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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?

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

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy bleeding is also known as Heavy vaginal bleeding. 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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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?

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 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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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

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

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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?

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

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Bleeding after pap smear went to the bathroom to urinate after wiping saw some light bleeding

Bleeding after pap smear went to the bathroom to urinate after wiping saw some light bleeding

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 more

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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


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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to ...Read more


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