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Delayed Period From Pap Smear
Late period. Had an irregular pap, had a biopsy done on 11th. Should start period on 25th. Go on the 1st to have parts of cerix froze. Why is it late?
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
I just finished my period on the 8th of march i had a pap smear the 18th and ever since I have been bleeding for 5 days what could b wrong?
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
The last period I had came the day after a Pap smear. It was a week early, short but heavy. Now all my ovulation tests are coming back negative?
Nothing Wrong: The Pap likely had nothing to do with this; most likely, your 'corpus luteal cyst' failed, and your period is early. This small cyst is normal, every cycle, and is where the ovum/egg was growing, preparing for ovulation. Could have been a blighted ovum in the first place. You'll have to wait for next month! ...Read more
My last period ended June 6 and i am yet to see it. I did a pap smear June 22. i have never missed a period it is always on time what can be wrong?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are 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. 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?
Not a period...: But a pap smear can cause a small amount of bleeding. A brush and wooden 'spatula' are used to obtain cells from the cervix and os (the opening in the cervix to the uterus). 'scraping' this area for cells can cause some irritation and minor bleeding for a couple of days. ...Read more
it is normal, howeve: Exfoliated endometrial cells are commonly seen in specimens, obtained during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. However, endometrial cells have been considered a potential harbinger of endometrial adenocarcinoma when seen in cervical/vaginal cytology preparations of postmenopausal woman. In a woman 40 years old or older endometrial cells should be reported and follow up need. ...Read more
I had a pap smear done 2 days ago and on day 21 of my cycle. Is it normal to spot 2 days later or is it my next period?
Your GYN: Should have told you that you can have some spotting after a pap, if it persisit have them recheck you a pap would not normally make your period come earlier and make sure your pap was normal. ...Read more