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#1 of 11 Old 11-02-2008, 01:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I know it's normal to have some bloody mucus after an exam. But for DAYS??

I don't know what to think because...

I got a cervical exam on Wednesday and I was 3 cm, 80% effaced.

I had already lost my mucus plug a few days prior to that exam. Well, I'm still very pregnant, typing this, no labor by any means.

After the exam, I have been having very bloody mucus every day since Wednesday- especially after a long walk. It seems to encourage it.

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yep! perfectly normal! (unless of course it`s lots of fresh blood)
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Could be the rest of your mucous plug, sounds like labor is right around the corner.

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obnoxious, but normal. it really does sound like you'll be having that baby soon!
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Just got back from walking. Underwear is COVERED in more gross bloody mucus. It's been 4 days since the exam.

Is this still caused by the exam, I wonder. Don't know, but labor better start soon. I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow.

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Yes, its normal. You can also break blood vessels while they are in there. Then you can have lots of blood. I tend to bleed a lot when I get VEs. With my 3rd I bled for almost 2 weeks straight because my mw checked me then a week later I went to the dr for a BPP and he checked me then I was trying to induce at home. Annoyed the heck out of me. I bleed enough after the birth I don't need to do that much before too!

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Yes, its normal. You can also break blood vessels while they are in there. Then you can have lots of blood. I tend to bleed a lot when I get VEs. With my 3rd I bled for almost 2 weeks straight because my mw checked me then a week later I went to the dr for a BPP and he checked me then I was trying to induce at home. Annoyed the heck out of me. I bleed enough after the birth I don't need to do that much before too!
Ouch! 2 weeks huh?

It's seeming more and more like this is still from the exam. Good grief- I didn't know cervical checks could be so- harsh.

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i lost my mucous plug over several days last time.
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If you're dilating, might some of the blood simply be from broken capillaries as the cervix expands?

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Could be they stripped your membranes while doing the exam and that is causing the added blood and mucus.
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Could be they stripped your membranes while doing the exam and that is causing the added blood and mucus.
That's what I was thinking. When I had my membranes striped there was blood and mucus for several days before labor started, but when I had regular pelvic exams there was nothing like that.
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