First exam and spotting

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Registered: 09-27-2012
First exam and spotting
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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 2:59pm
I've been spotting since my first pelvic exam today. I'm only 5 weeks+ 1. I know it's supposed to be normal, but I need reassurance. How many of you experienced this spotting? Thanks for the replies!
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Registered: 02-13-2011
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 2:46pm
me three, i had spotting and had no issues.

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Registered: 01-21-2010
Sat, 09-29-2012 - 5:10pm
I had spotting too. Everything went just fine in my pregnancy. :smileyvery-happy:
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Registered: 09-27-2012
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 5:10pm
Thanks, that's reassuring. The spotting has basically stopped now. :smileyhappy:
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Registered: 10-05-2005
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 3:26pm

Spotting after your pelvic exam is to be expected, I am surprised the doctor did not tell your this. Your cervix is more sensitive than normal during pregnancy so spotting pink, a little red, or brown after an exam, sex, or anything else that irritates the cervix is normal. 

I spot after every pap smear so I am probably not the best example, but I spotted after my pelvic exam, after swimming in chlorinated water, and after sex in certain positions.