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Why do I have brown discharge a week before my period?

Why do I have brown discharge a week before my period?

Premenstrual d/c: It can be very normal. Prior to your period there can be some change in your hormone levels which would cause the lining of your uterus to break down earlier than your normal period. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why have had i had brown discharge before my period for months?

Brown Blood: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. More than likely if you convert to birth control pills this will disappear. ...Read more

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Thick brown discharge before my period?

Thick brown discharge before my period?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period. ...Read more

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I didn't have the brown discharge before my period this month? Is that normal?

I didn't have the brown discharge before my period this month? Is that normal?

Yes: It's very common to have some mild differences from month to month regarding the type and amount of blood. It's nothing to worry about. Sometimes if the period is much shorter and lighter than typical, running a pregnancy test may be a good idea if that is a possibility. ...Read more

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I've been having brown discharge before my period. This is abnormal for me. Possible causes?

I've been having brown discharge before my period. This is abnormal for me. Possible causes?

This might be the: Start of your period. The brown discharge is likely to be older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge before period?

I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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Light brown discharge before my period. Missed period. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge. Problem ?! I'm scared !

Light brown discharge before my period. Missed period. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge. Problem ?! I'm scared !

Get a pregnancy test: It's possible that you could be pregnant if you missed a period and if you are pregnant, then see an OB/GYN soon to figure out what's going on. You may need an ultrasound. You may be going through a very early miscarriage. Regardless, a pregnancy test is the first step. Good luck! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more