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I just had my pap smear earlier today and the swabs she used on me to

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I just had my pap smear earlier today and the swabs she used on me to take samples had blood on them (bright red). Not close to starting my monthly (that I know of) my body has never been regular. I am also not spotting or had not been the past few days leading up to the doctor's appointment although I was spotting for a day or so this past weekend. Not heavy enough to need a sanitary napkin ( but I did wear a panty liner) and the cotting was not severe enough to reschedule the appointment. By Monday night I wasn't spotting at all and I really don't remember having any menstrual cramping while spotting although I am cramping some now but each pap smear I have causes me to have some cramping discomfort. I have also not had a pap smear come back abnormal either. Should I be concerned about the bleeding that I seen during the exam?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
do you have any other medical issues?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
No, this is pretty normal
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