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Onah beinonit after IUD insertion

31 October, 2015


I am scheduled to go to the mikvah on Monday after nearly a month. On Thursday night and Friday morning a few days later are the 30th day since I last started bleeding, so I will need to do a bedikah on those days. Between Monday and Thursday I need to get an IUD put in. Is there any room to skip those bedikot since I will almost surely have some bleeding after the IUD insertion and then become a niddah again just a day or two after going to the mikvah?


Unfortunately, the bedikah on the onah beinonit (30th day) is critical, and may not be omitted. (Even if it was unintentionally omitted, one may not resume relations until this bedikah is performed.)

While usually one may attribute bleeding from insertion of the IUD to trauma, this is not true during an onah, or around the time a woman expects her period.

If you wish to share with us more details about what caused you difficulty in completing the taharah process last month, we may be able to assist you with future situations of this nature.

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


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