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Worried..... - October 9th 2012, 05:30 PM

I'm supposed to have my period sometime early next week, but it came today. When I went to go to the bathroom this morning, and I went to go wipe, it was a brown discharge. I've never seen this kind of discharge before. I'm not pregnant because I don't have a boyfriend or have had sex or anything. I've thought that maybe it's because of my diet and exercise and weight loss, but I don't know.


What do you guys think? Is it because my period came early or because of my diet, exercise, weight lose, or could it be anything else?




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Re: Worried..... - October 9th 2012, 05:40 PM

It's actually quite common for woman to have a brownish discharge at the beginning or end of their period. I read online that it's basically a warning sign that your period is about to star. You might be about to start your period, or it's left over from last time. Who knows! But it does happen to me. And I'm sure other woman as well. However, discolored discharge can often be something like an STI. So keep an eye on it. And pay attention to change in smell. I'm fairly certain that you're fine, though. If it would help put your mind at ease- call your doctor and simply ask. Also, quick google searches can help.


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Re: Worried..... - October 9th 2012, 06:46 PM

Brown discharge isn't anything to worry about. It's just old blood from your last period that is leftover. Usually within a day or two it turns pink, then red. And your period begins.

As Lynds said above, your period should start within the next week. I tend to spot a week out and have symptoms from 2 weeks before. If it doesn't turn pink or red and continues to be brown, I would schedule to see a doctor. But for now, it is nothing to worry about.

Also, change in environment, sleep, eating, or exercise habits, and stress levels can change your period to start earlier, later, or skip. It can also change the frequency and how long they last. Since you have changed a lot of your habits, it wouldn't be uncommon for your period to adapt to the changes.
   
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Re: Worried..... - October 12th 2012, 10:44 AM

Brown discharge is common and is usually because it is old blood. I know that I tend to get a brownish or darker discharge when my period is just beginning, and it is a warning sign that my period is going to start. Change in things such as diet and exercise can make a period irregular or change a bit as well, like Kelly said, so that could be part of you as well.

If it would make you feel more comfortable you can always call your doctor, but I think that for now there's not much to worry about.


   
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