bleeding after being checked

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Registered: 02-13-2011
bleeding after being checked
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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 11:16am

i'm 37 weeks and was in this morning for my weekly appointment.  i had him check me (hoping for progress since last week).  doc saw a tiny spot on his glove after checking me and said i might see some light spotting.  used the restroom a bit ago and was surprised to see bright red blood on my panty liner, on the toilet paper and in the bowl.  not massive amounts of blood, but definitely more than what i'd consider to be "light" spotting.  called my doc and got a call back from a nurse.  she said it's not unusual since i'm dilated to a 2 and the blood levels are higher.  baby is still active, and everything was fine at my appointment 2 hours ago.  still, it's a little scary to see bright red blood!  i feel somewhat reassured to know that it's normal, and she asked me to update her in about half an hour.

has anyone else experienced bleeding after being checked in the final weeks?

Diane

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

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Registered: 05-18-2010
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 2:13pm

Sorry I'm responding so late. Did it turn out to be no big deal?

I didn't bleed that late but I know my cervix was always sensitive and would easily. Hence why I was put on pelvic rest for most of my third trimester.  Hopefully it was just from the check and resolved itself. Glad to hear they were taking it seriously and keeping in contact with you.

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 9:16am

yes, everything turned out to be fine.  bleeding that first day and spotting the next day, but baby is still active and seems to be doing well.  i go in again tomorrow for my weekly exam.  i'm not sure if they plan to, but i'll probably have them check me again (hopefully we'll have progressed this time!) and will plan to not get scared if i bleed from it again...

Diane

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

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:08pm

Glad to hear all is well. You are getting so close! Keeping my fingers crossed for some progress.

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