How crampy do you get with a cervix exam? omg

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Registered: 12-14-2008
How crampy do you get with a cervix exam? omg
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 8:33pm

I am in alot of pain from just having my cervix checked. This stinks. I may not have the membranes stripped..i heard that hurts worse..Oh god help. lol this is no pap smear feeling!

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Registered: 01-07-2011
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:23pm
I get crampy after getting my cervix checked about half the time. Last week when I was checked, I was really crampy. I was checked today and I barely notice anything. Maybe it depends how agressive they are checking? I have never had my membranes stripped so I can't say how it compares to having your cervix checked.
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Registered: 07-16-2009
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 11:13pm

In general, you should not feel crampy at all from a cervix exam.

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 7:23am

i don't have any bleeding. She was an experienced mid wife (who stopped delivering babies the last 3 yrs or so). She wasn't a spring chicken haha. My cervix is high i think (she said look how long it took for me to get to baby's head).

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Registered: 05-02-2005
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 7:45am
I had my cervix checked yesterday too. I was extremely sore after, just to walk or sit. I had contractions last night from midnight till 2 am, ranging from 6 to 12 minutes apart...I fell asleep and woke this morning feeling fine. The Dr. "stretched" my cervix while checking me (whatever that means) Owww, it wasn't nice!
Really thought the baby was coming last night though!!!
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Registered: 12-11-2007
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 7:50am

Last week when I had my cervix checked and my doc did a really thorough job of checking whether the baby was head down (lol..meaning I thought he was trying to push the head out himself!!) I cramped and had contractions for an entire 3 days!! It was awful..

But yesterday I had things checked, not for the head down part, and it caused no cramping afterwards or anything..

I think unless you have some major cramping with bleeding then it's completely normal (at least it usually is for me)...

Hoping it goes away soon..

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 8:24am

I am sure its normal..Just not pleasant!! I still feel not right (like i had

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Registered: 11-30-2007
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 12:22am
i always have pain after getting a cervix check, and i always start having contractions afterwards.
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Registered: 12-14-2008
Thu, 06-30-2011 - 7:25am

Yeah i am having contractions now more so since the exam (had really bad ones before bed last night!)

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Registered: 04-03-2008
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 7:02pm

With DD#1 I never had any cramps at all.

However with this one, the first two times I was checked, nada. This last time, though, yikes! Cramped on and off for the rest of the day afterward. Probably b/c the np had to check for position- we thought the little firecracker had moved transverse so we had to check for the head. Luckily she was head-down, though...