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Can i get a pap smear test done a day after my period is done?

Can i get a pap smear test done a day after my period is done?

Yes: Yes, you can have a pap smear done at that time. I would recommend that you have a liquid based pap test and not a conventional pap smear at that time of your cycle because it allows us to remove any remaining excess blood and make sure the cells are preserved well for the best detection of any possible abnormal cells. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had a pap smear 2 days ago. I started my period that night. It pushed up my period a week ahead. Is that normal?

I had a pap smear 2 days ago. I started my period that night. It pushed up my period a week ahead. Is that normal?

No: A pap test do not make your period come on earlier. It's possible that you had bleeding from cervical irritation as a consequence of 'scraping' the cervix in doing the pap test. ...Read more

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I schedule my pap smear last week for this tuesday and i and getting my period the day before should I reschedule my my pap smear?

Ask your gynecologis: Your gynecologist needs to be informed about your period. It probably would not matter to do a pap test. Yet she/he can assist your better. ...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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Hi. I''ve recently had a pap smear on Monday. I started my period Wednesday. But for some reason it is extremely heavy. (I've never experienced this) I woke up three times in the night to change because it was so heavy. Is this normal?

Hi. I''ve recently had a pap smear on Monday. I started my period Wednesday. But for some reason it is extremely heavy. (I've never experienced this) I woke up three times in the night to change because it was so heavy. Is this normal?

Unrelated: A PAP test should not cause heavy bleeding. It would be prudent for you to take oral iron supplement and multivitamin to prevent iron deficiency and anemia due to excessive blood loss. It this pattern persists for more than two periods, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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 ?

Keep a log: Keep a menstrual log for 3 months to help identify the exact nature, interval and amount of spotting. If the pattern continues for the specified period of time present yourself and the log to a gyn md for analysis. ...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