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Heavy Bleeding After Pap Smear
I have adenomyosis with heavy bleeding w/clots that soak through my clothes.Pap smear had endometrial cells.Could this be a sign of cancer?
Not cancer: Endometrial cells on pap is not a sign of cancer. Adenomyosis can explain heavy bleeding and cramping, but doesn't rule out cancer. Make certain your concerns and communication with your doctor is very good. ...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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my pap smear the 26th and started bleeding the next morning still bleeding its not heavy unless I wipe, is this normal?? I'm about 3-4 weeks and this is my 2nd pregnancy I didn't do this with my first I'm a little crampy in my back and lower belly
Yes: Pap smears can traumatize the cervix sufficiently to cause slight bleeding for a couple of days. Cramping is also common, and every pregnancy is different. It is also possible that this represents early signs of a miscarriage but this seems less likely. ...Read more
Had postmenopause bleeding.Tvu showed 6mm lining 10mm ovary cyst. Recent d&c clear. Pap smear ok. Now have pelvic pain and weight loss. What is this?
Need further work up: It is hard to say. As women we have many organs in our pelvis. It may be gynecologic or it could be related to your urinary or gastrointestinal tract. Either way keep following up with your doctors. ...Read more
Not uncommon: This is fairly common. We as gynecologists try to be extra careful but inevitably there may be some trauma to the vagina during an exam. In addition, a pap test can actually elicit a small amount of bleeding from the cervix itself. Do not be alarmed if there is some spotting or even light bleeding. It should stop after a few days. If you experience heavy bleeding, see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
not sure: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding for a few houres or day after pap. If it continues get checked. A simple relook will go along way to reassuring you everything is ok. ...Read more
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