Hi- As some of you might know I have been having really bad period pains for the last 10 days. I was booked into see my Community MW today and when she looked at me she said I looked like death warmed up (cheers!!!) anyway- 10 nights without sleep takes it's toll. Because of the pain etc she recommended and early sweep- only if she could feel my cervix and it was doing what it should be doing. Well she said it was really soft and low down and I was 1 cm dilated- so she said I met the protocol for having an early sweep- it was quite painful and increased the period pain no end. I'm just glad that the last week of pain hasn't been in vain, that my body was doing something Anyway, I got back home and went to the bathroom and I am bleeding- have any of you ladies who have had a sweep (early on overdue) had any blood after one? It's not bright red- but it's not brown either. I rang the hosp and they said if it continues after a few hours to go in. The CMW mentioned I would be in pain, but nothing about blood.