Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Espnaol
  • Francais
Menu

Hysterosalpingogram in clean days

17 May, 2013

Question:

I have been having difficulty conceiving and am having a hysterosalpingogram done next month during my 7 clean days. There is a possibility of slight bleeding as a result of the procedure. I am worried about becoming niddah as a result of the test and missing my ovulation window. Is there anything that I can do to avoid that (such as wearing dark underwear after the procedure or skipping bedikot)?


Answer:

The hysterosalpingogram itself does not render you niddah nor invalidate the clean days.

Following the procedure, there may be some brown discharge (from the dye) or even some bleeding (which is usually dam makkah from cervical trauma). External staining may be attributed to dam makkah and disregarded. However, it is necessary to have one acceptable bedikah on day 7 and this may be somewhat problematic depending on when the procedure is scheduled.

If the procedure is done during the early part of the clean days, you should perform bedikot as usual up until the procedure. You may then omit bedikot for the next few days until the bleeding subsides, taking care to perform a bedikah on day 7. 

However, if the procedure will take place later in the clean days, you may have to delay your day 7 bedikah (and thus immersion as well) until the bleeding subsides and you are able to get an acceptable day 7 bedikah. In this case you should still perform bedikot as usual up until the procedure. You would then omit bedikot until the bleeding subsides. As long as 5 days do not pass without a bedikah, your clean days will remain valid. For example, bedikot on days 1-5 and a final bedikah on day 9 is a valid 7 clean days since you had a first and last bedikah and only a gap of 3 days without a bedikah.

Finally, if the procedure will take place on day 7 you may perform your morning bedikah prior to the procedure and omit your afternoon bedikah. Even if you experience staining following the procedure, it may be disregarded and you still may immerse as scheduled.

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

We wish you much hatzlacha!


This internet service does not preclude, override or replace the psak of any rabbinical authority. It is the responsibility of the questioner to inform us of any previous consultation or ruling. As even slight variation in circumstances may have Halachic consequences, views expressed concerning one case may not be applied to other, seemingly similar cases. All health and health-related information contained within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health care professional. The advice is intended to offer a basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider but not individual advice. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user but should not be considered official. Advice for actual medical practice should be obtained from a licensed health care professional.

For further questions or comments: 

The Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Site is a public service of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women. This project and others like it are made possible by contributions from people like you. If you have benefited from the service, and wish to enable us to help others, click here to donate.


Users of Internet filtering services: This site discusses sensitive subjects that some services filter without visual indication. A page that appears 100% complete might actually be missing critical Jewish-law or medical information. To ensure that you view the pages accurately, ask the filtering service to whitelist all pages under yoatzot.org.