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4 days ago I had a pap smear there is still a small amount of bleeding (like heavy spotting) & mild cramps. Do I need to notify my doctor?
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Dr. Wiyatta Freeman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not at this time
Now after a pap smear it is ok to experience light spotting.
Also you may also be very close to starting you menstrual cycle, so i would recommend taking some over the counter medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and if your problems continue for over 1 week then contact your doctor.

In brief: Not at this time
Now after a pap smear it is ok to experience light spotting.
Also you may also be very close to starting you menstrual cycle, so i would recommend taking some over the counter medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and if your problems continue for over 1 week then contact your doctor.
Dr. Wiyatta Freeman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Yes
What you described is not normal, you should consult your doctor and ask for the results of pap at the same time.

In brief: Yes
What you described is not normal, you should consult your doctor and ask for the results of pap at the same time.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: It might be wise.
This could be a result of the smear, or some other process, like a possible cervical lesion, an endometrial issue/lesion, or another issue such as abnormality in the outflow tract or heavy period.
It would be smart to tell your doctor to check for the cause since this did happen after a pap.

In brief: It might be wise.
This could be a result of the smear, or some other process, like a possible cervical lesion, an endometrial issue/lesion, or another issue such as abnormality in the outflow tract or heavy period.
It would be smart to tell your doctor to check for the cause since this did happen after a pap.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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