HSG on sixth clean day
I am scheduled for a Hysterosalpingogram a day before i need to go to the mikvah. I tried to change the date but my doctor said it must be done on this day of my cycle for purposes of infertility treatment. I am worried about the bleeding that might happen after the procedure. I have made all bedikot for 5 days and tomorrow - the day of the HSG - I will be able to do the day 6 bedika in the morning before the proccedure. Please advise me as to when I am allowed to go to mikvah. My husband and I have not been able to conceive for over 2 years and we need this fertility work up to see what we can do to get pregnant. Thank you so much for your response in advance.
Thank you for your question.
The HSG procedure itself does not cancel the seven clean days. However, a bedikah must be done on the seventh day, and it is difficult halachically to ignore blood on a bedikah even if you know it is not uterine. We therefore suggest you wait until the bleeding from the procedure has stopped, avoiding a bedikah on the seventh day. After that, do a bedikah at the earliest possible time after bleeding has stopped, counting day 3 of your seven clean days as the first, and day 9 as your seventh (or day 4 as your first, and day 10 as your seventh, etc.). This way you will need to push off immersion for only a few days, rather than having to start over.
We wish you much hatzlachah in this procedure, and in finding the right solution for your fertility problem!
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