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Can I get a pap smear during ovulation spotting?

Can I get a pap smear during ovulation spotting?

No reason not: Sure you can. If you are bleeding heavily enough, you might call the office to see if they want you to reschedule the pap — but bleeding that heavy isn't just form ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Why do you spot blood or get brownish spotting after a pelvic exam/pap smear? Only notice on toilet paper after urination.

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

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I'm still spotting from having a Pap smear five days ago. Is that normal?

I'm still spotting from having a Pap smear five days ago. Is that normal?

It can be normal: It depends upon how aggressively the MD did the Pap smear and how many cells were removed. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 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

Ans: Well not abnormal to have a small amount of bleeding after a papa. Sounds like you nay be having more than this. Is your period due? Seems as rethought the period may be staring. Check a preg test. Waits few days and see how the bleeding goes ...Read more

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I'm still spotting from having a Pap smear five days ago. The bleeding has been the heaviest today. Is that normal?

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

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Hi dr, I have dark spotting, mild cramps and feel run down after getting a Pap smear this morning. Is this normal?

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

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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 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?

No: You need to call your ob/gyn quickly — you may have had some movement or irritation to the iud during the pap.

If something was biopsied during the pap, then you may bleed, but biopsies are not a routine part of a pap smear. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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 present yourself and the log to a gyn md for analysis. ...Read more

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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 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?

Possible: When you do a Pap test you scrap the cervix and this can cause bleeding, but will not disrupt your period. Since you haven't really had a period then you could be pregnant and should be tested ...Read more

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Bleeding and spotting after sexual intercourse? Do I need a pap smear?

Bleeding and spotting after sexual intercourse? Do I need a pap smear?

See your doctor: Such bleeding is not normal and you should consult your doctor. Pap may be one of the tests, but you may need additional investigation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Were biopsies done?: If you had cervical biopsies done at the time of the colposcopy, it is likely that the spotting is from that source. Contact your GYN MD who did the colposcopy if this continues. ...Read more

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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 more

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Pap smear showed mild abnormal changes. Hpv since 2006. Normal paps from 2006 until now. Only light spotting between period Cancer or hpv symptom?

Pap smear showed mild abnormal changes. Hpv since 2006. Normal paps from 2006 until now. Only light spotting between period Cancer or hpv symptom?

Regular check ups: From what you described, you do not have cancer, however you should keep getting PAPs done regularly.
You are still young enough to take HPV vaccine and I would recommend that you take the vaccine. ...Read more

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I can feel many small bumps (different) on my cervix, pap smear was normal a year ago. Spotting between periods. What are they? Will they go?

I can feel many small bumps (different) on my cervix, pap smear was normal a year ago. Spotting between periods. What are they? Will they go?

Go see your gyn: You probably need to go and see back your gyn. Will need more info to help you. Just curious, how can you feel your own cervix? ...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