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What does an abnormal reddish-brown discharge a week before periods indicate ?

I had a brownish/reddish discharge a week before my period was due. It lasted two days, in the first day it was barely noticeable but the next i did had to use a tampon. Then its back to just a little bit.. what can that be?
Tue, 17 Jan 2012
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hi,
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what you have described was premenstrual bleeding.if it last only for one cycle then no need for further investigation othervise first you have to examined by a gynecologist for local examination to look for any cervical polyp,cervicitis,cervical erosion.if not then do an trans vaginal scan to r/o fibroid,endometrial thickness,ovarian cyst.if not do thyroid function test,if that also normal then it will be purly hormonal imbalance this will be classified under DUB(dysfunctional uterine bleeding).this can be corrected using progesterone and oestrogen as ocp(oral contraceptive pills) for 6 months
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