Covid vaccine: MHRA is ‘closely monitoring’ reports of ‘unexpected vaginal bleeding'

Having most of the population vaccinated enables the MHRA to collect more data regarding the side effects of the Covid vaccines. Undoubtedly, the evidence shows that Covid jabs are effective at reducing the risk of severe illness from coronavirus, but side effects can (and do) happen. In the latest UK Government report, the MHRA is said to be “closely monitoring reports of unexpected vaginal bleeding following vaccination”. The report continued: “A range of menstrual disorders have been reported after all three of the COVID-19 vaccines.”

“The current evidence does not suggest an increased risk of either menstrual disorders or unexpected vaginal bleeding following the vaccines,” the Government concluded.

The NHS has listed a whole range of causes for unexpected vaginal bleeding, from a side effect of contraception to cervical cancer.

Women between the ages of 25 to 64 “should be having regular cervical screening tests”, the national health body pointed out.

Cervical cancer develops in a woman’s cervix – the entrance to the womb from the vagina.

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“In most cases, abnormal vaginal bleeding is the first noticeable symptom of cervical cancer,” warned the NHS.

This includes bleeding during or after sex, between periods, or after you’ve been through the menopause.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Pain and discomfort during sex
  • Unusual or unpleasant vaginal discharge
  • Pain in your lower back or pelvis.

“Abnormal bleeding does not mean you have cervical cancer, but you should see a GP as soon as possible to get it checked out,” added the NHS.

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All these side effects under MHRA’s close eye are rare occurrences; much more common side effects include:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pains
  • Chills
  • Join paints
  • Fever.

These side effects are generally experienced mildly, or moderately.

In addition, these reactions usually resolve themselves within a few days following vaccination.

At present, more than 73,766,593 people in the UK have had at least one Covid jab.


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