Early Menstruation after miscarriage

20 May 2018 Ref-No#: 683

Assala mualaikum

I had a miscarriage at 7 weeks, then I got D&C on 24th April 2018 and I was bleeding for 10/11 days, and bleeding stop maybe 3rd or 4th May 2018, I can’t remember the exact day. Most of the time my period length is 8days and sometimes 10days(its very rare). Normally I have 21 days of purity between my two periods but sometimes I have 15 or 17/18 days of purity between my two periods. This month, the bleeding started on 16May 2018 after 12/13 days from last purity and my blood flow continued to be high and I feel a lot of pain in my abdomen like my previous period.
In our country Ramadan started on 18May and my bleeding is going on.
Should I keep fasting and perform salah?? Today is 19th May and I’m fasting.

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Since the miscarriage was after 7 weeks, the 10 days of bleeding after the DNC will be Haidh.

Your Haidh stopped when you either did not see any blood, or you saw clear white discharge. If you cannot remember exactly if that was on the 3rd or 4th of May, you should ponder and decide on what your mind inclines to (Ghalaba adh-Dhan).

The bleeding from the 16th of May to the 18th of May will definitely be Istihaadhah, since it is before the termination of the minimum period of purity (15 days). As for the 19th of May, it could be the 15th or 16 day of your purity. In order to calculate the days of purity (inspite of the bleeding) you need to revert to your habit and cannot just take the minimum of 15 days. You would need to recall your Tuhr (purity) period from the last three cycles before you fell pregnant, and use that as your habit for your Tuhr. If it was 17 days then you will consider 17 days from the 3rd or 4th of May (depending on what you recall) as your period of purity. You should then count the bleeding as Haidh from the 18th day, and not fast or perform Salah from then.  

Yes, if the blood stops before the end of 72 hours after this, and thereafter you do not see blood for a full 10 days, then you will have to keep Qadha.

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