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Urinary tract infection

10/03/2008

Question:

I'm about 9 weeks pregnant and I developed a urinary tract infection over the weekend. I noticed blood in my urine which can probably be attributed to the UTI. Although I didn't get my results back from the lab yet, the doctor said that the primary test showed that there was blood in my urine. Can I safely assume that I'm not niddah?


Answer:

When it is clear that bleeding is from a urinary tract infection (UTI), then it does not render a woman niddah. If it could be from the UTI, then the answer depends on where a woman is in her "halachic cycle" (during the shivah neki'im or after the mikveh). 

Given that you are pregnant and that your doctor has identified your bleeding as non-uterine, you may indeed assume that you are not in niddah.


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