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Bedikot still red two days after period ends

29 October, 2015

Question:

I havent had a period flow for the last two days (my sanitary napkin has been clean) and when I do a bedika, it comes out red. What should I do?


Answer:

The situation you describe is fairly common at the tail end of a period and does preclude making a hefsek taharah until bleeding stops.  

Sometimes, however, a woman has a non-menstrual cause of bleeding that becomes irritated through bedikot.  If you suspect this is the case, we suggest you have a medical examination to determine the source of bleeding and treatment if apropriate and get back to us, our hotline, or a local halachic authority with that information to follow up.


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