Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.
While pregnant, any manipulation of the cervix
(intercourse, pap smear
, etc.) can cause a small amount of bleeding. For the first 24 hours after the pap smear, I would blame the bleeding on the pap smear. After that, it should be considered "bleeding in the first trimester" and is best evaluated with an ultrasound
to make sure that there is not evidence of miscarriage
. Also, if you have not had an ultrasound, then this is indcated to rule out an ectopic pregnancy
(a pregnancy in the tube) which often present as bleeding in the first trimester.
I hope that this helps. Good luck!