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Brown stains towards end of pill pack

15 May, 2020


I am on a birth control pill called Lucette and take 2 packs back to back. Three days before I finish my 2nd pack I always have a brown discharge. My actual period only comes a couple of days after I take the last pill.

Does this brown discharge make me Nidda? It’s the 3rd time in a row I’ve had this so assume it will be a monthly occurrence.


Not all staining will render a woman niddah. As long as you do not experience an actual flow of blood (comparable to a period) you may take precautions against becoming niddah from this discharge by wearing colored underwear and waiting 15 seconds after urinating before wiping. This is true even if the discharge is a monthly occurrence. It is also important to note that not all shades of brown are problematic.

See our article on stains for more details.

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