28w pap and pelvic exam...Is this normal!? Do I need one at 28w when I had one at 8w!?
So, I see my ob every four weeks and at 24w, he told me about my glucose test that I would be taking at 28w and that was that. My glucose is scheduled for Monday and I have an appoinment with him for my 28w appointment on Tuesday. I just got something in the mail today to confirm my appointment for a pap and a pelvic exam!?
He gave me a pap at 8w pregnant and there were no abnormalities...Why on earth am I getting another and isn't it early for a pelvic exam?
I was hoping to get some input from you ladies before I call tomorrow to question if this is accurate...
Maybe it is just a generic reminder card that they send out to all their patients. You are only suppose to have one pap per year, unless something was wrong with your first one. I would question it but it is most likely a mistake on their end.
My doctor did not do any kind of "exam" until the final weeks, just to see if Cooper had turned. I agree I would not want anything unnecessary up there either. It is just seems odd, that is why I still think it was an accident.
I'm going to call tomorrow a.m. to ask about it, but I just wanted to know if other ladies had pelvic exams so early on...I think the pap scheduled had to be a fluke because I had one with my first pregnancy last December, and then he did another one with this pregnancy when I was 8w and it was only 7 months after my pap I had with my first pregnancy.
Hopefully the pelvic exam on the confirmation is a fluke too! I'll update tomorrow to let you know what's up!
I've had a few pelvic exams so far, two paps also, one in the beginning of my pregnancy then one about a week ago because I thought I was leaking fluid, I've had about 3 pelvic exams so far and I'm only 15W3D - my pregnancy is going completely normal too, so, who knows :]
28 weeks is kinda early, but they do a "pap" or a swab to check for beta strep. But 28 weeks is a little early for that I think. I just had my 28 weeks appt. yesturday and it was just a normal one, except it's when they schedule classes and tours at our hospital. It could really be a mistake. They didn't start checking me until I was 38 weeks and thats also when the dr did the beta. I would call if I were you to just make sure.
He usually tells me what the next appointment is for and goes over stuff like that/this with me that is why I was so confused when I opened up my mail and got this pap/pelvic exam confirmation! It is driving me slightly crazy lol I can't wait to call and get it figured out!
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