(Closed) Horrible pap test… now everything is wonky (TMI Obviously!)

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Have you ever bled from a pap test?
    Yes, a lot. : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Yes, just a bit of spotting. : (34 votes)
    44 %
    No, never. : (38 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
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    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i’ve never had that happen, and i’m very upset with the fact that she was so dismissive. i would call back and ask for an explanation as to WHY there was so much blood.

    Post # 5
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    First I’ll say that paps are very important for YOUR health. I’ve only ever been with Fiance and I’m his only, but I still get them yearly to screen for cancer and abnormalities. A pap could save your fertility, or even your life. You just don’t know.

    Sometimes the cervix is more tender than other times, and bleeds more. They have to take a sample of cells, a “scraping”, and then you can bleed. It happens. I wouldn’t be so upset with the doctor. They have no way of really telling if you’re going to bleed when they take the scraping or how long it will last. I think you are over-reacting to something very minor.

    Post # 7
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MrsRugbee:  I have only had one pap test, and it was this year.  I bled a lot too, and was super crampy and uncomfortable for a couple days.  After finding out that isn’t really normal, I was kind of irritated and I was also pretty annoyed afterward because my doc was really dismissive.  I already have issues with my doctor, so after that I Googled her, and some reviews came up.  She has a score of 2 out of 5 (one of the lowest I could find), and many people said she was really rough with their paps.  Now I’m pregnant and scrambling to find another doctor.  Bottom line:  if you’re uncomfortable with your doctor you should try to find another one if possible… I mean, if you love your doc except for that ONE thing, then maybe you should give the benefit of the doubt?

    Post # 8
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    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My pap smear was uncomfortable, but not painful, and I didn’t bleed afterward. I think your doctor should have been nicer to you.

    Post # 10
    Member
    26 posts
    Newbee

    I’m also annoyed that I have to even get one. I’ve only ever been with Darling Husband but because his EX was a cheating


    … I have to get these for the rest of my life >🙁

    Post # 11
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    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @MrsRugbee:  I just had a pap on Friday (a new doctor-she was so great!) and not one speck of blood..and only cramped for maybe an hour afterwards.  If there is any way you can find a new doctor.. I would go ahead and do it now to find one you are 100% comfortable with!   I’ve heard of spotting, but never straight up bleeding after a pap.

    Post # 13
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    3691 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m also annoyed that I have to even get one. I’ve only ever been with Darling Husband but because his EX was a cheating


    … I have to get these for the rest of my life >:(

    @MrsRugbee:  Actually, you would have had to start getting paps anyway.  They are an important part of women’s care.  

    The only way to avoid HPV is if both you and your husband were virgins and had only ever slept with each other.

    I think that you should find another doctor if you can.  I’ve been getting paps for about 10 years, and have never even had spotting.  

    Post # 15
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MrsRugbee:  I switched to a new OBGYN like 1-2 years ago and that was the first time I spotted after a pap, It was almost like period bleeding for 1 day then spotted for 1 day, I don’t track my cycles like you do do idk where I was in my cycle.

    She said she was “more aggressive” because she was having a number of paps returned by the lab stating there wasn’t enough cells to do proper testing so they’d have to call the patient’s back in for a repeat and was trying to avoid that by making sure she got enough sample; perhaps the same is happening with this doctor and she just didn’t explain it.

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