….getting a pap smear while you are pregnant.
I haven’t had one since April ’09 (eek) so they wanted to do one yesterday. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of anyone digging around up there, you know, because I want it to be mellow for the babies, but I figured they would only do it if it was crucial. (Is it? Geez.) Anyway, due to my weeks and weeks of progesterone suppositories, there was a lot of “build-up” that made it difficult to find my cervix. Let’s just say it took both the nurse practitioner AND my doctor some serious digging in their effort to get their sample.
My doctor told me that I might spot or bleed afterward and not to freak out if that happens. (She uses the words Don’t freak out a lot, which is funny, since that’s pretty much my M.O.)
And now I am borderline freaking out. Yep, woke up today and I’ve got tons of little pink tinged bits of Crinone coming out on my toilet paper along with a red/brown tinged background color every time I wipe. UGH!
I’m such a rookie, I should’ve said NFW to the pap. Is it worth it to put a woman through the scary aftermath? But there I was, first time having a real pregnancy appointment, and I just followed orders like a lemming.
So my wonderful high has fizzled a bit, as I fearfully (even more fearfully than usual) make my trips to the bathroom. And I’m afraid to exercise because I don’t want it to get worse. Oh how I hope it stops soon. I have been so lucky to not have any spotting or blood until now (save the little bit here or there on the end of my Crinone applicator each night).
Okay, sorry for the incredibly gross update. Anyone else had a pap that resulted in spotting and brown/pink residue? As you can imagine, when you Google this, the results are all over the scary map. Yuck.