So I had my 35 week appointment today and all was well. Blood pressure was normal (I posted the other day, worried about pre-e for various reasons.) Weight gain is good. Measuring on track. All the good stuff.
Then she did an internal and had to reach pretty high to find my cervix and said it's still closed and thick, no action there but that LO is head down. She reminded me that I'll likely spot due to the exam and I figured as much even though I hadn't bled from previous internals.
Sure enough I get home and go to the bathroom and there's blood. I know that's to be expected but there was some clot-like pieces and some mucus-y/stringy-looking bits of blood, I wiped several times and there was some on each wipe. It's not a lot and it's probably nothing but she didn't mention that so I'm curious if it means anything or if it's par for the course?
I've been feeling more sore and in pain than ever today but she kinda shooed me on my way as she's leaving for spring break soon so I didn't get the chance to discuss it much. She just said I'm a trooper for dealing with the pelvic pain since November and that it's almost over. But I've been having sharp pains in my hip. At one point, I stopped me in my tracks and nearly brought me to my knees but hasn't been as severe since. I figured LO was just laying on a nerve.
And now that I'm home, I feel like my period is on it's way... kind of crampy but not contracting. She had mentioned that I shouldn't be concerned with the spotting unless I started contracting every 5 minutes for an hour or something else and I don't recall what the something else was... I think it had to do with how long the spotting lasted.
So after all that... my question is what's the deal with the stringy/globby blood in my spotting and should I be concerned with the pain and impending-period feeling since my cervix was closed and all that jazz?
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