Beige on bedikah
Hello, I have a question about the bedikah cloth.
I became clean the day before with the bedikah. This morning I was checking with cloth because it was considered my first clean day. Anyway the cloth came out a beige color and I just wanted to know if I'm considered clean?
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Thank you for your question.
If you are sure that the beige color had no tinge of red (that would include orange or reddish brown), you can continue counting the seven clean days. Please note that vaginal secretions often are not completely colorless.
If the color has a tinge of any of the above mentioned colors, or if you are not sure, it must be shown to a rabbi.
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