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Can bleeding during a pap make the results to be abnormal?

Can bleeding during a pap make the results to be abnormal?

No: Bleeding does not affect the appearance of the critical cells. The current liquid methods of making pap smears usually get rid of the blood. ...Read more

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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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I experienced bleeding (twice) during sex. And my pap test recently came back as abnormal. Could this be a result of a cyst?

No: The cysts do not cause any such problems. Where is your cyst located anyway? Ask your doctor to help you with your questions about abnormal pap test. ...Read more

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Ive had my period for over two weeks whilst on the pill fairly heavy bleeding cramping could this be purley due to stress as I take my pill on time my last pap test came back irregular results and due for yearly pap test in june please help worried !

Ive had my period for over two weeks whilst on the pill  fairly heavy bleeding cramping could this be purley due to stress as I take my pill on time my last pap test came back irregular results and due for yearly pap test in june please help worried !

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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What causes microscopic bleeding from your bladder along with mucus. Already have negative results for bacteria and std. also abnormal pap.

What causes microscopic bleeding from your bladder along with mucus. Already have negative results for bacteria and std. also abnormal pap.

Check premise: Bleeding that is actually from the bladder is never normal. This needs evaluation. Sometimes people think there is blood in the urine but it's actually from the vagina. ...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?

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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I have recently been having abnormal bleeding that is onset by sex. I have already had a pap done and it came back all good. What could be it be?

I have recently been having abnormal bleeding that is onset by sex. I have already had a pap done and it came back all good. What could be it be?

Usually cervical: Bleeding after sex is usually due to some lesion on the cervix. Pap can be normal but there may still be some lesion. It would require examination by your doctor. It is not likely to be any thing serious but you should get it checked out. See this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/bleeding-after-vaginal-sex/basics/definition/sym-20050716. ...Read more

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17 cycles since oct, no abnormal pap, no polyps or cysts had mult ultrasounds. Bleeding though high does bc tried mult types. Had dnc already. Help?

17 cycles since oct, no abnormal pap, no polyps or cysts had mult ultrasounds. Bleeding though high does bc tried mult types. Had dnc already. Help?

Bleeding disorder?: Talk to your doctor about evaluating you for a bleeding disorder. Von willebrand's disease may be a possibility. ...Read more

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I am having problems with bleeding during sex with my boyfriend, all pap tests are normal. What else can it be?

Cervical polyp: Bleeding during sexual intercourse can be cause by the presence of a cervical polyp (a benign condition) or a cervical erosion, which cause the cervix to bleed during or after sexual intercourse. ...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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I need a pap test done but i'm always bleeding maybe a couple days it stops. Will they be able to do it n will the results be right?

I need a pap test done but i'm always bleeding maybe a couple days it stops. Will they be able to do it n will the results be right?

Bleeding: You need to find out why you are always bleeding. Depending on your provider you could arrange a walk in when bleeding stops. The result will take a few days to two weeks to be available depending again on the lab and availability of the pathologist. ...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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Im bleeding during sex. Had normal pap and ultra sound and everything normal. What can be the cause?

Im bleeding during sex. Had normal pap and ultra sound and everything normal. What can be the cause?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may have a cervical erosion that would not show in ultrasound. ...Read more

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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 showed cytolysis precluding evaluation for endocervical component. With abnormal bleeding, lasting up to 4 weeks at a time. What can be cause?

Pap showed cytolysis precluding evaluation for endocervical component.  With abnormal bleeding, lasting up to 4 weeks at a time. What can be cause?

Varies: The bleeding is unlikely to be secondary to a cervical problem if the cervix looks normal on inspection and you have had normal paps in the past. Lo loestrin is an ultra low dose birth control pill which may not be sustaining the lining of your uterus. If a pregnancy test is negative, you probably just need a stronger pill.For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Had c-sec 7 months ago. When I strain in the bathroom I am bleeding vaginally. Had abnormal pap in nov. but no cancerous cells. What could cause this?

Had c-sec 7 months ago. When I strain in the bathroom I am bleeding vaginally. Had abnormal pap in nov. but no cancerous cells. What could cause this?

Please see your gyne: It is not normal to bleed vaginally with BMs. First a good exam is needed to make sure where the bleeding is coming from. If it is the vagina it most likely has nothing to do with your c/s. However it is worrisome you have had an abnormal pap. You could haveinglammation on thecervix from bacterial or viral infection(HPV) and be at risk of developing precancer or dyplasia. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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