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Brown on husband’s leg

3 August, 2022

Question:

I had some spotting today. After relations my husband thought he saw some brownish substance on his leg. Wiped off and no residual color in skin. Are we ok?


Answer:

We appreciate the sensitive nature of this question.

A light brown (e.g., the color of coffee with milk) with no hint of a reddish tint is not a niddah color and can be disregarded. It sounds as though this is the case here.

Even if this color was a little darker, since it was found on your husband’s leg, which makes contact with a number of surfaces, and not elsewhere, we would assume that it could be attributed to some other cause and thus disregarded.

Please be in touch with any further questions.


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