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D&C

19 January, 2006

Question:

It was recommended that I have a D&C for a uterine lining that is too thick (18mm). Does this procedure make me a niddah, do I have to count 5 days and 7 nikiyim?


Answer:

Although one could theoretically argue that any bleeding from a D & C has the status of dam makkah (blood from a wound), the halachic consensus is that the uterine bleeding from a D & C renders a woman niddah.  Therefore, the day of the procedure will be the first of the five days, which will be followed by seven clean days.  If there's a possibility of scheduling the procedure for shortly before your expected time of menstruation, we suggest that you do so.

Refuah sheleimah!


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