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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 08:58 AM   5251
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my bleeding is pretty much gone. my doctor said i didnt have much during the procedure and he has seen more. so is a TVU bad for the stitch? i am supposed to get one at 16 weeks. also.. i have been taking vaginal suppositories since 5 weeks. anyway when i started them my dr told me to clean out any "build up" with my fingers so the next dose can absorb. its called crinone and it builds up its gross. but do you think its a bad idea to go poking around in there with my fingers right now? cause i do!
I don't think there is an issue with a TVU after the stitch. I have had quite a few since mine. In fact, the more accurate way that they can get an actual length reading of your cervix is by a TVU. I am also on the Crinone and I hate the way it builds up; however, my doctor told me different than yours. She does not want me putting my fingers up there to prevent getting any sort of infection. Since I already have to put the applicator in there (carefully) when I am pulling it out, I lightly wiggle it around a little to see if it will pull some of that stuff out. Usually when I go to my doctor, she will really clean some of it out. I have been on the Crinone for about 13 weeks now and so far so good. I was told that Crinone is some of the best stuff out there right now to help your cervix.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 09:05 AM   5252
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im having some back pain. nothing intense.. should i call my dr?
If this is your second day after you cerclage and the pain is not intense, then you are more than likely okay. I would be worried more if it felt like really bad menstrual cramps. You might want to call your doctor just to ease your mind though. I call my doctors anytime I have a question or am really worried about something. I think they know who I am now. LoL.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 09:16 AM   5253
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lol.. no it does not feel like period cramps.. my doctor seems so relaxed about everything. he does not even want me on bed rest. =\ i trust him but it just worries me. it is good to hear that about the crinone. i have been on it since 5 weeks due to low progesterone. i really think i would have had a mC after. my doctor says its up to me if i want to continue the crinone or switch to p17 shots . do you think crinone is better?



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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 09:32 AM   5254
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lol.. no it does not feel like period cramps.. my doctor seems so relaxed about everything. he does not even want me on bed rest. =\ i trust him but it just worries me. it is good to hear that about the crinone. i have been on it since 5 weeks due to low progesterone. i really think i would have had a mC after. my doctor says its up to me if i want to continue the crinone or switch to p17 shots . do you think crinone is better?
My normal OBGYN and high risk doctor both seem to think that the Crinone works a little better than the shots. I think that this is due to the fact that it goes directly to your cervix. I don't have any experience with the p17 shots, but I have seen several ladies on here that have used them and did just as good too.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 09:52 AM   5255
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the p17 shots are much more expensive. ill talk to my dr. to be honest id love not to have the build up. it really grosses me out =[ i just feel like my dr is crazy lol!! he has done over 100 succesful cerclages. He gave me no restrictions but no lifting, stay in bed (just yesterday) and to juts take it easy over all. He has no problem with me working and even told me i can have sex in a week. I wont be doing that.

so i have another question. my pre natals make me constipated. can straining to go affect the cerclage??



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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 10:13 AM   5256
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the p17 shots are much more expensive. ill talk to my dr. to be honest id love not to have the build up. it really grosses me out =[ i just feel like my dr is crazy lol!! he has done over 100 succesful cerclages. He gave me no restrictions but no lifting, stay in bed (just yesterday) and to juts take it easy over all. He has no problem with me working and even told me i can have sex in a week. I wont be doing that.

so i have another question. my pre natals make me constipated. can straining to go affect the cerclage??
I know what you mean about the Crinone being gross, but I guess I am just used to it now. It has become a routine for me and the more I use it, the less I think about it these days.

I too have been so worried about the constipation thing for a while now, but sometimes straining is almost impossible to avoid, even with meds to help. Tmi, but I have had a couple times where I was stuck on the toilet for almost 45 minutes praying that something would happen. My doctor did not seem to worried about it; although, they did say to be careful with straining just because you don't want the added pressure and hemorrhoids. Also, I noticed that I get heartburn a lot worse when I am constipated...Guess that is because things are not moving out as quickly. I was so worried that I would pop my stitch or something, but was told that was highly unlikely. I am now taking Colace (stool softener) once a night, eating a prune (just one since they are so nasty to me) in the morning and trying to drink lots of water throughout the day. This has really helped a lot! My doctors also said that Miralax works really well, but I have yet to try that. You might also see if you can find a different prenatal that does not have as much iron in it, unless you are anemic. The extra iron can really cause constipation.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 12:46 PM   5257
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i am not anemic but i do carry a hemoglobin variant called hemoglobin chicago. couldn't tell you much about it since no doctors know about it. all i know is i carry it and so does my mother (thats why i have it hehe) and its not a problem unless i have a baby with someone who carries it as well (fiancee has been tested) it causes no health issues for me and never would have found out about it had i not gotten pregnant with Sophia. it came up on the 12 panel blood test. however it can lead to anemia somehow ????? so my dr likes me to take the iron. i wish i knew more about it. i even went to a hematologist. she said shes never heard of it in her life and told me all that i already knew about it.. it is kind of like a smaller trait of sicle cell and thallasemia but for Mediterraneans. anyway i am also worried about the constipation. i drink tons of water. i cant even stand the thought of prunes lol! my dr said kiwi could work. i do have colace. its okay to take that once a day then?



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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 12:58 PM   5258
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i am not anemic but i do carry a hemoglobin variant called hemoglobin chicago. couldn't tell you much about it since no doctors know about it. all i know is i carry it and so does my mother (thats why i have it hehe) and its not a problem unless i have a baby with someone who carries it as well (fiancee has been tested) it causes no health issues for me and never would have found out about it had i not gotten pregnant with Sophia. it came up on the 12 panel blood test. however it can lead to anemia somehow ????? so my dr likes me to take the iron. i wish i knew more about it. i even went to a hematologist. she said shes never heard of it in her life and told me all that i already knew about it.. it is kind of like a smaller trait of sicle cell and thallasemia but for Mediterraneans. anyway i am also worried about the constipation. i drink tons of water. i cant even stand the thought of prunes lol! my dr said kiwi could work. i do have colace. its okay to take that once a day then?
I was told that I can take Colace on a daily basis. I only take one, not two, even though the directions say you can take two. Although, I think that if you get more fiber and eat foods that make you go, then you might not need to take it every day. I had to kind of find a balance.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 14:23 PM   5259
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Hi lovely ladies

Ich - back, abdominal, and pelvic pain are all normal after the surgery, as are menstrual like cramps and tightenings so please don't be alarmed. You have had surgery after all and should expect some kick back from it. If the stitch placement were to cause problems, it would be full on ptl with strong, regular cramps and masses of bleeding. I haven't heard of this happening to anyone yet who has had an elective cerclage. Bleeding too is scant and minimal after stitch, and is more mucusy and brown much like the end of a period.

I would opt for the crinone Hun, it does act directly on the cervix and has shown brilliant results - that's if you can tolerate the 'gunk'. Putting clean fingers gently inside won't do much to affect your cervix and should be fine.

As for tvu, I had my first one at 15wks - 2wks after stitch placement. The probe won't hurt baby or stitch at all. I had one every 3wks and it was painless and harmless xx



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 15:05 PM   5260
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hi ladys i have been on antibiotics and got thrush from it but im worried about putting a pessay up me as when i had my stitch placed i was 1cm dilated do you think it will be ok or should i not do it i have spoke to a midwife and they said should be fine but im not sure xxxx



 
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