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Related to retrograde menstruation: endometriosis
a flow of menstrual blood back through the fallopian tubes; it sometimes carries with it endometrial cells; may be one of the causes of endometriosis.
a backflow of menstrual discharge through the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes into the peritoneal cavity. Fragments of endometrium may attach to the ovaries or other organs, causing endometriosis. Also called regurgitant menstruation.
ret·ro·grade men·stru·a·tion(ret'rō-grād men'strū-ā'shŭn)
A flow of menstrual blood back through the uterine tubes; it sometimes carries with it endometrial cells.
Menstrual flow that travels into the body cavity rather than being expelled through the uterus.
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