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A 49-year-old member asked:

A few days before i was to start my period i noticed a fishy smell and a yellowish brown discharge. should i be worried?

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Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Need an exam: The best thing is to schedule an appointment so you can have an exam. That will be the best way to identify the cause of your discharge. You may have a discharge along with spotting (beginning of your menses). Your doctor will be able to help diagnose and treat (if needed).

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A 16-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have brown discharge for 9 days then to start your period as normal?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Likely normal: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my period starts out with two days of brown discharge?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Normal: That you are a normal woman - that is very common.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2013

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