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Pale pink post-menopause

31 October, 2019


I am 52 years old. I haven’t had a menstrual cycle for 2 years. After last gynae check I am definitely in menopause. So after being intimate this time, I noticed a very pale pink colour when I wiped myself. It wasn’t red like blood. I did a check with a bedika cloth and there was nothing on it. Would I be in nida? What should I do?


Your halachic status depends on how long after intercourse you cleaned yourself off. If it was not immediate (within seconds), then you may disregard what you saw.

In any case, it is important that you see a physician to rule out any condition which may require treatment and to find if there is a non-uterine cause of bleeding. Also, if you did wipe immediately, then identifying a non-uterine source of bleeding may give you grounds to disregard the discharge you saw.

For the future, we recommend not performing a bedikah before speaking to a halachic authority. A bedikah canot undo niddah status, but can sometimes make a woman niddah.

Please write back with any further questions.

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