COVID-19 Vaccine Linked To Small, Temporary Increase In Menstrual Cycle Length: Study

Women receiving one dose of coronavirus vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had an increase in cycle span of nearly one day as compared to the women who are unvaccinated, found a recent study

Study finds COVID-19 vaccine linked to small, temporary increase in menstrual cycle length

Women receiving one dose of coronavirus vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had an increase in cycle span of nearly one day as compared to the women who are unvaccinated, found a recent study. The change in the cycle length, the increase in cycle span–a longer time between bleeding was not linked with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding).

This study has been published in the ‘Obstetrics & Gynecology Journal’. The authors, led by Alison Edelman, M.D., M.P.H., of Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, noted that menstrual cycles typically depend on small amount from month to month, and the rise they saw was well within the range of normal variability.

Additional they said more research is needed to determine how coronavirus vaccination could potentially impact other menstrual characteristics, like the associated symptoms (pain, mood changes, etc.) and characteristics of bleeding (including heaviness of flow).

“It is reassuring that the study found only a small, temporary menstrual change in women,” said Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

“These results provide, for the first time, an opportunity to counsel women about what to expect from COVID-19 vaccination so they can plan accordingly,” she added.

Dr Bianchi added that little exploration has preliminarily been conducted on how vaccines for COVID-19 or vaccines for other conditions could potentially impact the menstrual cycle. The study authors analysedde-identified data from a fertility tracking app, Natural Cycles. Druggies input data on their temperature and their menstrual cycles and can assent to the use of theirde-identified data for exploration.

For vaccinated individualities, data were from three successive cycles before vaccination and from three further successive cycles, including the cycle or cycles in which vaccination took place. For unvaccinated individualities, data was collected for six successive cycles. Of the individuals in the study, were vaccinated and were unvaccinated.

Utmost vaccinated druggies entered the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. On average, the first vaccination cure was associated with a.71- day cycle increase in cycle length and the alternate cure with a.91- day increase. Thus, druggies vaccinated over two cycles had an increase of lower than one day in each of the vaccination cycles. There were no changes in the number of menstrual bleeding days for the vaccinated individuals. The experimenters saw no significant change in cycle length for the unvaccinated app druggies.

A group of app druggies who entered two vaccine boluses in the same menstrual cycle (358 druggies) had a larger average increase in cycle length of two days. Still, this change appeared to drop in posterior cycles, indicating that the menstrual changes likely are temporary. The authors added that the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics classified a variation in cycle length as normal if the change is lower than eight days

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