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Mikveh after D & C

23 April, 2004


I started spotting on April 7 and started bleeding heavily on the 14th. today is the 22nd and since my bleeding did not stop I went for a D& C.
How long more should I expect to bleed?
When is it safe physically for me to go to the Mikvah?
Are there any accommodations as far as the Bedikah cloth since I am really sore?


Bleeding after a D & C typically continues for a few hours to a few days.  If it goes beyond a week you should consult your physician.

Unless your physician objects, it is safe to go to the mikveh as soon as you are eligible.  A mikveh is usually kept to more stringent hygienic standards than a home bath.

This cycle, you should omit your moch dachuk.  You can wet your bedikah cloths slightly, so that they are less abrasive.  If the bedikot still cause you discomfort, contact us for further options. 


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