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Is it normal to have vaginal pain after a pap smear test?

Is it normal to have vaginal pain after a pap smear test?

Mild, briefly: It is normal to have some vaginal spotting and cramping after a pap smear. If you are having a lot of pain, or non-period bleeding that is more than a little spotting, you should talk to a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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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


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Im having immense pelvic and vaginal pain starting this morning what could it be ? I've had a clear pap smear

Im having immense pelvic and vaginal pain starting this morning what could it be ? I've had a clear pap smear

Inadequate info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without more history, physical examination and may be lab tests. Clean pap smear does not rule out pelvic pathology. If the pain has persisted, you should consult your doctor or go to an emergency room depending on the intensity of pain and any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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White sticky vaginal discharge without any smell is normal?what can be the cause. for a month now i am having this prob after pap smear test..

Yes, that's a normal: Sounding cervical mucous discharge. On the other hand if it's a change for you and you just want to be sure everything's fine, you could have a pelvic and wet mount done. Also, if you started or stopped any specific hormonal contraceptive, that will do this as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Constant brown discharge but PAP smear test came back normal?

Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your age group are associated with ovulatory abnormalities and infections. The specific cause can usually be identified with a thorough history and physical examination including testing for specific infections. You need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Today I went for a pap smear test and I saw blood on the sample! Nurse said its normal but is it?

Today I went for a pap smear test and I saw blood on the sample! Nurse said its normal but is it?

Not unusual: to generate a small amount of bleeding when scraping the cervix. No cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can there be an error in pap smear test? all of my pap smears have been normal. I just recently did one and it was also normal but HPV came up

Can there be an error in pap smear test? all of my pap smears have  been normal. I just recently did one and it was also normal but HPV came up

Not necessarily: It takes time to develop cancerous changes....good thing is you are under care.....your dr.will be able to help....discuss the options with your gyn dr. Including vaccine ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a discharge during a pap smear test my doctor said i had a discharge and took a sample to test ?

Is it normal to have a discharge during a pap smear test my doctor said i had a discharge and took a sample to test ?

Vaginal discharge : Is common. And your doctor will see whatever discharge might be present while doing a pap smear. It sounds like when your doctor did your pap smear your doctor saw a discharge that he or she wanted to check. There are several types of vaginal or cervical infections that a woman can have, and sometimes not even know it. So it is helpful to you to have the discharge checked and see if it's ok. ...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