your MW should be taking your worries seriously. i would book an appointment to see my GP and refuse to leave until it was properly checked out. i too had a colposcopy and biopsy last year - and it has been a worry at the back of my mind, but i don't have the symptoms you do. be forceful! x
Thank you Ruby, I have been for 2 extra scans because of the spotting, they can't see what's causing it but they just won't check the cervix?! I don't even know if spotting is a sign of incompetent cervix or not...
I went into preterm labour with my son due to IC. Sadly, it took losing a baby to realise I have this condition. I can't pin point signs and symptoms of IC, but I do remember having sharp period like pain in my abdomen in first tri. Eventually they went away and they only returned when I was in labour. Never had spotting though.
Right now I have a stitch in place to prevent a repeated episode.
I’m not necessariy saying you have IC, but if you are worried that you might, I would strongly push for a test. Better safe than sorry hun.
I'm scheduled a pre-term labour risk scan at 23 weeks - is that the same as what you mean? I was told they do a scan and measure the length of the cervix or something like that. It's routine in my area and I'm not sure whether to have it or not as my last 2 pregnancies went 10 days and 13 days over so I really don't think I'm at risk. Then again, better safe than sorry. (hope that doesn't read as insensitive to anyone as it's not meant to be)
If you're worried then definately push for it, if some areas can do it as routine then surely all should at least take it seriously? Good luck x x
Most doctors won't really test for it unless there's a reason. I never was tested for it with DS, but my midwife has been keeping an eye on my cervix this time around as I had a LEEP and there's a chance that my cervix may become incompetent. Usually, your doc can tell just by checking your cervix whether it's shortening or not, or whether your cervix is changing (effacing or dilating) too early. I actually had a scan to measure my cervix because of the LEEP but my midwife had told me that I probably didn't have anything to worry about beforehand since every time she's checked my cervix it was long and closed.
They say you may have some spotting, but I don't know of any definite signs or symptoms. However, if you're having cramping or pressure low down in your belly then I'd call your doctor...my midwife told me that that could be a sign of your cervix dilating and preterm labor.
Hopefully, your doc will put your mind at ease by at least checking your cervix.
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