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Blood on finger

18 June, 2019

Question:

I saw a small pink stain on toilet paper. Wanting to know what was going on, I put my finger inside myself to check (probably a mistake). It came out with what appeared to be some blood on it, but not a gris in one place –– possibly if you put it all together, but I’m not sure. Am I a niddah?


Answer:

Unfortunately, the blood found on your finger did render you niddah. It is comparable to a bedikah in which even a small amount of blood is problematic (even less than a gris).

You should wait five days before performing a hefsek taharah and starting the seven clean days.

For the future, if you find a questionable stain on toilet paper (after waiting 15 seconds after urinating before wiping) you can wipe again to check if there is any more staining but you should not check internally.

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

B’hatzlacha!


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