, abnormal discharge or cause for concern. He or she will remember since they just saw you ...Read more
Having vaginal discharge no odor or pain been going for almost 2 two years just had a pap smear everything came back negative. ... What could this be?
Healthy women have vaginal secretions that may appear as discharge. Consult this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/video/corio-vaginal-discharge. ...Read more
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
I had a Pap smear done today and she said I had a white discharge she didn't know what it was without testing it I just recently ended my menstrual?
Infection search: Your MD is looking for a vaginal infection. ...Read more
I just had an abortion on February 12th. I have a discharge with a foul odor. Is it safe for me to get a Pap smear right away or do I have to wait up?
Infection: If you have a foul odor then you need to be checked to see if you have an infection. It is safe to have a PAP smear, but that is not the test you need. You will need to have a pelvic exam to check to see if there is an infection and how to treat it. A PAP smear is a special test used to check for precancerous lesions, PAP smears can be falsely positive shortly after delivery or abortion. ...Read more
Been dealing with white discharge for the past month, finally going to get a pap smear tomorrow. I used monistat1 yesterday during the day, is that ok?
Pap smear/infection: Since you have already used Monistat, don't use anything else until the pap smear appointment. The pap smear cells are easier to read by the Pathologist if there are not any other substances in the vagina to interfere. Moreover, your MD can take a sample of the discharge to determine if the infection is still there and needs further Rx or gone. ...Read more
I went to the gynecologist two days ago for a pap smear and I still have bloody discharge. Is this normal?
Yes, but...: The pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. During a pap smear, your doctor takes a sampling of cells from the cervix, which may cause trauma and bleeding from the cervix. Mild bleeding or spotting can last for two days after. If the bleeding persists for any longer, or if the bleeding is very heavy, you should call your doctor. ...Read more
I've been having a watery vaginal blood tinge discharge for the past few days. I had a normal pap smear 7 months ago.?
Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. 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
I have a discharged like a white cheese and a liquid coming out with a not good smell. But i just had my pap smear last june. What shoul I do? Bit scared
Whitish vaginal discharge once in a while especially after going to the bathroom number 2. Got pap smear the results came back normal. What can it be?
Yeast or BV:
The discharge you are describing is a common symptom of either yeast infection (candida) or bacterial vaginosis. Both are very common and treatable.
This could also be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (esp if you have had sex without a condom), your provider may or may not have tested for these with the pap. Follow up with the provider who did the pap for definitive diagnosis/treatment ...Read more