Bleeding after a miscarriage

Q: I am confused whether my bleeding is istidah or posnatal. I had an eptopic pregnancy at 11 weeks. My treatment for eptopic pregnancy involved a D and C and an special injection to terminate the eptopic pregnancy. Since the treatment I have been on heavy bleeding for almost 5 weeks and now on my 6th week I am still getting brown discharge. My doctor said the bleeding lasted so long because of the injection and she also said that though this is not a postnatal bleeding, she recommended me to wait for 6 weeks until I start praying. Now that I am at the end of my sixth week, I am still having the brown discharge after the 5 week long heavy bleeding. Should I start praying or not? Please advise.

A: If no body limbs were formed then the bleeding will be regarded as haidh and you will revert to your past habit to work out the days of haidh and istihaadhah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)