- Nearly 35,000 women say they’ve had menstrual problems since Jabba
- But health watchers have not yet accepted the link to the Kovid vaccine.
- Leading women’s health experts are demanding further investigation
Experts stressed today that periods interrupted by COVID vaccines usually return to normal after an irregular cycle.
Around 35,000 women in the UK have reported suffering from heavy periods – or those that come earlier or later than usual – after having a jaw.
Officials have not acknowledged any link between jabs and an irregular cycle, despite calls from leading women’s health experts to investigate the issue further.
Today, doctors lined up to dismiss fears that the jab could hamper fertility, saying the interrupted periods are ‘transient’ in nature.
Dr Jackie Mebin, a consultant gynecologist and researcher at the University of Edinburgh, said other jabs have been known to disrupt periods and have had no significant effect on fertility.
Covid itself – and other viruses such as HIV – can also disrupt the menstrual cycle.
But other experts have previously dismissed this theory, saying that menstrual problems were not occurring at a higher-than-normal rate after jabs.
Nearly 35,000 women have now come forward to say that their periods were interrupted after getting the Kovid vaccine, it was revealed today. (store)
‘I didn’t have a period for 20 years… then I got vaccinated’
A 57-year-old mother claims that her periods came back after getting the Kovid vaccine.
Jacqueline Goldsworthy, a social worker in Barnet, north London, stopped menstruating 20 years ago after having a coil fit.
When she started menopause seven years ago, she began doing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help with symptoms.
But after receiving her first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, Ms. Goldsworthy claims her periods are back.
Jacqueline Goldsworthy, 57, from London
‘I was bleeding again a week after receiving the pockets,’ she told MailOnline.
‘It must have been the vaccine. I have never bleed for 20 years because of coils and then HRT, which I have been doing for seven years for menopause.
Ms Goldsworthy said the NHS was ‘faultless’ and immediately sent her for a scan to check if it was something untoward, such as cancer.
But all the results came negative.
‘When I told him I thought it was because of the vaccine, he said “no way”, she said.
‘But the fact that I still don’t have an answer as to why I was bleeding isn’t the happiest of me.’
Dr Mebin said: ‘At this stage, it is difficult to be certain about the mechanisms that cause these effects. It may differ from person to person.
The brain, ovaries and womb interact to control the menstrual cycle.
Menstrual disturbances can be caused by effects on the part of the brain that controls reproductive hormones, effects on the ovaries, or directly on the lining of the womb (which is shed during a period).
‘In times of stress, the female system is designed to temporarily downregulate to prevent pregnancy and conserve energy.
‘This brain-level effect may explain some of the changes in menstruation seen during an epidemic, with COVID, or during vaccination.’
COVID vaccines are designed to trigger an immune response in the body to protect against future COVID infections.
This triggers inflammation that can affect the ovaries momentarily, Dr. Mebin said.
They said it can alter their hormone production in one or two cycles, resulting in irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding.
“Inflammation can also temporarily alter how the lining of the womb breaks down and sheds, causing heavy periods,” Dr. Mebin said.
‘These effects can lead to temporary changes in menstrual symptoms that should resolve spontaneously.
‘Similar short-term premenstrual effects have been reported after HPV vaccination and hepatitis B vaccination.
‘This suggests that the effects are due either to the stress of receiving the vaccination or to an immune process necessary to initiate protection.
‘Previous reports have been of a transient effect on menstrual symptoms and no evidence of an effect on fertility.’
She adds that women who experience frequent menstrual changes and irregular bleeding, or who have vaginal bleeding after menopause, should speak to their doctor to rule out other more serious causes.
For women wishing to conceive who were considering receiving the vaccine indicated a guide Published by the British Fertility Society.
Dr Raj Mathur, consultant in reproductive medicine and president of the British Fertility Society, told MailOnline yesterday that it was possible that the COVID vaccine was triggering a change in periods.
He said, ‘It appears that some women may receive the Kovid vaccine after a temporary disturbance in the menstrual cycle.
‘However, the evidence also shows there is no effect on fertility or the risk of miscarriage.
‘Women (and men) who have had the COVID vaccine have no change in their sperm quality or no chance of success with IVF.’
31 year old woman says her periods were delayed after getting vaccinated
A 31-year-old woman claims that her periods have been delayed after getting the Kovid vaccine.
Faye Leadbeater, a creative director in Manchester, got her first dose in early May, ahead of others in her age group due to asthma.
Her periods were regular for years, and she had not taken birth control pills, which can disrupt the frequency of her menstrual cycles.
But after taking the first dose of the pfizer jab she said her periods have become ‘irregular’, heavy and later than usual.
Faye Leadbeater, 31, Manchester
‘After the first dose I noticed an irregularity,’ she told MailOnline.
‘After the second vaccine I had the same symptoms again.
‘Then when my period came, it hit me like a brick wall. When I had my period it was very heavy.’
Ms Leadbeater claimed she saw people posting…