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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello - I am getting brown blood spotting, with clots, and have a sore lower back (which i get before my period is due) but i am not due for another 5 days - my husband and i are also trying for a baby - I am also getting acid reflux which i haven't had before - could i be pregnant?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   The symptoms does not suggest pregancy
Doctor :   the onlt way to know pregancyis pregancy test
User :   I know but i think it is too early-
Doctor :   Your due date is 5 more days
User :   what does the brown blood spotting with clots mean?
Doctor :   It may be normal part of cycles or abnormal
Doctor :   brown blood nothing but shedding of the epithelial lining of the uterus
User :   saying it maybe normal or abnormal doesnt' really help - thats is like saying it could be black or it could be any other colour...
Doctor :   i am coming to explaination
Doctor :   can u wait
User :   sure
Doctor :   It could be Normal : which I told u
Doctor :   shedding ion the second part of the cycles can cause brown discharge
Doctor :   in the second part of the cycles lining of the uterus grows and when it approaches periods , it try to shed of
User :   couldn't it be implantation?
Doctor :   so many think the discharge may be abnormal but just before the normal cycles such brown discharge happen in many female s
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Implanation stabilizes the liinig of uterus
Doctor :   There will be more Progesterone.
Doctor :   When thereis more progesteroen , u will see white slimy discharge
User :   I had that a few days ago for about 3 or 4 days but now its more brown
User :   with the clots
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   white slimy discharge was due to progesterone whci supported ur linining of uterus
Doctor :   when the progesterone levels drops at the ends of cycles, the lining has no support from lack of progesterone(progesterone withdrawl) whcih presents as brwon discharge
Doctor :   Did you follow me?
User :   OK - just so i understand - the white slimy discharge is from progesterone -which is then not supported, hence i get the blood spotting and clots - this means i am not pregnant
Doctor :   exactly!
User :   OK great - thank you for your help
Doctor :   Any doubt, check with urine pregnancy test
User :   OK - i will do - i am still hoping that i might be....
Doctor :   Only test will answer whether u r pregant or not
Doctor :   Do not rely on symptoms
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Wish u good luck
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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