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Can a woman who goes to the mikvah, and realized afterwards that she had barriers on her body, render her own tevilah invalid? Or is it considered valid after the fact even if, had she known, she would have removed the barrier before immersing? (After all, the mikvah attendant was there and didn't object.)

Assuming the immersion might not have been valid, can she judge for herself or does she need to consult a rabbi or maybe the mikvah attendant?

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    If she knows she had a barrier then why wouldn't the immersion be invalidated? – Double AA Feb 23 '15 at 3:40
  • I was wondering if she needs to get an authority figure to confirm it. – psychnerd Feb 23 '15 at 3:44
  • To confirm what? That she had the barrier on her? How would the "authority" figure know what was on her skin? – Double AA Feb 23 '15 at 3:45
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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya, Mr. Psychnerd. Do you have any reason to think this should be any different than any other case of knowing the facts? Please feel free to edit any assumptions that go in to your question. – Y     e     z Feb 23 '15 at 4:34
  • @DoubleAA (and YeZ, but I can't ping you in this comment) There's a priori the possibility that, as sort of with tzaraas in halacha and as with all of American law, the facts are considered separately from the law, and she can decide for herself what was on her skin but cannot decide what the law therefore is. – msh210 Feb 23 '15 at 4:43

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