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Stains from urine leakage

14 November, 2015


Since my first child was born, my bladder has been weaker and I leak urine on my white undergarments during shiva nekiim. It starts off yellow but sometimes after a while it can be a gold color. How do I know when it is considered to be a problem? Can I use my own judgment or does it have to be shown to a rav each time?


If the color is yellow or a gold that you are confident is from urine, then it may be disregarded from a niddah perspective.  You may use your judgment.

Bladder leakage is common after childbirth, but can be corrected.  There is no reason to go through life leaking urine.  We suggest that you contact your physician for a referral to a urogynecological physiotherapist.  

Please write back with any further questions.

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