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Brown discharge before period

bitchface
bitchface

Hi there,

I’m experiencing brown discharge few days before my periods this has only recently been happening I’ve never had this problem before :/ should I be worried?

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Hi. I did some research and managed to find some information I sometimes have the same problem but towards the end of my period I don’t know if it means anything different if it’s before the period. But from what I could find out it means that your period is starting or ending or it could be an early sign of pregnancy. Hope this helps 👍🏻

Thank you for your reply. My period is due to start in 4 days so I think it might be that thank you for your help much appreciated

Im exactly the same it's normal

bitchface
bitchface
in reply to Elle1989

Thank you x

I was told by my OBGYN this is left over stale blood from your last period that the uterus is getting rid off as it prepares to shred again. Sometimes this can happen with hormonal changes.

Thank you for your reply x

Hi.. No, don't worry, it's not unusual. It can happen at the begining or end of a period, not usually anything to worry about..

However, if you get bleeding in between your periods, which keeps happening, then that's the time to have a chat with your GP.

bitchface
bitchface
in reply to saj01

Thank you for your reply x

Brown discharge is old blood, the acidic balance of the vagina changes it. As the other posters have mentioned , if it is persisting , make sure smears are up to date, STI screen if appropriate etc .

bitchface
bitchface
in reply to Galen70

I’m only 23 I think you have to be 25 to have smear tests? And STI screening is all clear :/

Excellent. Yes you have to be 25 for cervical smears, although other problems like cervical polyps can happen in all age groups and can be identified by looking at your cervix. If your bleeding persists , gp or sexual health clinic for an assessment.

bitchface
bitchface
in reply to Galen70

Thank you for your reply x

Galen70
Galen70
in reply to bitchface

most welcome

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