The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 402

If a woman does not know which type of istiḥāḍah she has, then based on obligatory precaution, when she wants to perform prayers she must examine herself. For example, she must insert some cotton into the vagina, wait a little while, and then take it out. After she has found out which of the three types of istiḥāḍah she has, she must do the things that have been instructed for that particular type. However, if she knows that until the time she wants to perform prayers her istiḥāḍah will not change, she can examine herself before the time for prayer has set in.