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Brown Spotting After Pap Smear
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
Smear test last wk hard to find cervix took 25mins now slight brown discharge after sex first time since smear last smear 6mts was normal?
During pregnancy brown stringy discharge and brown stringy clots would these be considered normal? 2 abnormal pap smears LSIL first then ASC-H?
Period started late. After normal brown discharge after period, 1 week later heavy brown discharge like a period. Pregnancy?
Normal: It can be normal to spot a few days before your period. Thick white discharge is also normal at this stage in your menstrual cycle. If the spotting continues or bothers you, consider seeing a doctor. Birth control pills can help with spotting between periods and make your periods lighter as well, best of luck ! ...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: Menstrual flow often changes during the course of the period. Often times is is light in the beginning, then becomes heavier for a few days and then finishes with brown blood or spotting. The brown coloration of the blood most likely indicates that the blood is old blood not fresh bleeding. ...Read more
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
Had ECC done today, no colpo biopsies taken otherwise. Had bright red bleeding during procedure, light pink spotting after. Is this normal?
Why do you spot blood or get brownish spotting after a pelvic exam/pap smear? Only notice on toilet paper after urination.
Maybe just ok...: Give at least one week to pass by and i would not worry as long as getting better and better day by day. If any doubt, see and talk with professionals with a proper urinalysis to clear and address your personal concern. Meanwhile practice healthy lifestyle and avoid any forms of overindulgence and obsession. Best wish... ...Read more
Very common: No worry unless it lasts more than a day or two. ...Read more
I began spotting just before my Pap smear and wore a tampon just before the test. Just read no tampons 24-hrs before- how will this affect results?
After i got a pap smear done i've been bleeding, not spotting, but bleeding. Is that normal?This is the first time it happens. What can the problem be
It happens : When a pap smear is done the top layer of cells are sort of scraped off. For some this can cause some bleeding. Hopefully you were tested for infection at the same time as your pap. Infection can make bleeding more common. This usually stops in a day or two. If not the schedule a follow up visit. ...Read more
I got a pap smear yesterday and some spotting started after, I knew it was normal. But it is still going on today, and though I know that some bleeding can continue for 48 hrs I feel that the amount has increased. Although it is not alot you can see a dif
I am 28 i always ve premenstural spotting but after that i ve normal flow n my days come at right date plz tell me shall i still go for pap smear?
NO: the most accurate PAP should be performed when you are NOT BLEEDING ...Read more
I'm still spotting from having a Pap smear five days ago. The bleeding has been the heaviest today. Is that normal?
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding 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
Hi dr, I have dark spotting, mild cramps and feel run down after getting a Pap smear this morning. Is this normal?
May be: Slight spotting and mild cramps could happen. Your feeling run down is probably coincidental. If you do not feel better in a day or two, you should contact your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have an IUD inserted in may, i stopped spotting last month. I got a pap smear on tues and i haven't stopped heavily bleeding. Is this normal?
I had a pap smear 3 days ago the first day i had spotting but the next 2 i have been having heavy bleeding. I have POS should i be concerned?
Post Pap bleeding: At 34 there are many women who have chronic inflammation of the cervix (entrance to the womb) from where a pap smear is taken. The inflamed area can cause persistent bleeding, but should resolve. If the bleeding continues, go back to the provider who performed the pap smear and have an exam. ...Read more
On oc pills for years. Spotting last month. Dr. Advises pap smear (normal in 2011) & pelvis exam. Necessary? I thought spotting on oc is not a concern
Although: Breakthrough bleeding and spotting can occur while on coc, there are many other reasons someone can spot, i.e. Cervical infection or abnormality. Your doctor wants to make sure nothing else is wrong. I would schedule a visit or give him or her a call for clarification. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 36 years old my last pap smear was 2 months ago and normal . I've been spotting 4 days now after my period.Never happened before ?
I had a Pap smear and bled a couple days after(not my period) and haven't gotten my period this month just light spotting. Can a Pap smear affect this?
I had a colposcopy March 31, had LSIL but a mild case, no evidence of cancer, just repeat a pap smear in one year. Now I'm spotting?
4 days ago I had a pap smear there is still a small amount of bleeding (like heavy spotting) & mild cramps. Do I need to notify my doctor?
Not at this time: Now after a pap smear it is ok to experience light spotting. Also you may also be very close to starting you menstrual cycle, so i would recommend taking some over the counter medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and if your problems continue for over 1 week then contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my pap smear is normal, std test negative, usg is normal, why am i spotting everyday? Its been almost a month.
Any meds?: Such as contraceptive pills, IUDs, implants? Any basic hormonal work up done? Happy to schedule an inbox consult ...Read more
Pap smear showed mild abnormal changes. hpv since 2006. Normal paps from 2006 until now. Only light spotting between period Cancer or hpv symptom?
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