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Can bleeding during a pap make the results to be abnormal?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Bleeding does not affect the appearance of the critical cells.
The current liquid methods of making pap smears usually get rid of the blood.

In brief: No
Bleeding does not affect the appearance of the critical cells.
The current liquid methods of making pap smears usually get rid of the blood.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly.
Bleeding during a pap smear could, at least, cover the smear with red blood cells so that the slide/smear is unreadable.
The pap smear would have to be done again. If the smear is deemed abnormal, colposcopy would be done, with 3% Acetic Acid so abnormal areas would show up as white patches, and be biopsied.

In brief: Possibly.
Bleeding during a pap smear could, at least, cover the smear with red blood cells so that the slide/smear is unreadable.
The pap smear would have to be done again. If the smear is deemed abnormal, colposcopy would be done, with 3% Acetic Acid so abnormal areas would show up as white patches, and be biopsied.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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