Anyone bleed/spot after intercourse at this stage?

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Anyone bleed/spot after intercourse at this stage?

I am home but I plan to visit the ER just to make certain we are both good once DH gets home. For the last several evenings I've been having a mild ache/pain all across the lower part of my stomach and it is in my back as well.....just like pre-term labor does. Except it's not harsh contractions like I have had in the past. More like dull ache contractions that lead into my lower back Sad

We had intercourse this am and I found that apparently my cervix must be ticked off at us because I had quite a bit of light blood and very slippery discharge with it. It is decreasing...almost completely stopped, but not quite. I am waiting on DH to get home as right now we are down to one vehicle....and he has it. It would be impossible to go to our local ER with two little ones by myself anyway, so waiting on him this evening. I will update...probably very late, as our ER sometimes takes forever to release you...sometimes you're in and out, so who knows. I don't think they will send me to L&D here though. It's a tiny community hospital close to me, so I figure they will just do what they will do in the ER.

Who has dealt with this at this stage of pregnancy?? I have had this happen early on, and numerous weeks less than what I am now, but I don't recall it happening at over 15 weeks.

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I can not relate but I wanted to give ya a great BIG (HuG) Hope all is well

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:bighug:

I haven't had any spotting, but I've heard it's normal after DTD. I hope everything is ok, KUP!

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Thank you Roni and Amanda. My DH just called on his break. He is on his way home so I can go get checked out. I will update as soon as I get back.

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Spotting and cramping after intercourse is normal.
But if it makes you uneasy, you should always be safe rather than sorry!

I just went threw this (though not after sex), I hope for you it is just cramping and nothing more!

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I had the same problem with my last DD and it is quite normal to have spotting after intercourse, but I agree totally for piece of mind go get checked out hun Smile

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I hope all is well!
:bigarmhug:

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers, and encouragement. I was finally seen after waiting in the lobby....it was 2pm before they even called me to a room in the back.

Doc wanted to do internal exam, I refused. She did get u/s in there and I saw baby moving around and saw/heard heart beat...it is 150 Smile Tech gave me two pics I will have to take pics of and post when I have a chance to (my scanner quit working a couple months ago).

Their machine sucks, and the doc had told the tech to do a cervical length check with vaginal u/s....I refused that part. I wanted nothing inserted into my vagina....period!! With my old doc, the tech was awesome...he easily got measurements even with the abdominal u/s...this one couldn't. Oh well.

Doc come back in finally and tells me that it is hard to tell with the u/s being that it was not a vaginal u/s, but it looks to be that my placenta is covering my cervix. She says it looks complete to her (placenta previa). She said I still have a little bit of time being at 15 and a half weeks, but she doesn't see it changing. I've BTDT before with several of my pregnancies, so we will see (by my gender u/s, they had all moved up, so please pray this one does too).

Lol, she then says If that makes you feel any better about a c-section we can get you seen with a doctor who delivers here....she then looks at me and it clicks that I am not amused by her statements, and she says...orrr not! They can always get you thru emergency room and they are always ready and able to do a crash c-section upstairs.

Oh my...I'm wondering where her imagination ends and stupidity just gives up. So, I get to go home on pelvic rest and bed rest. I got to leave at 3:30pm. Got home around 4pm.

I am taking it easy...pelvic rest and lying down.....no lifting, no intercourse or stimulation, etc,etc.....just as I have had to do in the past. I'm listening to her to an extent...because I know it has happened in the past and by doing what I was told to do, we got through it and things were good.

I have an appointment in a couple of weeks to see a doc....no, not one that delivers only c-section at the local hack ya up hospital,lol! Not really funny but dang, I need humor or I'll become depressed. I'm not interested in that docs musings, so I'll stick with getting the facts and we will see. I do plan to pick up (or see if DH can pick it up. Hope they allow him to) the reports from the other doc on the u/s.

Until then, I'll be reading and posting when I can. I absolutely hate the net book I have so I will def. be reading...maybe not posting as much as I'd like.

