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I Have a Light Brown Period Before My Period. What Is the Problem?

Can the Brown Discharge before Period be a Sign of Pregnancy?

If your period appears up to a week after you have noticed the brown discharge and your period has a normal strength and duration, then this discharge is probably not a symptom of pregnancy. But if you have no period, you have a late period or it is very light, visit your doctor. If you have missed a period, you should pay attention whether you have other pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and nausea. If you have such symptoms, the best thing to do is to visit a gynecologist. Even if you take a pregnancy test, you may have a false result. So, if you want to know for sure whether you are pregnant, visit a doctor.


What Medical Problems Can Cause a Brown Discharge?

If your brown discharge does not appear to be normal, consult a doctor. The specialist will find out whether you have some of the following health problems:

  • Progesterone Deficiency and other hormonal imbalances – a deficiency of progesterone can cause regular spotting and a light and brown period.
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB) – a moderate to heavy bleeding before the period could be a symptom of a condition, called dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). This bleeding could be caused by metrorrhagia, polymenorrhea, menorrhagia and others.
  • Polyps And Uterine Fibroids – these extra tissue formations require you to consult a specialist as soon as possible.
  • Blood In The Urine Or Bleeding From The Rectum – you need to know whether you bleeding comes from the vagina only but not from the urine or the rectum. Use a tampon to check where the blood comes from. Have in mind that if the bleeding comes from the urine or the rectum, you could have a serious health problem such as kidney disease, rectum cancer and others. Consult a doctor immediately because your health might be seriously endangered.
  • Incomplete Or Skipped Ovulation Spotting – this can cause a dark brown or light brown discharge and shows that your organism does not function normally. Consult a doctor to prescribe you the right therapy.
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