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.