Can I be dilated ?

Jennifer • Baby #2

I will be 37 weeks in 2 days (first child) and having the worst pelvic pain it is right on top of my vaginal and I could barely walk or lift my right leg. I feel like my sons head is coming out of it. I am having mild cramping sporadically and Braxton hicks. I go see the doctor today but last visit they said they don't usually check til 38 weeks. But if I am having a lot of pain and contractions shouldn't they check my cervix? Anyone have this going on and find out they were dilated?