One of the most famous exams among women is the touch exam. However, in pregnancy he will become a true friend of the woman, depending on the doctor who accompanies you, it can even be done monthly during prenatal consultations. But do you know why the touch exam is done? What is it for and how is it made? Are you afraid the touch exam will hurt? Is it normal to bleed? We will unveil all the secrets of this exam that may even make the pregnant woman a little worried.
How is the Pregnancy Touch Exam Done?
As in the non-pregnant woman, the touch is done with the patient lying down and with her legs slightly open. The position of the stretcher on which the pregnant woman lies, allows the doctor (obstetrician gynecologist) to have control over the way in which she will insert the fingers and even be able to visualize the vaginal cavity if necessary. With a lubricated glove (sometimes not) he inserts two fingers into the vagina and looks for the cervix. There he can check various conditions of pregnancy and problems that may be happening, an infection or candidiasis for example.
What is the Touch Exam for?
The touch or touch exam is a way of checking through a touch exam, some changes that are happening in the pregnant woman’s cervix. Often through ultrasound it is not possible to detect problems or conditions and several aspects that this examination detects very efficiently. The touch exam checks, among other factors, the dilation, the thickness of the cervix (whether erased or not) and also the possible time it will take for the delivery to happen.
When is the Touch Exam?
The touch exam can be done at any stage of pregnancy, it is a matter of necessity. If there is concern on the part of the doctor, it can be done even in the first weeks of pregnancy to investigate an event such as bleeding for example.
Some doctors do the exam as a routine in the prenatal consultation, while others only do it in extreme cases (at the beginning of pregnancy, until the last weeks of pregnancy ) and only begin to perform the touch if there is a complaint from the patient, or even if childbirth is approaching. For normal childbirth, the touch exam is crucial to know how many dilation fingers the pregnant woman is.
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Does the Touch Exam hurt? Is Bleeding Possible?
It depends. Sensitivity can be directly linked if the pregnant woman has a problem. Normally the touch of the cervix performed in the office can cause not pain, but an extremely strong pressure sensation in the lower abdomen.
Some women report this feeling by comparing it as a very deep penetration . In fact, penetration without excitement can cause a similar sensation.
Depending on the professional who performs the touch exam, you may also feel more or less pain beyond those expected by the possible problem existing in the pregnant woman’s vagina and cervix. Pain is a relative element, some may feel more than others, but pain is not something unbearable.
If it causes a lot of pain, something is wrong. It is also possible to have a strange sensation after the exam, it seems that you had sex with deep and intense penetration. It can also resemble a feeling that there is a tampon, but it will soon pass.
Bleeding is now a recurring complaint from pregnant women. But it does not mean that something is wrong. It can happen because something “nudged” the cervix and may have one or another broken spider vein, or even cause bleeding from the swelling of the uterus, but the amount should not be too large.
If so, it is best to check with a doctor what is going on. The same thing can happen in sexual intercourse and, of course, scare the woman. However, it is important to say that a doctor should be consulted if this occurs.
Touching at home should also not be attempted, only a specialist doctor trained to do so should do so. Remember the risks surrounding this test, a premature birth or even a miscarriage. The touch exam complements other exams. Talk to your doctor and ask your questions.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.