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Retrograde Menstruation Through Patent Fallopian Tubes

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

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Description:

Blood may enter the peritoneal cavity in the perimenstrual period through patent fallopian tubes. It may be fairly common. The presence of menstrual blood in the peritoneal cavity can cause diagnostic problems during peritoneal dialysis or following trauma, resulting in unnecessary testing.

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