Is Yellow Discharge Considered Period Bleeding?

30th November 2022


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Question:  I have an established habit of 7 days. The initial bleeding is usually red, dark red or brown. However, 3 weeks after my last period, I saw some yellow discharge for two days then it stopped and didn’t see anything thereafter. Are they classed as periods or not?


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Thank you for your question. In reference to your query, generally yellow discharge is considered a period blood,[1] however in your situation as the bleeding/discharge did not carry on for a minimum of 3 days,[2] the 2 days of yellow discharge will not be considered as period. However, if you saw any blood within 8 days after that then the 2 days of yellow discharge then it would be classed as periods because the duration has lapsed 3 days.[3]



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Attested by: Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam    

JKN Fatawa Department


[1] Fatawa Hindiyya, Kitāb Taharah, Baab dima al-muktassa binisa. V1 pg. 36

وَمِنْهَا أَنْ يَكُونَ عَلَى لَوْنٍ مِنْ الْأَلْوَانِ السِّتَّةِ: السَّوَادُ وَالْحُمْرَةُ وَالصُّفْرَةُ وَالْكُدْرَةُ وَالْخُضْرَةُ وَالتُّرْبِيَةُ هَكَذَا فِي النِّهَايَةِ 


[2] Durrul Mukhtār wa hashiyah Ibn Ābideen Shāmi, Kitābul Taharah, Bāb Al-Haidh, vol 1 p. 283

وَ (أَقَلُّهُ ثَلَاثَةٌ بِلَيَالِيِهَا) الثَّلَاثِ،


[3] Mufti Mahmood Ganghohi, Fatwa Mahmoodiya, Kitaab Al Tahara, Baab alhaidh, Vol 5, pg 200

سوال 1969: کسی عورت کو کبھی دو دن ،کبھی 3 دن لگاتر حیض آتا ہے پھر بلکل بند ہوجاتا ہے۔۔۔۔