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Period Effect Pap
It depends/repeat,,,: This depends on where the area would be on the cervix, if there is one at all. It also depends on how heavy the period is. There are many times when a pap taken during a woman's period returns as ascus or atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, meaning they are abnormal, but they can't be called cancer either. A repeat pap not during your period would likely be done. Good luck. ...Read more
I started bleeding same day I got my pap (it got heavier gradually)...period wasn't due for another week. Normal?
Probably normal: A pap-smear can cause some bleeding. It usually doesn't mean something bad. Its just annoying. Best wishes! ...Read more
I havePCOS&have 30-5dy cycle. Last period 5/29-6/4, pap 6/11, bled again6/12-6. Had what I believe was IB 6/25-7, was 7/1too early for hcGblood test?
Maybe: It's hard to say. A more important question is, are you ovulating? If you are having 30-35 day cycles, chances are you are not. You need to check with your GYN and see if your treatment of the PCOS is optimized and that you are ovulating. Another question is, if you are trying to get pregnant, why are you on lisinopril? You need to talk to your PCP about a different medication. ...Read more
Not really...: A pap smear and pelvic exam won't trigger an early menstrual period. Scraping the cervix for the pap specimen might result in slight bleeding, especially if there was infection or inflammation involving the cervix. If you're at risk for STDs, gonorrhea and chlamdyia might be a concern. Best to check back with the office where the pap was done. Good luck! ...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 more
Not ideal: Ideally, pap tests should be done while a woman is not on her period as blood can interfere with the reading especially if you are bleeding heavily. With that said, a little blood is usually fine and usually will not affect the results. ...Read more
Can you still get a pap smear if just started your period? Very light, didn't even fill one pad today.
My period is 28 days like clockwork. Normal pap this summer. Today got my period over a week early. Should I be concerned? I'm 34
My period always been regular once a month every month, this month I had them beginning of this month and now? 3xRegular norm pap
Menstruation varies: For many patients regularity regarding menstrual cycles are a marker of health. But your menstrual cycles are not always fixed. There can be variations from time to time. Now if there is excessive bleeding or pain or fever. Then you should have this checked out by a physician. ...Read more
I've been on period since beginning of march very heavy-duty flow I went to ob and said pap was unsatisfactory what does that mean?
Unsatis pap: An unsatisfactory pap solely means the sample they collected at the time of your exam was insufficient to make a diagnosis. (Most likely of normal) Bleeding at time of exam can increase the potential of this occurring. With no history of abnormal paps and negative HPV status, waiting 6 months to a year to repeat is appropriate. ...Read more
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 recently had a pap, and my results came back abnormal but I think this is based on me starting my period that day. Should they repeat a pap first?
No: If it was affected by your period they would have said so. They look at the cells under a miscroscope and if the cervical cells were blocked by blood cells there would be no results. Go along with the plan your doctor explained 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
What does it mean when u have ur period for more than 10 days? When I was 15 I contracted HPV but it had went away n all my previous paps where clean
34 y/o mom, normal pap 6 mos ago. Period cycles change monthly over the last 2 yrs- many 25-27days but a few as long as 33 or as short as 23! Normal?
Likely: A cycle variation of up to a week is probably normal for some women as long as the overall gynecologic and hormonal health is maintained and the pattern of variation itself is consistent (repeats itself and not a sudden change) ...Read more
Can a paps smear disrupt my monthly cycle had one 2 weeks ago my period is like clock work, its due today and its 4pm and it still have not shown :- (?
Heavy abnormal bleeding over 8 months. Period since dec 28th. Spotty now but its a pink jelly like discharge that gushes some times last pap was 2 yr?
Not the result: If period blood is present and interferes with the collection of cells from the cervix, the lab will report that the specimen cannot be interpreted. ...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
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