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Cervical polyp removal

2 February, 2009

Question:

I had an external cervical polyp removed today at my GYN office. I am 55 and have been menopausal for almost 2 yrs. I have some serous pink spotting which will continue for a day or 2. This is not uterine bleeding.. so do I have to count and go to mikvah??


Answer:

In this case, where you had a procedure that typically causes bleeding, and the procedure and bleeding were clearly external to the uterus, you may attribute the bleeding to the procedure.  You are not considered niddah


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