What is considered the last day of a period when tracking. Do you count the brown discharge(?) Or stop when there no bleeding

i've always wondered the same and it feels unbelievable to me when a girl says her period lasts for like 3 days, even though i guess it's totally possible... my period personally has at least 5 days of active fresh bleeding, but i have a brown discharge for a few days afterwards too and i usually count that as well, but it's hard to tell where the line is exactly as it's mostly just old bits that are taking their time to get out lol. i also sometimes get light spotting a day (or a few days) before the actual downpour, and i'm never sure what to count as the start. but i also don't have the most regular periods so i'm not really a good reference hahah.

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