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1. There is a dispute in the Mishnah with regard to a woman who gave birth to a piece of flesh that had no identifying shape.
2. The Amora'im disagree about the opinion of Rebbi Yehudah.
3. There is a dispute about women who give birth to things that look like either animals or birds.
4. Women who give birth to things that look like fish, grasshoppers, or Sheratzim are not considered to have given birth.
5. There is a dispute about a woman who saw blood on three consecutive days. On the third day, she passed something but could not identify it.
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1. Tana Kama: If Tamei blood accompanies this piece, she is Tamei due to Nidah. If not, she is Tahor. Rebbi Yehudah: In either case she is Tamei.
2. Shmuel: Rebbi Yehudah says that she is Tamei only if the piece was at least partially composed of one of the types of blood that is Tamei. Rebbi Yochanan: Everyone agrees that she is Tamei if there is Tamei blood in the piece. The argument is only when it is unclear exactly what she passed; Rebbi Yehudah says that a majority (Rov) of pieces that are passed have Tamei blood with them, and the Rabanan say that there is no such Rov.
3. Rebbi Meir: If it is male, she treats it like a male human. If it is female, she treats it like a female human. If it is unclear what it is, she treats it like both. Chachamim: If it does not look like a person, it is not considered a birth.
4. However, if there is Tamei blood with it, she is considered Tamei due to Nidah.
5. Tana Kama: Since she might be a Zavah, or a Yoledes, or neither a Zavah nor a Yoledes, she offers a Korban (Chatas ha'Of, which may be offered out of doubt) that is not eaten. Rebbi Yehoshua: Her Korban may be eaten, as it is impossible that her womb opened and no Tamei blood came out (and therefore she is either a Zavah or a Yoledes).
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