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Replacing Mirena

2 February, 2012

Question:

I got the mirena IUD after the birth of my last child five years ago. I am having it replaced next week.

After several weeks of staining last time, I got the psak that I could disregard it and wear colored underwear etc. However, it didn't matter because I ceased having any periods OR staining at that point. Therefore, I have not been to the mikvah for four and a half years.

The question is: When I get this IUD removed and the next one inserted (which will occur at the same visit), what is my status with regard to niddah? Thanks for your help!


Answer:

Neither the removal nor the insertion itself will render you niddah. Any bleeding you experience within two days following insertion may be disregarded and attributed to trauma.

Should you experience continued staining for more than two days post-insertion, you may take precautions against becoming niddah by wearing colored underwear, waiting 15 seconds after urinating before wiping, and not looking at toilet paper. Heavier bleeding that you experience more than two days following insertion will render you niddah if it is an actual flow (comparable to a period).

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

B'Hatzlacha!


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