:bigarmhug:

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Well I'm glad everything is ok right now. I'll send you placenta moving vibes!!!! Sorry about the doc Sad

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glad everything is relatively ok. sorry about the placenta but hopefully they keep checking you. just read from a girl whose moved enough out of the way by 30 wks so you've still got lots of time :). take it easy!

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Im glad ur LO is well!

Like Elin Ill be sending move the placenta vibes!!

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But, I started spotting at 12 weeks with my daughter, Mady. Turns out I had partial previa and the spotting continued until about 32 weeks, when my placenta finally moved up. I was put on pelvic rest for awhile (a couple weeks, maybe), but then they lifted the restrictions and let me do things normally - even though I was still spotting. It was really stressful, but turned out just fine. Best of luck and try not to worry! Smile

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I'm glad to hear that everything is OK! Take it easy!

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Hmmm It sounds like they are not sure that you have that problem because they couldn’t view down under.. I get vaginal U/S every two weeks at my high risk doctor so that they can check my cervical length and I was told that is the most accurate way to get measurement. I was told that there is no harm for the baby or to my body. Perhaps maybe think about get the U/S done that way so you’re not stressed over their guess. I hope you don’t take me wrong I would just hate to stress over a c-section or have a c-section when not knowing the entire truth. But then again like others have said it most likely will move up Smile

((HUGS)) get plenty of rest Smile

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Exactly! It seems more of a guess than anything...and her comment concerning "making me feel better about a local doc cause I'd have to have a section" is ridiculous! I was not amused nor did I feel any different about her assumptions.

I am the type that looks for the whole truth in a doctor's statements and such. I HAVE to see, with my own eyes, and have many many different tests(u/s's) and the actual measurements each time to see the actual implications. I'm not running for a section based on one doc's "opinion" from crappy u/s. Especially in an ER. I do know it is low....I've BTDT many times already....and it has moved up by my gender u/s at 20-22 weeks along in the past...so, no matter what, I will stay positive that it will move.

I hurt when I walk very low, I can feel the pressure of the placenta, if that makes sense. Anyone who has had this happen time and again and has had normal placed placentas will know what I mean. It feels different....and when it is low/covering your cervix, it does have some pressure and even pain associated with it. When I walk for a minute and then sit, I get pain down there....when I lie down and get up, same thing. When you walk, it is a heaviness in the lower part of your abdomen and vaginal area. It feels as if it's the same as when you go into labor and feel that heavy feeling like the baby is going to come out....that's the feeling a placenta covering a cervix has...in case anyone is wondering. That's my way of explaining it on a personal level anyway.

I asked early on at my 6 week u/s if the baby was implanted low or high....I was told (and could see for myself) that the baby was a long way away from my cervix...planted nice and high. So, I will take things as they come...with proof Wink I didn't want the ER doing the vaginal u/s....but I am seeing an OB/GYN for a consult (which I'm told is also a first visit,lol) in a couple weeks. I plan to talk to him about all of this and see if he will do the vaginal u/s and give me measurements. I refuse to just listen and go along with the ER doc. The only thing I will do, since I've experienced this numerous times and understand what it feels like when the placenta is low-lying(my words, not the doc), and know that it is low, is to stay on pelvic rest and bed rest until I personally feel better Wink That's the best I can do right now. In the past when this has happened my doc put me on both, so I'll do what will help.

I appreciate all of your thoughts and placenta moving up vibes :bigarmhug: I have felt quite alone in this whole situation and feel better knowing I have friends and pregnancy buddies I can count on for positive vibes, thoughts, prayers, ideas and just being here for me. Thank you! Each of you are appreciated.

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Oh, forgot to say...

Roni, I did not take your post in any way as wrong, negative, or hurtful :bigarmhug: You are being honest and stating facts....darlin', I totally agree...never agree to a c-section unless it's medically necessary Smile

That's my plight....a VBAMC Smile I had no choices that I knew of in previous pregnancies...now I do Smile I am leery of doctors...especially OB/GYNs because they like to lie...mine did...others have, and more will continue to. Sad, but true.