Q: We have been trying to get pregnant for 3 months now and about a week before I was due for my period I started spotting lightly. It only lasted a few days, and happened again a week later. A few days after that I started bleeding heavily and started passing big clots, as well as having cramping that was so bad I was almost in tears. I am concerned that I was pregnant, and that I miscarried. Could I have been pregnant?


A: You could have had a miscarriage. But without a positive pregnancy test it's impossible to know for sure whether you were pregnant or not. The heavy bleeding with clots and cramps could have been a miscarriage, but these symptoms can also happen without a pregnancy. You may want to contact your doctor if that happens again.