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Pale pink that disappeared

24 September, 2014

Question:

I had a stain. Five days later I did a bedika that was fine. I then put in the moch. I had to keep it for about 3 hours because I was going somewhere. When I took it out, I saw a very pale pink stain on the side of the cloth. When I checked the moch the following morning, it looked fine with no trace of pink. Did what I saw (the pale pink stain) invalidate my bedika?


Answer:

Given that the moch dachuk was inserted for a very long time (possibly causing irritation) and that the color faded overnight (or was perhaps originally inspected in sub-optimal lighting conditions), there is room for leniency and your hefsek taharah remains valid.

Please note that the moch dachuk should not be left in for such a long time, precisely because its remaining in place can lead to irritation or even bleeding.  In the future, perhaps you could slip away to a bathroom to remove it to a purse, even if you would only be able to evaluate it later on.

Not all stains make a woman niddah.  It may prove helpful to you to review the laws of stains, as by reading our site's article, "Ketamim."

Please write back with any further questions.


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