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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 16:17 PM   1
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Scared-pressure, Dark purple tissue protruding from vagina (UPDATE)


I am very nervous and hoping someone might have some experience with this. I can't find info at all when I google.

Not sure if it is all related, but for the past couple of weeks, I have been experiencing sharp, shooting pains in the area that I would guess is my cervix. This weekend, the frequency of them has gone way up. The baby has been sitting super low for quite a while, and I notice that I get more of these pains when she is moving.

I have also been experiencing increasing pressure in my vaginal/pelvic area and also right below my bump. Today, I took a look with a mirror. To my surprise, there is a very dark purple lump of tissue protruding at my vaginal opening. I immediately phoned my doctor. She told me that I need to go get checked out asap. She said I could either go into the emergency room tonight or wait until in the morning and be seen at the OB office. She said if I stay home, take it easy and of course watch out for more troubling symptoms and go immediately to the emergency room if I see any signs of preterm labor. Since the emergency room is SOOOO expensive (last time I went I ended up having to pay over $800 out of pocket), I have chosen to wait until tomorrow.

Of course, I have been googling like crazy and can't find a thing that sounds exactly like what is going on with me. Anyone have any ideas? The wait is already killing me!



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 16:23 PM   2
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The sharp pains in your cervix are probably from your baby bouncing her head into it. They're annoying... and painful... but overall, a good sign, really. I would guess that is unrelated.

The dark protruding thing... I've read you can get varicose veins in and around your vagina from the pressure of the baby. I don't think they are usually a problem, so that is one thing it could be.

There was a member on here a while back who had blood clots down there and had to get them surgically removed in an emergency surgery. I recall she said those were dark spots, but I can't remember if she said they protruded at all.

Sorry, I don't know if that was helpful at all. Hopefully tomorrow you'll find that its nothing serious.



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 16:28 PM   3
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Thanks for the info. It seems rather large for a varicose vein (it seems like a large area), but then again I've never seen a vaginal varicose vein!

Blood clot- sounds scary. I'll google it.

I just wish tomorrow would get here so I can go get checked out.



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 16:28 PM   4
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I hate to say it because I know how expensive the ER is ($1,000 out of pocket for damn stitches - in there less than an hour and a half!!!!) but I would go to the ER. Or call labor and delivery and ask if you can come directly there. A lot of times they don't charge you the same as an ER would. I've also found that if you tell them this is going to be out of your pocket and just want the absolute bare minimum, they won't do anything other than what is absolutely necessary.

I would go. Something protruding out of your vagina is not normal and you will be stressed and worried all night.

Good luck and please keep us updated. I'll be checking back all night and I'll keep you in my thoughts!



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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 16:29 PM   5
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I would just worry it's the umbilical cord which is a major emergency and the baby needs to come out now. I would go the emergency room if you can at all afford it or the hospital labor ward you are going to deliver at.



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 19:12 PM   6
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I agree that it sounds like a varicose vein... It's like a vaginal hemmorhoid. lol... Sounds gross, but it is just from the baby engaging and being so heavy.



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 20:29 PM   7
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I would be very careful - i am worried this might be the umbilical cord... My doctor has stressed if I saw anything that could resemble this that I am to call 911 and not even risk driving to the hospital.

Maybe call labour and delivery and ask them which of the suggestions the mass you are describing is closest to?



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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 20:53 PM   8
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Im not sure what could be wrong but if the mw thinks you could wait til morning she might not think its that bad. i remember the member with the blood clot and i believe she did say it protruded



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 21:45 PM   9
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you should get checked as soon as possible, I read a post from a lady she said she was getting shooting pains down there took a mirror and saw "something purple" she went to get checked and had to have them removed bc it was a blood clot, if she had waited she would have ended in alot of trouble. Hope you can get it sort it out, and not to be something major



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 22:26 PM   10
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Hi ladies, I went on in to the ER to get checked out. I am so relieved I did and now have peace of mind. It ended up being my bladder. The pressure of my LO is pushing my bladder down (I guess you could call it a light vaginal prolapse). Anyway, she said that it is not dangerous... just uncomfortable. She said after I deliver, I will need to do regular kegal exercises, as this is a sign that the vaginal wall is weaker than it should be. Until then, she said just hang in there. Everything else looked good. Cervix was high and closed. Mucus plug was intact.

Big relief. Thanks everyone for your advice



 
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