Your brown discharge before period usually is old blood from the uterus. This explains the color because the old blood gets brown. If you have a brown discharge, your period normally will start soon. If this does not happen soon, you might have a medical problem, so visit your doctor.
Normal Or a Symptom of Illness?
If you have a brown discharge, you need to know whether it is normal or pathological.
If a fertilized egg does not enter the uterus during the month, then the hormonal levels in the female organism will drop. This causes spotting which sometimes could be brown in color because of the presence of old blood. If this happens a week or less before period, it is a normal condition and you should not worry. Still, you need to pay attention how often this occurs. If it happens every month, instead of a period, during the period, after the menstrual bleeding has stopped, for example a week after the period, 2 weeks after period, or the discharge appears between periods or with odors, you need to consult a specialist.
The gynecologist will explain to you what test must be done to discover what causes this discharge. Then the doctor will tell you what needs to be done to solve this problem.