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Dark yellow discharge

1 December, 2004

Question:

I have a terrible habit of looking as I use the toilet. So when I last looked after I urinated I saw a dark yellowish mucus consistency thread come out. What should I do? I am breastfeeding and have not had a period yet (baby is 11 months).

Thank you!


Answer:

Dark yellow is not a color that renders a woman niddah, so long as there is no hint of reddish tint (although we would recommend showing a bedikah with that color to a rabbi). The consistency of the discharge is irrelevant.

If you must look in the future, try to wait fifteen seconds between urinating and wiping. In the case of other colors, this might enable you to avail yourself of rabbinic leniencies.


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