Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 associated with respiratory symptoms like cough and shortness of breath impacting other parts of the body including the digestive, neurological, cardiovascular, and other parts of the body whereas menstruation is normal vaginal bleeding occurring on a monthly basis. 

With around 800 million people around the world undergoing menstrual cycles the urge to have a safe and hygienic mention has increased. Be it in urban areas or rural areas people and organizations are constantly evolving and longing to teach people who do not know about proper hygiene during menstruation. With the help of several NGOs, seminars, street plays every one of the other people is trying to spread the word of considering periods or menstruation cycle as a normal part of life other than a taboo. The ability to manage periods is often associated with socioeconomic status, the area of the region in which one lives, the time we are going through, and other related things. 

The generous doing has been stopped due to the pandemic but throughout the pandemic or since the pandemic started there have been several reports and confusion doing round the corners that being affected with covid19 impacts the menstrual cycle resulting in lighter, heavier, irregular, or missed periods. So far, according to the mediclinic Obstetrician and gynaecologist and as per the research is concerned the insights are mixed where to some women covid19 and menstruation flow was normal and to some it was abnormal. 

For instance, in China, the word spread that people reported hearing was that menstruation increases the vulnerability of the virus; similarly in Tanzania rumors were that periods are a symptom of covid19 and menstruating people are more prone to attract the disease. 

With a little research, it was noted and addressed that the infection could lead to stress to your body disrupting the hormones leaving a noticeable change in your periods. The study found that the lining of the uterus was not directly infected by the disease covid19. 

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Insights of Covid19 and Menstruation

In reference to the changes in menstrual volume around 25 percent of people witness the change like out of 180 people 48 women saw their menstruation cycle affected. On average out of 48 women, 36 experienced lighter period flow than normal whereas 12 women had heavier periods. 

Women affected with severe covid19 were and are considered more prone to have noticeable changes in their period as compared to the people with mild illness. Women experienced a longer-than-normal cycle during their illness to the fluctuation in hormones like a follicle-stimulating hormone, estrogen, and progesterone, etc. Other than these factors affecting your menstruation other factors like mental pressure, emotional strain, distress, anxiety during the pandemic are considered to be some of the most important factors.  

For women suffering from any type of period mishap, it is advised to take mediclinic gynecology by visiting a good doctor manually or virtually. It is advised to visit the doctor in-person so that you can explain the problem in detail and get the required solution for the issue.