Can COVID-19 affect your menstrual cycle?

Here is how COVID-19 can affect your menstrual cycle.

Coronavirus has made us rethink so many things and health has now become a priority. COVID-19 is known to have many after-effects and that may also bring long-lasting changes to our body. The effect of this novel virus is also seen on the menstrual cycle and it affects not only the duration of the menses but also the period flow. Here is what you should know about the effects of COVID-19 on menstruation.


COVID-19 and menstrual bleeding

Hormonal changes control the menstrual cycle and any changes in the level can affect the frequency and blood flow. Some people may also get their periods two times a month due to hormonal fluctuation. Doctors have also shared that some patients also report heavy bleeding with clots when they tested positive for the virus.

COVID-19 and stress

Even if a person has not tested positive, the stress and anxiety caused due to this pandemic have also caused hormonal issues in people. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding coronavirus and people are stressed and concerned about the well-being of their families. Other health issues may also be a contributing factor as health, in general, has also been affected due to the lockdown and restrictions which have limited the activity of people.

There is no concrete evidence or research that proves that coronavirus interferes with the menstrual cycle directly, however, it may have indirect effects on some people. The best way to take care of your body is by exercising and eating healthy food. Stress management should also be considered.