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July 22nd, 2010, 08:16 AM
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At my last appointment my doctor told me that he would be doing a vaginal and anal swab for Strep B at my next appointment. I've never had an anal swab done and this is totally freaking me out! I so don't want to do it, but I know I have to..

Has anyone done this before? Is it bad? What should I expect?
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:27 AM
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At least its not a stool sample!!! Don't know anything though....never heard of it. However I do know your rectum is the place to absorb things the fastest.
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:30 AM
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At least its not a stool sample!!! Don't know anything though....never heard of it. However I do know your rectum is the place to absorb things the fastest.
I'd rather poop in a cup than have a q-tip stuck up my butt.. This is gross!
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:30 AM
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YIKES!
Never heard of it.
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:37 AM
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I've never even felt it. Unless you've had a pre term birth, you have had it done with your previous pregnancies...most drs. I have been to don't say anything about it though...they just do it

Quick swab while they are checking for dialation and you're done
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:48 AM
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It's very quick and honestly, a lot better than something like a pap. It's done in all of about 2 seconds.
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:51 AM
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yes, i had it done last pregnancy and was totally freaking out about it. when the appt came and i was in position and the doc and i was chitchatting i didn't even feel a thing and didn't realize she was done. So it wasn't bad at all, IMO just a little invasive when you thinking about it. i'm honestly not looking forward to it if they do it again this pregnancy.
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:52 AM
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Never heard of that, how awkward!
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I've seen it done before and the doctor just swabbed around the anus, didn't go in. Don't know if that was just the hospital I worked at though. The doc swabbed the area around the anus, the perineum, and the vagina there.
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July 22nd, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I could be incorrect, but I don't think they actually stick the qtip inside of you...I think they swab the outside of your anus. I could be wrong though.
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July 22nd, 2010, 09:23 AM
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They don't stick it inside you... they just rub around the opening of your vagina, your perineum (aka taint) and rub your butthole.

It doesn't hurt but it's.... interesting. Last time my midwife took her sweet time doing it because she wanted to "make sure she got everything"
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July 22nd, 2010, 09:28 AM
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I had it done with both of my kids, really it is nothing to stress over. It's quick and painless, but important, you need to know if you have it so you can be put on antibiotics during labor to protect the baby from infection!
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July 22nd, 2010, 09:45 AM
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I've seen it done before and the doctor just swabbed around the anus, didn't go in. Don't know if that was just the hospital I worked at though. The doc swabbed the area around the anus, the perineum, and the vagina there.
yep thats what they have always done to me in the past too.
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July 22nd, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Try not to stress about it. It really isn't a big deal and hopefully they won't tell you until they are finished and you'll never know it happened.
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July 22nd, 2010, 09:51 AM
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If my doc does it she better tell me about it first.
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July 22nd, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Ya know, I think I've already had this done at my first appointment because I was tested for Strep B and it came back negative. I didn't even notice... It's not a real concern for me anyway because I'm having a c-section, but my doctor said that they do it anyway.

I was freaking out because I googled "anal swab" and I read that they insert the swab past the sphyncter (sp?) and rotate it clockwise to get a sample. I sure hope they don't insert anything!
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July 22nd, 2010, 10:13 AM
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don't worry they don't go IN your bum just the outside. I never even noticed that they did that part after the vajay jay portion.
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July 22nd, 2010, 11:45 AM
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I have not heard of an anal swap before. But, I am one of those lucky ones who has the strep B. Doctor said it was found in my urine...I do not think she would be hiding the fact that she swapped my butt...lol I have been put on antibiotics and we are hoping it goes away.
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July 22nd, 2010, 11:58 AM
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how many weeks do they do it at?
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July 22nd, 2010, 12:19 PM
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If they do it, if they ever did it....I don't remember! So it can't be that bad.
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