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Slight pinkish/red discharge after PAP smear 1 week later

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Slight pinkish/red discharge after PAP smear
1 week later slight pinkish discharge after intercourse.
7 years post menopause
60 year old woman

It is a pleasure to assist you.

It is common for women to experience slight bleeding, spotting after a pap smear, this is true in young women as well as older women. The cervix can be friable in younger woman. In older woman it is often due to the fragile vaginal tissues as well as cervix fragility. This may persist for a day or two.

The pinkish discharge after intercourse is probably also due to the fragile vaginal tissue. Keep a water based lubricant like KY jelly (or egg whites) on hand and apply around opening as well as inside the vagina. You may want to consider using an estrogen creme is this persist even when using the lubricant.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.
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