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abnoromal bleeding after periods have due to surgery
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An_254612 posted:
I had 2 ruptured ectopic pregnancies both resulting in emergency surgery. The first surgery they took my fallopian tube and left my ovary. I continued to have periods, although they were irregular. Approximately 7 years later I had another ruptured ectopic pregnancy. This time they took both my fallopian tube and ovary. After this I had a few very light, very irregular periods and then they stopped completely. This was about 7 years ago. Last week I spotted bright red blood and had cramps and stabbing pains which still continue at times. I am 44. My first question is it possible to have a period with only 1 ovary and no fallopian tubes? Secondly, are these signs of any female cancer? I have a history of female cancer in my family.
Thank you,
Lori
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georgiagail responded:
Yes; it is possible to have a menstrual period with only one ovary and no fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes play no role in triggering menstruation as explained in the attached:

https://www.zocdoc.com/answers/4445/does-removing-a-fallopian-tube-reduce-ones-period-frequency

However, a more important concern for you is that you have had stabbing pains, cramping and bright red blood after 7 years of NO menstrual periods. It is unlikely that what you are experiencing is a menstrual period but rather abnormal bleeding that has nothing to do with menstruation.

No one here can tell you if these symptoms are due to female cancer but it would be a good idea to get these symptoms looked into medically.

Gail


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