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Bleeding After Pap Smear

Bleeding after pap smear is not uncommon, however, unusual heavy bleeding following a Pap smear can be indicative of vaginosis or friable cervix. Generally, the procedure of taking a sample of the tissue from the cervix to be examined under a microscope is not painful. Some women report unpleasant feelings during the procedure, yet pain should never occur. There are no side effects of the test except a small amount of spotting soon after the procedure. Bleeding after pap smear is not uncommon, however, unusual heavy bleeding following a Pap smear can be indicative of vaginosis or friable cervix.

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Bleeding After Pap Smear

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Pap Smear, Vaginosis

Papanicolaou testing is essential for all sexually active women and those older eighteen. It should be done annually since cervical cancer may not be predicted and no test can give a 100% guarantee the absence of abnormal cells in the body. Bleeding after pap smear is not uncommon, however, unusual heavy bleeding following a Pap smear can be indicative of vaginosis or friable cervix.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Virus, HPV Picture, Sign of HPV, HPV Vaccines, Human Papillomavirus HPV Infection, Human Papillomavirus HPV, Pregnancy and Cervical Dysplasia, Abnormal Pap Smear, Genital Wart Info

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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