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Oophorectomy after menopause

10 June, 2013

Question:

I had a salpingo–oophorectomy done laparascopically and scraping of the uterus for testing. Does the bleeding require immersion in the mikveh? I had stopped going a year ago.

Thank you


Answer:

A laparoscopic procedure such as you describe does not usually make a woman niddah after she has stopped menstruating.  So too, blood resulting from scraping the uterus, especially given that you have had a year without bleeding

Therefore, unless bleeding persists beyond the expected window described by your physician (in which case please contact us), you are not considered niddah.

Refuah sheleimah!


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