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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...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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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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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 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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What causes break through bleeding that stops and starts for a month or more? Last preg test negative and stds test negative and pap smear cleared.

What causes break through bleeding that stops and starts for a month or more? Last preg test negative and stds test negative and pap smear cleared.

Break thru bleeding: If you are on oral birth control you should review with your gyn to change the pill you are taking If you are not then you still should review with your gyn to have her/him check your hormones ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in between periods? Its not heavy and pap smear and STD tests came out normal.

What causes bleeding in between periods? Its not heavy and pap smear and STD tests came out normal.

Intermenstrual bleed: Bleeding in between periods may be normal in most patients if it if an occasional event. It may be caused by hormonal fluctuations of your body. Polyps and fibroids may also cause spotting. Persistent spotting will need to be checked out. ...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

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


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