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Brown on bedikah for onah

5 January, 2014

Question:

Hi,

My Ona was last Thursday. I performed my check before Sunset and it came out with a small amount of colour on it but I was not sure if the colour made me niddah (it was a light browny colour). Me and my husband separated then as precaution but I got my period a few hours later anyway (after sunset). Do I start counting my days from Thursday or Friday?

Thank you


Answer:

Since you separated from the questionable stain found on your bedikah, and your period began a few hours later, you may count your 5 day minimum from Thursday. However, you will calculate next month's onot from when the actual flow began, on Thursday night.

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


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