I had my 1st pap smear test two days ago. The procedure was a bit painful to me and the very same night I noticed my discharge tinged with strands of blood. The following day it was spotting and now every time I wipe my vagina with a tissue it is tinged with blood. I am scared a lot. It has been this way for two days. I am not due on my periods and I am not pregnant. I am married though. I have also some pain on my left side of abdomen.
What could be the reason?
Is this common?
When will the bleeding stop?
When does it become a serious concern?
a papsmear is taking a sample from the cervix, so for someone who has not had this done before if probably irritated it a little bit, like a cut, it will dry up.
It happens to a lot of women, during and after a papsmear
Its been 6 days, I am continuing to spot. Again, no pad wetting. I am not due on periods as well. Bright red blood. and mild pain in pelvic area. I had pap smear and pelvic exam a week ago. It was my first. I am not pregnant but I used to sexually active. Is this okay?
Hi,can you please call or go and see your PCP. I don't think the spoting can be this long. When I had my first PAP I did not get any bleeding. Ofcourse each one are different. So, just give a call to your PCP and discuss about your condition.
I once had a papsmear that hurt worse than any other that I had before (I've been getting them yearly for 4 yrs) and that night i also bled. Mine stopped after that night though. Maybe you should see a doctor. Hope everything works out for you :)
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