Questionable stain, probably dam makkah
15 November, 2016
I am almost 11 weeks pregnant and have experienced no staining in my first trimester. I did have some bleeding after a Pap smear, which my doctor said I should expect because of how engorged my cervix and vagina are from the pregnancy.
This is all background for my current situation: the other night, when my husband and I were intimate, we had some particularly rough foreplay. I was sore after, and even thought to myself, "I'm probably going to have some dam makkah tomorrow." Because the room was dark, I didn't realize that afterwards, I'd put on underwear with a white crotch. The next morning, I had some reddish stains, all smaller than a gris. Another stain was very light (seems to be mixed with white discharge) and only became apparent after it dried, so I'm not sure what color it was originally. This "mystery stain" is a borderline size, I can't tell if it's bigger than a gris because its color is so diffuse. Is this stain a problem? Thank you – I'm too embarrassed to ask my rav because of what caused the staining to occur in the first place.
Based on your description, the stains you found may be disregarded.
The smaller ones are smaller in area than a k'gris. If we understand you correctly, the larger one is both a borderline size and a questionable color, and there is also good reason to believe that you had a makkah.
Please do consult your physician if there are further signs of bleeding, and please write back with any further questions.
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