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I got two periods a week apart. How do I calculate my veset days?

28 February, 2023

Question:

Hi! I am 50 years old and I am not on hormonal birth control. I always get my period monthly, usually by the 26-29th day each month. I do not have a veset kavua.

This past month I got my period on the 19th of Teves during the day. My period usually lasts 5 days and I did a hefsek tahara and moch. Then 2 days later (my second clean day), I got my period again (26th of Teves). My period lasted for over a week until the doctor put me on a pill to stop the bleeding.

When do I consider my period to have started–– on the 19th of Teves or the 26th of Teves? From which day do I count my veset for next month? If from both re’eyot, which vestot do I keep from each re’eyah?

Thank you.


Answer:

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Some irregularity is fairly common as women approach menopause.

In this case, you should follow a full set of veset calculations based on 26 Tevet. You would observe the haflagah on 4 Shevat (though this has passed already and it sounds as though you were bleeding). You will observe both the yom hachodesh and onah beinonit on 26 Shevat. You should also observe an extra yom hachodesh on 19 Shevat.

We hope this is clear. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us with any further questions.


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