Unexpected OB visit today (little TMI)

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Unexpected OB visit today (little TMI)

After contracting quite a bit yesterday, today was no different. Finally, I talked myself in to calling my OB. He worked me in. Cervix is still closed and long. We talked about my discharge and I told him it had been nothing different other than increased. Well, when he checked me, there was quite a bit of brown, dark blood on his glove from my cervix. He did a fetal fibronectin swab to see if I would go into labor in the next 2 wks. That was negative. So, he doesn't know why I'm contracting so much. I have no UTI symptoms so he doesn't think that is the problem. He told me to keep doing what I'm doing and if anything changes we will re-evaluate. So, I go back in 2 wks for my regular visit.

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I'm glad you went in and got checked. That's great news that everything looks good! I hope the contractions give you a break.

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From what I understand, that test is most accurate if the cervix has not been touched for 24 hours. You might want to do a little research into that.

I hope the contractions and bleeding go away and leave you alone!

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hope things settle down for you!

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I hope u start feeling better. Glad that everything looks ok tho.

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Glad to hear that your cervix is still looking good. Hopefully there won't be any more blood and the contractions ease up.

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I'm glad you went in and got checked out... if for nothing else peace of mind. I'm glad everything looks good though. Hope the bleeding and contractions ease up. That doesn't sound like fun at all.

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Glad everything seems to be alright, hang in there!

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"jonibug" wrote:

From what I understand, that test is most accurate if the cervix has not been touched for 24 hours. You might want to do a little research into that.

I hope the contractions and bleeding go away and leave you alone!

You are right. You can't have intercourse for 24-72 hours before having this done. No cervical exam before hand either. All that was was okay though. Unfortunately for DH, I couldn't tell you the last time we DTD. LOL!

Thanks ladies! Been up for a little bit this morning and had a couple already. I'm going to get up and do some laundry and straighten up. I don't notice them as much when I'm busy. Then, I have a few errands to do. We got the pool up and going yesterday so we will swim this afternoon.

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Glad that all seems to be ok!

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Glad all is well. I feel you on the ocntractions thing, I am having the same issue and they told me the same thing. Just stay off my feet if they start up and hydrate. Only if they are consistent and get worse should I worry. Even thou it sucks I'm glad I'm not the only one with this.

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Hurray for closed and long, and a negative fibronectin! Hope it eases up for you.