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Brown discharge after pap smear. What does this indicate?

Brown discharge after pap smear. What does this indicate?

Light bleeding: The trauma of pap smear may have caused some bleeding. If the discharge does not disappear in a couple of day, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Minor bleeding and discharge after pap smear, is this normal?

Minor bleeding and discharge after pap smear, is this normal?

Yes: When doing a pap you scape the cervix which might cause bleeding after the pap. I alway tell people they might have a little spotting a fter the pap, especially when nothing looks abnormal. ...Read more

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How long does brown discharge last after pap smear?

How long does brown discharge last after pap smear?

Less than 24 hours: The cervix is prone to bleeding after a pap smear. This blood can make its way out as a brownish discharge. This should get better and disappear within about 24 hours. ...Read more

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Female, 34. Blood specks only in seminal discharge after intercourse. Normal pap smear. Causes? Is it that my husband could have blood in semen?

Female, 34. Blood specks only in seminal discharge after intercourse. Normal pap smear. Causes? Is it that my husband could have blood in semen?

Hard to say/depends,: It's hard to say what this is without more evidence of a pattern. It appears non-specific and might just be from physical contact during intercourse. If there is more evidence of blood like blood during urination, then a physical exam with lab work up is warranted. Otherwise it shouldn't be anything to worry about, especially in light of the normal Pap smear. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience discomfort and Yellow discharge 3 days after a pap smear? The results came back normal. Also three days after ovulation.

No: A pap smear is usually a painless procedure with no resulting symptoms. It can be normal to notice an increased amount of discharge during ovulation. However if you are experiencing discomfort you should be examined. ...Read more

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I'm female and had small amounts blood in discharge ONLY after intercourse. Had pap smear test dr said looks normal to naked eye. Is that a good sign?

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I'm female and had small amounts blood in discharge ONLY after intercourse. Had pap smear test dr said looks normal to naked eye. Is that a good sign?

Blood after sex: If your pap was after you had the bleeding than that's good. You need to get the final micro report on the pap. There might be abnormal cells that you can't see with the eye. Might check a pregnancy test too just to cover all the bases...Take a deep breath! If you keep having bleeding you really need to be checked on a regular basis. An ultrasound of the uterus would be the next test if the papok ...Read more

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I had a pap smear on thursday and im just now having a little brownish discharge is this normal?

I had a pap smear on thursday and im just now having a little brownish discharge is this normal?

Discharge after pap: Its can be normal to have either brownish or blood discharge after a "good" pap (depends on which end of the pap your on)When delicate tissues are scraped there can be bleeding. Please call your doctor for your results. Many offices are so busy they can let results fall through the crack. I would just want you to make sure your pap was normal. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear 4 days ago. I've had some thick odorless discharge since then. Should I be worried??

Ask for results: Ask your doctor if there was any evidence of infection, stds, abnormal discharge or cause for concern. He or she will remember since they just saw you ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have red discharge I got a pap smear done and everything is normal?

What other tests?: Besides a Pap Smear did you have any other tests? The Pap is a screening test for cervical cancer and it is not intended to test other issues that you might be having. If symptoms started after you had your last GYN exam and no other labs besides the Pap go back to your GYN provider for evaluation. I would also suggest to have a pregnancy test if sexually active, ...Read more

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I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but I might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?

Call your doc: You may need cultures to r/o infection, even with a discharge u can do a thin prep or sure path pap. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear this past Tuesday. Didn't have brown discharge until Thursday, and here it is Friday, same thing. Should I be worried?

Bleeding from Pap: Smear can be delayed for up to 1 week after the procedure. This is due to the scabbing that occurs right after the cervix experienced trauma from scraping, then once the cervical mucus returns and normal hormonal cycle increases its size again, the scabbing may loosen and cause some minor clots. Just monitor it and make sure the brownish color discharge goes away in a week. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear this past Friday. I've started to have a small amount of brown discharge starting Sunday and leading into Monday. Is this normal?

I had a pap smear this past Friday. I've started to have a small amount of brown discharge starting Sunday and leading into Monday. Is this normal?

Yes this could be: A normal result of a procedure that harvested part of your cervix, as a Pap smear is designed to do. If this continues or worsens, then you should call the healthcare professional that performed the procedure to inquire about a followup consult for this problem. It should go away by itself in 1-2 days. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your age group are associated with ovulatory abnormalities and infections. The specific cause can usually be identified with a thorough history and physical examination including testing for specific infections. You need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have been having dark brownish, black vaginal discharge for over a month. I recently had a normal Pap smear. Could something still be wrong?

