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Pap Smear On Period
I have a copper T that I know is in place as I just went for a Pap smear. My period is 3 days late with a negative pregnancy test. What’s wrong?
Late period: A urine ("home") pregnancy test can be negative at this point. If your period does not occur in the next week, obtain a serum HCG test (much more accurate). Your period may be delayed secondary to a delay in ovulation, which begins to be more common in one's mid thirties on. IUD's , especially the "copper T" are excellent for birth control, but not 100%. ...Read more
it is normal, howeve: Exfoliated endometrial cells are commonly seen in specimens, obtained during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. However, endometrial cells have been considered a potential harbinger of endometrial adenocarcinoma when seen in cervical/vaginal cytology preparations of postmenopausal woman. In a woman 40 years old or older endometrial cells should be reported and follow up need. ...Read more
Not a period...: But a pap smear can cause a small amount of bleeding. A brush and wooden 'spatula' are used to obtain cells from the cervix and os (the opening in the cervix to the uterus). 'scraping' this area for cells can cause some irritation and minor bleeding for a couple of days. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a 25year old on a progesterone pill and had my first Pap smear last week. My period was overdue but I have now been bleeding for 10 days since?
Can you still get a pap smear if just started your period? Very light, didn't even fill one pad today.
Can you still get a Pap smear when I have my period? Or should I reschedule my appointment. Will it mess with results and hpv test? It would be the very end of my period?
Pap smear:period?: Pap smears done properly will be OK even with your period. Most women do not like to visit their gyn when having a period, so just wait until it is over, and reschedule until then. ...Read more
I went for a Pap smear 3 weeks ago. My period is now 2 weeks late. The doctor just phoned today and told me to come in. In freaking out. What is wrong?
You should speak wit: Most doctors are willing to speak to the patient if you make a call to his office. Tell them how you feel about waiting without knowing. If you are firm with the receptionist,, she will let you speak with your doctor or his nurse and find the reason for asking you to come back to his/her office. ...Read more
My period ended 15 days ago Today I'm mildly cramping & spotting I'm not on any birth control I had a Pap smear 2 days after my period ended. normal?
Some do: Cramping mid cycle is often attributed to a small amount of blood released during egg release. In is not usually accompanied by spotting, which may be anotheer issue.Some are sensitive enough to notice, some do not. If it becomes bothersome, the pill prevents the egg release and ends the problem. Some just use some Aleave or ibuprofen for the discomfort. ...Read more
Avoid bleeding : Blood from your monthly menses can interfere with your pap results. Therefore, most physicians prefer to perform a pap test when a woman is not bleeding heavily. I would recommend any time during the month but avoiding the first 3-4 days of the start of your period if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started pill 3 weeks ago have just started period again 2nd time in 6 weeks Pap smear was normal. Usually very regular what's going on?
Irreg. bleeding:OCPs: The most common reason for irregular bleeding on the oral contraceptive pills is not taking the pill within an hour of taking the last one the previous evening. Breakthough bleeding occurs with the very low dose pills now in use, so it is important to take close to the same time of the day before. Get a serum HCG test to be certain you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Had a pap smear 5 days ago and I have been bleeding ever since then today 5th day and chunky already had period early this month.What could it be?
Pap causes bleeding: Just getting a pap smear can stir up some bleeding. The brushes we use are a little rough. I would normally expect it to pass in a couple of days, so 5 days seems a little unusual. But as long as it's tapering off, i wouldn't worry. Follow up with your gyn to be sure the pap was normal, and mention the bleeding when you call. S/he may have a better idea of why this is happening to you. ...Read more
I saw light pink when I wiped. 3 days after period was over. This has happened 2-3 other times randomly. Had a Pap smear 2 wks ago came back normal?
Look at the urine: Start with a urinevsample to see if the blood is from there ...Read more
I had a pap smear done 2 days ago and on day 21 of my cycle. Is it normal to spot 2 days later or is it my next period?
Your GYN: Should have told you that you can have some spotting after a pap, if it persisit have them recheck you a pap would not normally make your period come earlier and make sure your pap was normal. ...Read more
20 y/o first pap smear 2 days ago. Also stopped the pill after 1.5 yrs. Gyno said I bled during pap, but now it's full period bleeding. Is this normal?
Can happen: Dome people do experience some bleeding after Pap test. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can have a pap smear done at that time. I would recommend that you have a liquid based pap test and not a conventional pap smear at that time of your cycle because it allows us to remove any remaining excess blood and make sure the cells are preserved well for the best detection of any possible abnormal cells. ...Read more
I just finished my period on the 8th of march i had a pap smear the 18th and ever since I have been bleeding for 5 days what could b wrong?
8 months pp, my period this month is a dark brown with some bleeding. I had a pap smear earlier this month and everything was good. Why is that?
Breastfeeding?: If you are breastfeeding than periods can be irregular like this. If you stopped breastfeeding and having normal periods up until now, this can still be normal. Likely due to hormonal changes. Pap smears are screenings for cervical cancer. And bleeding is almost always coming from inside your uterus. Sometimes, but rarely, they are the same. Keep an eye on your bleeding and call md if worried. ...Read more
The last period I had came the day after a Pap smear. It was a week early, short but heavy. Now all my ovulation tests are coming back negative?
Nothing Wrong: The Pap likely had nothing to do with this; most likely, your 'corpus luteal cyst' failed, and your period is early. This small cyst is normal, every cycle, and is where the ovum/egg was growing, preparing for ovulation. Could have been a blighted ovum in the first place. You'll have to wait for next month! ...Read more
My last period ended June 6 and i am yet to see it. I did a pap smear June 22. i have never missed a period it is always on time what can be wrong?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are 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
Hi. I''ve recently had a pap smear on Monday. I started my period Wednesday. But for some reason it is extremely heavy. (I've never experienced this) I woke up three times in the night to change because it was so heavy. Is this normal?
Normal pap smear in 2012. Blood on swab when done today. Is this a cause for concern? No spotting between periods and period isn't due for two weeks
No cause for worry: Please wait to worry. Let your doctor guide you once the results of the pap smear are available. Please follow it up with him/her to find out the cause of bleeding...It could be simply due to some trauma during the procedure. Look out for any future bleeding/spotting. Nothing immediate to worry about unless the doctor can see a growth around the cervix area where the smear was taken from. ...Read more
I had v light period last month which lasted for 14 days . I'm now having the problem again. Could i be pregnant? I also had a pap smear in early May
Depends: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both, do a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat it in 5-7 days. If you are not sure of your expected menstrual date, you may need to do the test 2-3 times after a week each. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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