36 and 2 days experience

today i am 36 weeks and 2 days. i had my weekly check up. last week they started to check to see if i was dilated, i was not. today the doctor check and said when relaxed i am 3 cm dilated and 4 cm stretched. i experenced bloody fliud that was orangeish reddish color about a few hours after. then it went away. now siince about 8/9ish (eastern time) ive been experiencing the most terrible back pains.ive always got these pain when i would start my peroid. anyone else had an experience like mine?

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    03/05/14
    im not sure what contractions feel like. Im like a deer in head lights right now.
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      03/05/14
      marielle ... i remember being in the same position you are! Let me just say this you will know what contractions are when they start... they are like cramps... but i liken the to a tightening of the stomach that you cannot control ... that come and go.
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        03/05/14
        it honestly feels like sevre peroid cramps that come and.go every 5 to 15 minutes
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        Birth: March 29
        On Moms.com since: Feb 28, 2014