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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi, I have been getting spot bleeding between periods four the past four or five years. I am 37 and have been diagnosed as Hypothyroid for the past three years, on 150mg of Eltroxin. There is a jelly subststance wth the bleed and it sometimes coincides with taking my Eltroxin later in the day or missing for some reason.
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi, I have been getting spot bleeding between periods four the past four or five years. I am 37 and have been diagnosed as Hypothyroid for the past three years, on 150mg of Eltroxin. There is a jelly subststance wth the bleed and it sometimes coincides with taking my Eltroxin later in the day or missing for some reason.
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Please give me a minute
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Can you explain about the spot bleeding
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How many times
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in between the periods
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and how much
User :   This happens usually half way through my period, or at least when there is no reason for me to thing that my perid should be happening. I am usually very regually in my cycle and this takes approx. 28 days or so
User :   This can happen a few times between periods
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DId you see a Gynecologist for this?
User :   I've been told by my GP that there is nothing to worry about, but this can happen afew times between periods, dark brown bleeding for up to four or five days
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Ok
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So the spotting started before you were diagnosed as Hypothyroid and were put on Eltroxin, Is it not?
User :   Also, I am having trouble catching my breath at the moment, while this is happening, I find it difficult to take a full brath, could this be related?
User :   Sorry, typed before you answered, no, the spotting started after taking Eltroxin
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So you mean to say that you do not have spotting for the past 3 years and there is only a jelly that coming out
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Let us first discuss about your spotting and then about your breath problem, Is it fine?
User :   No, I have dark brown spotting between periods and here is also a jelly substance at the same time
User :   OK
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What is the color of the jelly like substance?
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What is its feel?
User :   The colour is dark brownand slimy
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I think it is blood clot
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What is the usual size of it then?
User :   doesn't really have a size as such, I can just see that it is happening - can be dark strands in a jelly or one clump of brown. Sometimes it is just a dark brown discharge that does not have the jelly with it
Doctor :   May I ask you why did you not take an opinion from Gynecologist
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I feel the dark strands or jelly is a clotted blood that could have remained in your genital tract
User :   because I don't have one and rely on my GP to tell me if I need to be referred
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and is falling of
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Do you wish to take an opinion from our panel of Gynecologist by an email?
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You may do it
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here
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She is a Gyencologist from UK
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and she replies to your email within 24 hours
User :   why would there be clotted blood in my genital tract?
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Because there is slight oozing of blood in the uterus which is so small and is collected in the uterus to form clots (blood has clotting property)
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and is finally coming down
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The oozing could be due to hypothyroidism or problems of the Uterus?
User :   I've had abortions a long time and am concerned that I've been damaged in some way
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This can be confirmed with Ultrasound and few hormonal tests in the blood
User :   can this mean that I am infertile?
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I cannot tell you that without a detailed notes of the problem
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with the lab reports and internal physical examination findings
User :   thanks, I understand that it is difficult to tell without tests
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If you have them please send them to me
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as a scanned copy
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I can go through them
User :   thank you for your help
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Please fill the feedback form
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Please let me anything that I can help you with
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I shall be happy to answer you
User :   hanks
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You always have the privilege of taking a specialist opinion
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at the link I gave
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I think an expert has better answers for yoru questions than a GP.
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and certainly yes
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Thanks for consulting me
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Bye for now.

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