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Miscarriage after pap smear?

In the last 2 weeks I had to go to urgent care and the emergency room due to the intense bleeding and pain I was in. Two days after having a pap smear, I started (what I thought was) my period. However, I wasn't expecting my period for another 2 weeks and this was unlike ANYTHING I've experienced in the 12 years I've been menstruating.

I didn't have a urine test until a week after the pain started and it wasn't for another week after that where I had a blood test for pregnancy, so right now there's no way of knowing if I was actually pregnant (the doctor in the ER refused to give me an ultrasound). I know my body and I know when something is severely wrong with it. Plus I was having unprotected sex a month before all this happened. I strongly believe I either had a miscarriage or have endometriosis. I'm going to see my doctor soon to rule out endometriosis or possible cyst. If the ultrasound comes back clear, then I really truly believe it was a miscarriage.

What I'm asking, though, is if the pap smear could've initiated any of this? I've been reading other forums and this has happened to MANY other women. Within 24-36 hours, they've also miscarried. I'm sure it's not a significant enough amount to cause alarm, but I'm just wondering if anyone's spoken to a doctor about this or had a similar case?
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replied October 3rd, 2011
Hello,

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It might be possible that you had conceived before the Pap test.You were also having unprotected intercourse so possibility is there.But Pap smear causing miscarriage is not a direct corelation as in the test cells are scraped from the cervical region and implantation in case of pregnancy occurs higher up in the uterus.AFter the test some woman do exhibit bleeding/spotting and it is commmon.
Unfortunatelt now it would be difficult to comment.Kindly visit a Gynaecologist if you have any unusual symptom.
Take care




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