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Is it normal to have brown discharge at the start of your period?
It can be normal and harmless, however, if it persists for many cycles or many days before the period starts, you will want to talk to your doctor. It can be a sign of oxidized blood and can occur with early pregnancy and/or during perimenopause. It can also happen while using hormonal birth control. It is best to discuss with someone who knows your whole health history and can help determine if it is a sign of something concerning or not.