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Old 09-23-2002, 07:29 PM   #1
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Bleeding After Pap Smear

I just had a pap smear this morning. I went to the bathroom tonight and noticed some mucous with darkm brown blood in it. Is this something that is normal? Has this happened to anyone before?

 
Old 09-23-2002, 10:57 PM   #2
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Re: Bleeding After Pap Smear

Yes, it's perfectly normal. My Dr. has even told me to expect it. Stop worrying. Ally

 
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Old 09-24-2002, 10:20 AM   #3
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Re: Bleeding After Pap Smear

Cervical cells bleed easily so don't be overly concerned. I'm surprised your doctor didn't mention this.

 
Old 09-24-2002, 10:46 AM   #4
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Re: Bleeding After Pap Smear

No , my dr. didnt tell me to expect the spotting. He is a very thorough dr, though.
I called the dr. office this morning, b/c I am still spotting. It is not enough to come out on a pad, it is only noticeable when I go to the bathroom and wipe. Today it is light pink with a brownish tinge to it. And the inside of my vagina feels sore when they took the pap smear from.
I havent had this happen to me ever. I ws told when I was pregnant that the pap smear can make me bleed, but I didnt know when I am not pregnant this can happen too. I read online somewhere that bleeding after a gyn. exam can be a symptom of cervical cancer. I wonder if they mean bleeding as in bright red, like a period, or what I have now?
I went to the gyn. for my annual last year at the same time, so I have not put off going, and my pap came back normal last year. The year before it came back as inflammation, and I had to have it redone. The 2nd time it was fine.
I am trying my best not to worry, but with my OCD, it is kind of hard.

 
Old 09-25-2002, 08:19 PM   #5
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Re: Bleeding After Pap Smear

Bleeding after a pap smear is perfectly normal. It has happened to me before. I think it depends on how hard they scrape to get the smear. I also had abnormal pap smears many years ago which were also due to inflamation, but it healed on its own. Really, there is nothing to worry about. If there is a problem, they will see it on your smear results, but I bet you it's okay.

 
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