period arrived 5 days early but was small amounts of brown discharge instead of 'normal' blood, this went on for about 5 days then my period arrived properly with lots of blood like normal and went on for about 3 or 4 more days so it felt as though i had my period for nearly two weeks but the first part was just a small amount of sticky brown discharge each day.. What does this mean? Is there something wrong with me? I definately don't have any STIs, I have been married for 3 years and have had sexual heath checks in the past. I am 30 years old, no children but hoping to try for a baby soon. Not on any contraceptive pill or anything, no medication. No other health problems and no other symptoms.
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Some women have brown discharge/spotting before their actual periods. This usually occurs as response of uterus and endometrial lining to the changing hormonal status. It could also suggest possibility of infective causes or cervix related problems, hormonal derangements, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis etc. The exact cause can be made out after careful evaluation and further investigations. Do not ignore your symptoms. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. If you are planning for pregnancy, do not delay your pregnancy plans as advanced maternal age can cause complications in getting pregnant as well as carrying the pregnancy smoothly. If you have not been successful in your pregnancy plans, consider getting complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up monitoring as instructed.
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