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Heavy Bleeding After Pap Smear
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
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
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
I just had a pap smear around 3:00 this afternoon and am currently bleeding pretty heavily. Is this okay?
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes bleeding in between periods? Its not heavy and pap smear and STD tests came out normal.
I haven't had a period in about two month I took pregnancy test and they were negative. I went to the Dr for a check up he did a pap smear and the next day I started bleeding really heavy and my pap was mildly abnormal what does this mean?
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