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bleeding heavily after smear

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womaninatightspot Fri 04-Sep-20 13:03:49

I had a smear on Wed and had some minor spotting/ cramping. Late yesterday severe period type cramping and heavy bleeding. It is like a typical period for me ( heavy) not due on for another 10 days though. I'm wondering if smear could of kickstarted my period? It was a repeat smear due to insufficient cells so nurse was a bit firm.

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mindutopia Fri 04-Sep-20 13:06:56

You can sometimes have quite heavy bleeding after a smear. I remember I had it done once and I had soaked through my clothes by the time I got home. It was awful. It's just one of those weird things. The tissue on the cervix can be quite sensitive and it's not hard for a blood vessel to burst (happened to me when pregnant as well and bled a lot, midwives confirmed it came from the cervix, not my uterus). Hopefully it stops soon.

womaninatightspot Fri 04-Sep-20 13:32:00

Not worth bothering the gp about then?

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ittooshallpass Fri 04-Sep-20 14:12:49

I'd still go to GP. Any unusual bleeding should be checked out.

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 04-Sep-20 14:18:09

Small amount of spotting is normal. Heavy bleeding or if it lasts more than 24 hours definitely contact or GP.

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