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#1 of 4 Old 10-22-2010, 01:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm a doula and my client is seeing a doctor. She got checked and she did mention that it hurt and was uncomfortable and that the doc was in a hurry too.... she bled for two days after, not pools of blood but it was bright red and very much "there", she had to wear pads. She did call the doc and nurse but they didn't seem concerned at all.... She is 37 weeks.

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I haven't but it is common enough that it is considered "normal" I guess. Same thing can happen from sex. Is it possible that the doctor attempted to do a sweep on her? It is more common from that then just a VE I think.
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Bleeding after a vaginal exam is pretty normal. If it were my client, I would remind her that she does not have to consent to any vaginal exams and encourage her to decide for herself whether she wants them done.

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I wouldn't call bleeding after vag exam 'normal' unless the exam was rough, or a sweep was done. Both of which are highly likely for a woman getting a needless VE at 37wks. Of course, the bleeding you describe may not be 'normal' IMO, but seems to be non-problematic anyway.

Definitely agree that informed consent is needed here. Maybe this mom would be happy to have VE, even knowing they are needless and do not provide any important information. But the choice should be hers, something she wants--NOT something done to her routinely and without consent.
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