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Is it normal to bleed after a pap smear while pregnant?

Is it normal to bleed after a pap smear while pregnant?

Yes: The cervix is very friable during pregnancy, so a day or two of spotting after a pap smear is commonly found and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Nearly 11 weeks pregnant and had a Pap smear three days ago. Is it normal for me to just now experience slight bleeding with some yellow discharge?

Nearly 11 weeks pregnant and  had a Pap smear three days ago. Is it normal for me to just now experience slight bleeding with some yellow discharge?

Be rechecked: The bleeding may be from the Pap smear but it should cause yellow discharge. Be reassessed with cultures if required. If you have cramping or increased bleeding; be seen in the ER. All the best. ...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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Sporadic light intermenstrual bleeding. Not pregnant, no STI, pap smear & pelvic US normal. Could it just be caused by my contraceptive pill?

Sporadic light intermenstrual bleeding. Not pregnant, no STI, pap smear & pelvic US normal. Could it just be caused by my contraceptive pill?

If you are not: taking the pills at the same time each day or forget to take it then yes you get breakthrough bleeding. Otherwise being on bcp does not necessarily cause bleeding between periods. Other causes such as cervical infections , trauma to the cervix or a polyp of the cervix or a fibroid tumor of the uterus all needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot after a pap smear while pregnant? How long am I supposed to spot for?

Is it normal to spot after a pap smear while pregnant? How long am I supposed to spot for?

Yes: spotting very common as the cervix is congested for a few days 1- 2 depending on the extent of exam if a biopsy is done may spot longer vs a brushing or scraping ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed for 4 days after a pap smear?

Seems a little long: Some women get vaginal bleeding after a pap smear but it usually only lasts for 1-2 days. If you have bleeding longer than that, call your doctor/np to let them know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed a lot after a pap smear? If not then what can the problem be?

Not normal.: You can have a little bleeding after a pap. If there were a problem they should have been able to see it at the time of pap. If your bleeding continues you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I was wondering is vaginal cramping normal after a pap smear?

Sometimes: It should not last more than the day u had the pap and if you have any associated bleeding after the day of the pap then your OB should examine u and your OB can do an ultrasound to check the fetus. ...Read more

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Post menopause. Bleeding after pap smear. Normal or not?

Pap smear bleeding: After menopause, the decreased estrogen makes the mucosa of the cervical area and the lining of the cervix much more delicate and apt to bleed on contact. Pap smears are sometimes the cause of this kind of bleeding. It should stop within a day or so. If it continues, see your provider. ...Read more

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I'm still spotting from having a Pap smear five days ago. The bleeding has been the heaviest today. Is that normal?

I'm still spotting from having a Pap smear five days ago. The bleeding has been the heaviest today. Is that normal?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to do a pap smear and have bleeding why having it done.

Is it normal to do a pap smear and have bleeding why having it done.

Possible: It is possible that after touching the cervix with a spatulum, a brush, broom, or swabs to obtain a pap smear and/or cultures to test for sexually transmitted infections there is some spotting/bleeding. ...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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After i got a pap smear done i've been bleeding, not spotting, but bleeding. Is that normal?This is the first time it happens. What can the problem be

After i got a pap smear done i've been bleeding, not spotting, but bleeding. Is that normal?This is the first time it happens. What can the problem be

It happens : When a pap smear is done the top layer of cells are sort of scraped off. For some this can cause some bleeding. Hopefully you were tested for infection at the same time as your pap. Infection can make bleeding more common. This usually stops in a day or two. If not the schedule a follow up visit. ...Read more

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I got a pap smear yesterday and some spotting started after, I knew it was normal. But it is still going on today, and though I know that some bleeding can continue for 48 hrs I feel that the amount has increased. Although it is not alot you can see a dif

I got a pap smear yesterday and some spotting started after, I knew it was normal. But it is still going on today, and though I know that some bleeding can continue for 48 hrs I feel that the amount has increased. Although it is not alot you can see a dif

Ans: Well not abnormal to have a small amount of bleeding after a papa. Sounds like you nay be having more than this. Is your period due? Seems as rethought the period may be staring. Check a preg test. Waits few days and see how the bleeding goes ...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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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


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