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Vesatot after bleeding on active pills

12 June, 2017


I have been on loestrin/minastrin for years and have not bled in at least 2 years (even when not taking the active pills). I have therefore not tracked vestot in years.

Recently I became a niddah after heavy staining/light flow – I think induced by travelling extensively, which seems to initiate bleeding for me. I was still on active pills. Now that I am tehorah, what vestot should I observe – chodesh and beinonis?

And since I have bled this once under unusual circumstances, do I need to observe vestot in the future when I go off active pills, even though I have not had any bleeding due to active pill cessation in years?

Thank you so much for your help.


Stress and travel can sometimes induce irregular bleeding.

In this case, because the flow began during active pills, you will observe chodesh and beinonit.  There is no haflagah to observe, since it's been so long since you last became niddah.  Since cessation of this pill has not been associated with bleeding, you need not observe a veset then.  If the chodesh and beinonit pass without bleeding, there will be no further vesatot to observe.  If you do have bleeding then, please get back in touch with us with details.

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