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Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

You have low estrogen levels because of the removal of your ovaries.
This causes the vaginal tissues to thin out and dry out and it becomes very easy to traumatize them and cause bleeding, even from the pap swab. More serious problems should be detected by the pap itself.

In brief: Yes

You have low estrogen levels because of the removal of your ovaries.
This causes the vaginal tissues to thin out and dry out and it becomes very easy to traumatize them and cause bleeding, even from the pap swab. More serious problems should be detected by the pap itself.
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