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AIBU to ask if anyone else has brown discharge before period and why is this? (sorry for tmi)

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milkyman Tue 09-Jun-15 15:01:24

I'm def not pregnant, have pms symptons but brown discharge but no period? I do have pcos and am 39 but this has not happened before.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 09-Jun-15 15:05:14

It's normal, it's just a bit of blood with normal discharge.

vitaminC Tue 09-Jun-15 15:06:01

Low progesterone probably. Are your periods heavier than before?

kitnkaboodle Tue 09-Jun-15 15:10:28

I used to get this at the end of every period. Never bothered me and didn't really know what it was. In fact, signified that the period was coming to an end. I never had it INSTEAD of blood, though.

I think the general rule is, if there is pain or an odour associated with it, then you should get it checked out.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 09-Jun-15 15:11:04

I have this sometimes, not every period, maybe every other one. Also 'clots' (which is definitely tmi!).

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 09-Jun-15 15:11:54

If I have brown discharge, it's just before a period, not instead of.

milkyman Tue 09-Jun-15 15:12:37

what would suddenly cause low progestrone?

SevTSnape Tue 09-Jun-15 15:13:44

My mum told me it is old blood when I questioned it as a teenager.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 09-Jun-15 15:16:28

Sev - makes sense, probably a bit left over from last period when the cervix opens.

SorchaN Tue 09-Jun-15 15:17:10

It's usually 'old' blood (from the previous cycle) which is usually followed in a couple of days by a normal period. It's quite normal - lots of my friends (late 30s and early 40s) have mentioned it. Something to do with changes in hormone levels as menopause approaches in the distance.

If you're at all concerned, see your GP.

vitaminC Tue 09-Jun-15 15:17:22

what would suddenly cause low progestrone?

Peri menopause!

Noneedtoworryatall Tue 09-Jun-15 15:17:37

I don't

Agrestic Tue 09-Jun-15 15:19:43

I have this quite a lot. Usually come on a few days later or I get it at the end of my period. I'm mid 20s.

OnlyLovers Tue 09-Jun-15 15:21:07

I always have it. It's like the 'warning' for my real period as far as I'm concerned. The end of my period is light and browner too.

Is it not normal? Is it always connected to low progesterone?

NannyR Tue 09-Jun-15 15:38:21

I have always had this, every period and a day or so at the end as well. It's normal for my cycle.

Sunflower6 Tue 09-Jun-15 15:40:55

I have this with every period for about 3-4 days before my period I see it as my body warning me my period is coming, I always presumed it was normal.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 09-Jun-15 15:42:35

Normal for me too. Sometimes just before my period but almost always at the end.

It's been normal for me for as long as I can remember. I do have PCOS too but don't think there is any connection.

Figster Tue 09-Jun-15 15:44:27

I've started getting it in the last year 34yo figured it was a sign of ageing hmm it's really annoying!!

Gatekeeper Tue 09-Jun-15 15:46:38

normal for me and has been for the last couple of years (I'm 51)

U2TheEdge Tue 09-Jun-15 15:48:37

I have periods where I get it a few days before my period. GP said it was normal.

VixxFace Tue 09-Jun-15 15:59:02

It's common with pcos

milkyman Tue 09-Jun-15 16:44:48

if its peri menopausal does that mean i can never get pregnant sad

Runwayqueen Tue 09-Jun-15 16:48:49

Yep, get it just before and towards the end. Only in the last year or so though

aloysiusflyte Tue 09-Jun-15 16:53:39

I've always had it a bit, not so much when on the pill but after stopping taking it and now after two dcs I've still got it.

I always have at least two days of brown stuff before period starts and then about two days afterwards. I always presumed it was normal and it certainly hasn't affected me having children smile

Wagglebee Tue 09-Jun-15 17:07:06

Milky I get it, usually before my heavy period but occasionally in the past it's been all I've had. I have had my progesterone levels checked along with everything else both recently and several times in the past. They are all normal and I am fertile. I'm mid 30's.

I don't think you have anything to worry about but to put your mind at rest, pop to your GP and they can arrange for the nurse to do a blood test. Very easy and very routine.

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