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Blood on toilet paper after Pap smear

23 April, 2023

Question:

I got a pap smear today and saw blood on my (white) toilet paper afterwards. I didn’t wait between wiping and looking (never got in the habit…). Is this an issue?


Answer:

Any bleeding or spotting found within 24 hours of a Pap smear may be disregarded and is considered dam makkah (from a wound).

You should take precautions against any further staining by wearing colored underwear and waiting at least a few seconds after urinating before wiping. See our articles on stains and toilet paper for more details.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.


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