Menstrual disorders after anti-Covid vaccination: “Women have questions, our role is to answer them”

A young woman describes a period that lasted almost a month. Another bleeds “ten times more often”. A mother whose abdominal pain was so severe that she felt like reliving her birth. In the social networks under the keyword “Where is my cycle? ‘ rain the testimonies of women reporting menstrual irregularities after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine against Covid-19. They supplement and/or complete the nearly 11,000 declarations of this type that have already been “officially” recorded by pharmacovigilance centers in France. In these cases, most reported events are medically “non-serious” and reversible.

Bleeding that lasts too long or, on the contrary, stops for several months, pelvic and abdominal pain, reactivation of symptoms of endometriosis… Effect of serum or reactogenicity (reaction such as fever or nausea caused by vaccination and which could affect hormones), What’s wrong ? So far, the Pharmacovigilance Committee of the European Medicines Agency has been unable to link RNA vaccines to the various anomalies detected, but Christelle Ratignier-Carbonneil, Director General of the Medicines Agency in France (ANSM), has not been able to back down.

“Investigate further to understand what is happening”

This has just patient associations, collectives, gynecological colleges or midwives, etc. And this Thursday published a series of tips. “Women are concerned, they need to be taken into account and not left alone with the problems they feel,” she assures us.

Already now, by raising the awareness of healthcare professionals and giving them recommendations for action. But also by encouraging those affected to report systematically on their own page in order to be able to document and analyze their symptoms. “This call for explanation is essential, continues the head of the ANSM. We need to investigate further to understand what is happening. “Surely 11,000 cases out of 58 million vaccinated people, that may not seem like much, “but if you are one of those affected, it is important,” she recalls. Better understand how to move forward and not direct women to vaccination, the benefits of which far outweigh the risks.

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