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Is it normal to have pain after pap smear?

Is it normal to have pain after pap smear?

NO: Using the appropriate size speculum will prevent pain during and after a pap smear. Pain is not normal. ...Read more

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


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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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Burning pain when urinating . after Pap smear. Had UTI before but it was already cleared then Pap smear was taken place . Is it normal to feel Pain?

Burning pain when urinating . after Pap smear. Had UTI before but it was already cleared then Pap smear was taken place . Is it normal to feel Pain?

It can ... briefly: The insertion of the speculum used to obtain the Pap smear from the cervix can be minimally traumatizing. There could be very mild irritation or even superficial abrasion from this process, and this could burn when in contact with urine. These tissues heal extraordinarily quickly, and I wouldn't expect it to last more than a day or two. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What could cause pain passing urine after a pap smear?

What could cause pain passing urine after a pap smear?

Possibly gloves, etc: It might be from irritation from gloves if it is just after the smear, or it can be from a hard sweep by the speculum. It can be from infection, like UTI or cystitis. If you had colposcopy, it might be from the Acetic Acid used to destinguish areas to by biopsied, etc.. I would say that if it persists, see your doctor for work-up. ...Read more

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Burning pain when pee, itch after pap smear. Lab test shows no infection. Doc said allergy to rubber glove. Can allergy cause urination pain for days?

Burning pain when pee, itch after pap smear. Lab test shows no infection. Doc said allergy to rubber glove. Can allergy cause urination pain for days?

Yes: You may may have a latex allergy. Get tested. Latex allergies can be very serious. Next time you get a female exam, ask your doctor to use non latex gloves...Call before you go to make sure they have them in the office. Latex allergies can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear?

Screen for cancer: Named for its discoverer george papanicolaou, cells from the cervix of the uterus are smeared onto a glass slide, stained, and examined under the microscope for cancer or precancer ("dysplasia"; "intraepithelial lesion"). This enables detection of the vast majority of cervical cancers -- once the greatest cancer killer of young women -- while still easy to cure. ...Read more

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Can a pap-smear hurt?

No it does not hurt: It may be unconfortable for some but is not painful. ...Read more

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Does a pap smear hurt?

Does a pap smear hurt?

No: A good pelvic examiner can perform a pap smear with little or no discomfort. ...Read more

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What can pap smear pick up?

Abnormalities: The pap can detect abnormal cervical cells, the presence of some types of infections and the presence of some std's. ...Read more

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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