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Maybe saw pink on toilet paper

11 June, 2017

Question:

I am on the 17th day of my cycle and just went to the mikvah last night. When I went to the bathroom I thought I saw something pink on the paper, but I didn't look. Then later I thought I saw something pink again, but again, I didn't check.

Now I'm not sure what to do. Should I do a bedika? Am I considered Niddah? do I need to count again?


Answer:

Since there is doubt whether you saw a pinkish stain on the toilet paper, it may be disregarded. It is not clear where you may have seen the second pink stain. Please get back to clarify if it was a surface other than toilet paper.

You should not perform a bedikah unless required (i.e., during the clean days, or on an onah). A bedikah is treated stringently and even if the staining you found was acceptable, a bedikah with the same shade of blood could render you niddah.

For the future, you should take precautions against becoming niddah from staining while you are tehorah by wearing colored underwear and waiting 15 seconds after urinating before wiping. This way, stains found on toilet paper may be disregarded.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.


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