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Stained bedikah on veset

19 May, 2016


Hi and thanks for your amazing service:

I have just completed my vest haChodesh/onah beinonit and conducted my bedikah.

There are two tiny pink spots the size of pinheads.

I am on the pill and not expecting my period to come yet.

Do you have any advice? Am I meant to sleep in a separate bed and take it to a Rabbi tomorrow?


If you find a questionable stain on a bedikah, you should bring the stain to a halachic authority for evaluation and act as if you are niddah in the meantime.

Please note that there are different opinions as to how to observe vesatot while on the pill. Our position is that once you establish that you consistently begin bleeding only a certain number of days after your last active pill, you have established a veset kavua. You would no longer observe the yom hachodesh/onah beinonit/haflagah – and only observe onot perishah on the day(s) you expect your period after your last active pill. See our article on this topic for more information.

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


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