I am have experienced 12 days of dark brown discharge around the time my period should be and now nothing, no period and no more discharge. Do I consider the brown discharge as my period? It was really light and sort of mucous like. It was so dark brown it was almost black. My husband and I are trying to conceive and I have been off birth control since July. My first cycle off birth control was normal. However, since then I am averaging 45 day cycles and if the discharge this time does not count as a period then I am on day 52 of this cycle. I have made an appt with my gyn but the earliest appt is in April .Please help I am not sure what is going on.