7.22.2010

Appointment update

Sorry this is so late in coming! After my appt, hubs and I ran some errands then came home and vegged out. I never was very good at completing my assignments on time!

Anyway, everything appears to be fine. First off, although I did pee in a cup, the doc - or rather, nurse midwife - didn't do a pee test. Apparently the four I've already taken (the most recent one being last week) sufficed. She did order a bunch of bloodwork, which I had taken this afternoon. I told her about the spotting/dark discharge from the other day and she wasn't concerned about it at all. She said it could very well have been irritation from DTD, and started talking about how some women bleed even more, like their bodies "forget" they're not suppose to have periods or something. But anyway, sounds like it was nothing to worry about.

She also did a pap, and now I have slightly more spotting; only when I wipe and it's still light brown in color, but enough to freak a person out. And of course I didn't notice the spotting until their office was already closed, so I'm planning on calling in the morning just to make sure there's nothing to worry about. I talked to my mom and she was ticked they even did a pap, and was convinced that's why I'm spotting now. She also doesn't think I should get an internal ultrasound for the same reason, but I scheduled one for Monday anyway. I guess I'll ask tomorrow whether that can cause more spotting, just so I'm prepared.

So that's about it. I think I might shop around for another doctor. I like all of the doctors at this office well enough, but it's a tad impersonal and rushed. My SIL loves her OB and said they have an ultrasound machine in the office, so I'm going to see if they take my insurance there and maybe switch. We'll see.

And now I'm going to continue vegging out. I hope you all had a wonderful Thursday! Today's my last day of my twenties!!! OMG! Someone have a drink for me! ;)

8 comments:

Allison said...

Happy birthday!!!

Thanks for the update... FINALLY. ;) Yes, you need a doctor with an u/s in the office!

Glad the check-up was good - I'm sure the pap is the cause of the spotting... I always have Spot afterwards, and that's without a tender cervix.

Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

I'm so excited for you! I had a pap done at 9 weeks (just because it was my yearly time for it). It kind of drives me crazy when you are worried about things and the doctors are just kind of blasé about it. I'm sorry, they've chosen a medical field where women have issues and what answers. And good answers.

elephantscanremember said...

That's great news! I hope you have a terrific birthday.

Emily said...

Yay! Sounds like a good appointment!! Try not to worry about the spotting, sounds like your cervix gets irritated easily, which may be causing the spotting! Good luck and keep us posted!!

Oh, and Happy Birthday Girl!!!

Misty Dawn said...

It is totally normal to spot after a pap when PG. They always do a pap at the beginning of a PG, its normal. Theres nothing that an internal u/s will do to you, its just a wand and they aren't sticking it in your cervix, it just goes in the vaginal canal. I'm glad everything went well.

Daisy83808 said...

I always have spotting when I get a PAP. I was told that the reason is they take a sample of your cervix to test it. So the spot they take can bleed. Don't worry! And I've never heard of someone having a m/c from a vag u/s.

M said...

I spotted for over a week after my pap at 12 weeks. It SUCKED just because of the mind games it plays.

Transvag u/s shoudl be no big deal. I'm SO excited for you!!

Sweet Pea said...

Happy to hear all is well. Hopefully the spotting should ease up soon for you !

Happy Birthday !!!