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Continued spotting after hefsek

6 November, 2019


I am a 50 year old woman who has been experiencing heavy and longer periods recently. My doctor is investigating the cause of this. In this cycle, my bedika was clean 10 days ago but i have had spotting (small and light brown during the day) after the bedika. This spotting is continuing and I’m not sure of my status as a niddah and if/when I can toivel. Please advise.
Thank you.


In many cases, a woman who has staining can still count her clean days and immerse. Light brown stains with no hint of a reddish tint do not disrupt the clean days at all. The effect of other stains depends on their size and color.

In order to advise you further, we need more details about the bedikot you have performed and the size and color of the staining you have had.  You may find it more efficient to provide more details via our telephone hotline.

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