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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

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irritated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Should I be worried?

I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irritated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Should I be worried?

Not uncommon: When the pap smear was done the MD probably noted cervical redness and inflammation with blood vessels visible on the cervical surface. A pap smear involves cervical "scraping" which can in of itself produce bleeding post procedure, let alone when the surface blood vessels are present and easily interrupted. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irretated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Is this normal? Or sho

I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irretated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Is this normal? Or sho

Not normal: Pap smear not associated with vaginal bleeding. If exam of cervix showed irritation there is always possibility of in-situ lesion of cervix but bx needed for dx. Blleeding if not obvious on cervical exam suggests origin from endometrium. Sonogram of uterus to see lining and possible bx of endometrium to see if that is site of blood. ...Read more

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Should i be bleeding heavy after having sex after a pap smear?

Should i be bleeding heavy after having sex after a pap smear?

It is uncommon: You may have bleeding after pap smear and then having sex but to have heavy bleeding , it is very uncommon . If it does not stop , i encourage you to see your physician. ...Read more

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I just had a pap smear around 3:00 this afternoon and am currently bleeding pretty heavily. Is this okay?

I just had a pap smear around 3:00 this afternoon and am currently bleeding pretty heavily. Is this okay?

Maybe: Some women will bleed after a PAP smear. It is heavier if one is pregnant or has a polyp or is due for a period or has an infection. I need more info to help you. ...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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Is it dangerous to be bleeding heavily (heavier than any period) following a first time annual exam? No Pap smear was done, and it's been over 24 hour

Is it dangerous to be bleeding heavily (heavier than any period) following a first time annual exam? No Pap smear was done, and it's been over 24 hour

Likely unrelated: You annual examination and heavier period are probably unrelated. If it becomes a recurring issue, you should consult your doctor. You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplement to prevent iron deficiency and anemia. Unrelated to your question; take HPV vaccination, practice safe sex. ...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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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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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


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