Yes: A normal PAP smear does not address issues inside the uterus. Did you have a normal period? Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Having vaginal discharge no odor or pain been going for almost 2 two years just had a pap smear everything came back negative.. ..What could this be?

Having vaginal discharge no odor or pain been going for almost 2 two years just had a pap smear everything came back negative.. ..What could this be?

Likely normal: Healthy women have vaginal secretions that may appear as discharge. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/video/corio-vaginal-discharge. ...Read more

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A couple of times white thick vaginal discharge. No odor, no itch. No sex for the last 2 yrs. Last week's pap smear came back normal. What can it be?

A couple of times white thick vaginal discharge. No odor, no itch. No sex for the last 2 yrs. Last week's pap smear came back normal. What can it be?

Sounds like yeast: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Thick white discharge or Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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I just had an abortion on February 12th. I have a discharge with a foul odor. Is it safe for me to get a Pap smear right away or do I have to wait up?

I just had an abortion on February 12th. I have a discharge with a foul odor. Is it safe for me to get a Pap smear right away or do I have to wait up?

Infection: If you have a foul odor then you need to be checked to see if you have an infection. It is safe to have a PAP smear, but that is not the test you need. You will need to have a pelvic exam to check to see if there is an infection and how to treat it. A PAP smear is a special test used to check for precancerous lesions, PAP smears can be falsely positive shortly after delivery or abortion. ...Read more

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Been dealing with white discharge for the past month, finally going to get a pap smear tomorrow. I used monistat1 yesterday during the day, is that ok?

Pap smear/infection: Since you have already used Monistat, don't use anything else until the pap smear appointment. The pap smear cells are easier to read by the Pathologist if there are not any other substances in the vagina to interfere. Moreover, your MD can take a sample of the discharge to determine if the infection is still there and needs further Rx or gone. ...Read more

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I went to the gynecologist two days ago for a pap smear and I still have bloody discharge. Is this normal?

I went to the gynecologist two days ago for a pap smear and I still have bloody discharge. Is this normal?

Yes, but...: The pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. During a pap smear, your doctor takes a sampling of cells from the cervix, which may cause trauma and bleeding from the cervix. Mild bleeding or spotting can last for two days after. If the bleeding persists for any longer, or if the bleeding is very heavy, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and had a pap smear done today but now I see brown discharge. Should I be worried?

No: Discharge is common during pregnancy, esp. After any sort of a vaginal exam (such as a Pap smear.) Don't worry please, contact your live OB doctor if it worsens. ...Read more

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I've been having a watery vaginal blood tinge discharge for the past few days. I had a normal pap smear 7 months ago.?

I've been having a watery vaginal blood tinge discharge for the past few days. I had a normal pap smear 7 months ago.?

Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What might be the other problem if you are experiencing mild bleeding and dark brown odorless discharges, urinalysis is negative, pap smear negative?

What might be the other problem if you are experiencing mild bleeding and dark brown odorless discharges, urinalysis is negative, pap smear negative?

Anovulatory: You may be having anovulatory, meaning "no egg", cycles. This causes some dark spotting instead of a regular period. This can start happening as you get closer to menopause. If it continues, your doctor might want to get an ultrasound of your uterus or possibly a biopsy. Don't worry, just keep track of when it happens and follow-up with your doctor. (and always carry pads or tampons!). ...Read more

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I have a discharged like a white cheese and a liquid coming out with a not good smell. But I just had my pap smear last june. What shoul I do? Bit scared

This is probably...: A yeast infection. Typical symptoms are white 'cottage cheese' appearance to vaginal discharge. It is nothing to be scared about. Please see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Whitish vaginal discharge once in a while especially after going to the bathroom number 2. Got pap smear the results came back normal. What can it be?

Whitish vaginal discharge once in a while especially after going to the bathroom number 2. Got pap smear the results came back normal. What can it be?

Yeast or BV: The discharge you are describing is a common symptom of either yeast infection (candida) or bacterial vaginosis. Both are very common and treatable.
This could also be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (esp if you have had sex without a condom), your provider may or may not have tested for these with the pap. Follow up with the provider who did the pap for definitive diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a discharge during a pap smear test my doctor said I had a discharge and took a sample to test?

Is it normal to have a discharge during a pap smear test my doctor said I had a discharge and took a sample to test?

Vaginal discharge: Is common. And your doctor will see whatever discharge might be present while doing a pap smear. It sounds like when your doctor did your pap smear your doctor saw a discharge that he or she wanted to check. There are several types of vaginal or cervical infections that a woman can have, and sometimes not even know it. So it is helpful to you to have the discharge checked and see if it's ok. ...Read more

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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