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Vaccine does not impact menstrual cycle: DoctorsPATNA: Women of all age groups should take the vaccine as it will neither create any hormonal imbalances nor affect their menstrual cycle, experts say. Women having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) can also take the jab.

According to Siwan-based gynecologist Dr Ranjita Sinha, “PCOS/PCOD is a health condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Since Covid vaccine is injected intramuscularly, that is in your upper arm muscle and not in your veins, it is nowhere to disturb a woman’s menstrual cycle.”

She added: “Everyone should get the vaccine. Women having PCOD/PCOS can also take the shot as the vaccine doesn’t affect the body internally. However, local reactions such as mild fever and headache can happen temporarily.”

Dr Ranjana Sinha, a city-based obstetrician and gynaecologist, told this newspaper: “It is completely safe to take the vaccine. PCOS/PCOD is not any issue in vaccination. People should not believe in myths. Vaccine is important and it is saving lives. Vaccine has nothing to do with any hormone. Everyone should get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Riya Kumari (20), an undergraduate student from Kadamkuan area said: “I was worried after some reading some social media posts about menstrual cycle and vaccine. However, my doctor cleared the confusion and advised me to take the vaccine as soon as possible because people who are getting both its doses are safer.”

Shalini Sinha (25), a postgraduate student from Gola road, said mild reactions are expected in any type of vaccine. “Covid vaccine will not create any hormonal problems as no data confirms that the vaccines create any changes in menstruation cycle. I will take the vaccine in the first week of May,” she said.


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