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Threw out pantiliner with stain

29 April, 2013


Hi, I am on the pill continuously. I am in the third month of taking the pill (with zero staining). On Friday night, I saw a light pink stain with no other symptoms. Expecting that I would get my period, I threw out the pantiliner the stain was on. But since that time, I have had zero staining (not even brown or yellow – pure white). I have no idea what to do now, since I have nothing to show anyone. Thoughts?


If we understand you correctly, the only staining you have had was a light pink stain on a pantiliner.  Stains on pantiliners can be treated leniently, as pantiliners are considered by many authorities to be a surface on which stains do not have halachic significance.(For more information, please see our site's articles "Stains" and "Feminine Hygiene Pads.") Therefore, you need not consider yourself niddah based on this stain. 

We do generally recommend that a couple abstain from relations for twenty-four hours following non-niddah staining, as a precaution against a flow beginning during relations. Please note that this is a suggestion and not a strict halachic requirement.

In the future, even if you suspect you are about to have a blood-flow, we recommend saving questionable stains, in case they become relevant to determining your status.

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