Brown spotting is often just sign of ovulation or your actual period starting. This is totally normal and nothing to be concerned about.
Do you count brown discharge as the start of your period?
Menstruation The brown discharge before your upcoming period may just be blood leftover from your last period. Blood thats stayed in your uterus for a while turns a brownish color. Its common for it to come out at the very end of your period.
Is spotting counted as first day of period?
Day 1 of your cycle is the first day of your period, meaning the first day of full flow (spotting doesnt count). During this time, the uterus sheds its lining from the previous cycle.
Why is my period Brown on the first day?
If you notice brown period blood at the start or end of your period, its because the blood is older and took longer to leave your uterus. The uterine lining darkens the longer it takes to leave the body.