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I went to the gynecologist two days ago for a pap smear and I still have bloody discharge. Is this normal?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes, but...

The pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer.
During a pap smear, your doctor takes a sampling of cells from the cervix, which may cause trauma and bleeding from the cervix. Mild bleeding or spotting can last for two days after. If the bleeding persists for any longer, or if the bleeding is very heavy, you should call your doctor.

In brief: Yes, but...

The pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer.
During a pap smear, your doctor takes a sampling of cells from the cervix, which may cause trauma and bleeding from the cervix. Mild bleeding or spotting can last for two days after. If the bleeding persists for any longer, or if the bleeding is very heavy, you should call your doctor.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Pap smear

It can be normal.
Are you on contraception? This would make this symptom more common.

In brief: Pap smear

It can be normal.
Are you on contraception? This would make this symptom more common.
Dr. John Geisler
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