FEDERICO DIÉZ RIVAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although extragenital bleeding in women is known to occur, simultaneous bleeding from the eyes, ears, nose, urethra and rectum in association with the menstrual cycle appears to be very rare. Review of the literature fails to reveal a similar case, and because of its uniqueness this case report is presented.
In 1884 Duncan,1 in a lecture before the London Society of Medicine, said: "It is high time to give up the whole disease as a tissue of error if not of absurdity. I have all my life been on the lookout for a case of vicarious menstruation, but I have
RIVAS FD. VICARIOUS BLEEDING1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:811–819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-3-811
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(3):811-819.
Nephrology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Urological Disorders.
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