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Day 5 of cycle. Constipated. No blood on pad/tampon-forced bowel mvmnt caused bright red blood on 2-3 tissues. Normal that forced bowel could force remnants of uterine blood out? Neg pap 2/2013

Day 5 of cycle. Constipated. No blood on pad/tampon-forced bowel mvmnt caused bright red blood on 2-3 tissues. Normal that forced bowel could force remnants of uterine blood out? Neg pap 2/2013

Rectal fissure: The blood was not likely "uterine blood", but rather blood from either a rectal fissure (a tiny tear around the anus) or from a hemorrhoid, especially if you were straining at a constipated stool. You need to treat your constipation first and foremost to avoid recurrence of problem - lots of fiber and >80 ounces of water/fluids every single day. If persists, have doc check it out. ...Read more

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Day 5 of cycle. Constipated. No blood on pad/tampon-forced bowel mvmnt caused bright red blood on 2-3 tissues. Normal that forced bowel could force remnants of uterine blood out neg pap 2/2013?

Day 5 of cycle. Constipated. No blood on pad/tampon-forced bowel mvmnt caused bright red blood on 2-3 tissues. Normal that forced bowel could force remnants of uterine blood out neg pap 2/2013?

Could be normal: I am not worried about light bleeding that comes around when your period ends. There is always a little blood left in the uterus and can come out. If you have bleeding not associated with your menses, then you need to call your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had a Pap smear done today cause I thought I had a tampon stuck inside I have a foul smelling odor and stomach ache my husband came inside me too ?

I had a Pap smear done today cause I thought I had a tampon stuck inside I have a foul smelling odor and stomach ache my husband came inside me too ?

Unclear question: Was there a tampon inside? If should have been detected during specimen collection for PAP smear. Did you not address these issues with the doctor who took PAP smear? If the foul smelling odor is still present, you should consult your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Virgin. NOTHING-not even tampons have been inside before. I'm 20. What do they do in a pap smear for virgin women?

Virgin. NOTHING-not even tampons have been inside before. I'm 20. What do they do in a pap smear for virgin women?

Carefully: I think doing pap smears on women like you is "not a good use of resources", but it's political and medico-legal. The mandate also gives a woman who needs a pap smear but needs to claim to be a virgin an "out". Talk with your personal physician and if you decide to get your smear, it's usually possible if the hymen is flexible and open enough to permit access. ...Read more

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I noticed a small 1/2 a pea sized green spot on 3 tampons this month. Haven't noticed before. Norm pap. No sex ~ 1yr. F/u appt soon, ideas for now?

I noticed a small 1/2 a pea sized green spot on 3 tampons this month. Haven't noticed before. Norm pap. No sex ~ 1yr. F/u appt soon, ideas for now?

Discharge.: The greenish description raises the question of possible infection. You should not postpone an examination by your doctor to determine if you might have a pelvic infection which could merit immediate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 3 yrs postmenopausal (i'm 45 now) and just had my pap 3 days ago. I'm bleeding profusely (bright red, soaking through pads and tampons), have int?

I'm 3 yrs postmenopausal (i'm 45 now) and just had my pap 3 days ago.  I'm bleeding profusely (bright red, soaking through pads and tampons), have int?

???: Do you mean can you have intercourse? That is up to you. You should call your doctor about the bleeding though. Maybe they hit a polyp( pretty common) and were in a hurry and failed to mention it to you. ...Read more

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