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Small brown stain on seventh clean day

12 February, 2017

Question:

I am in my Shevah Nekiim and am supposed to go to Mikvah tonight. Today I noticed a brownish stain on my white undergarments, smaller than a gris. Am I allowed to still go to Mikvah tonight? Also, do I have to wait 24 hours to have relations with my husband?


Answer:

Based on what you write, your mikveh immersion can take place as scheduled and your clean days were not disrupted.  Given your description, and that it is mikveh night, you do not need to wait 24 hours before relations.  (Waiting when there is a non-niddah stain is a general recommendation, especially when it looks like a flow may soon begin, and not a halachic requirement.)


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