NASHVILLE, TN - Some women are saying they are experiencing changes or complications with their menstrual cycles after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

News4's spoke with one woman about her experience, saying that having extended or more complicated periods happened after receiving the vaccine. 

Reporter Alexandria Adams spoke with the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, OBGYN at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who said it is not uncommon for women's menstrual cycles to often go through changes. He added it is often due to stress.

“Whether that is emotional stress or physiological stress. There is a communication between a portion of your brain and your ovaries and your adrenal gland," said Dr. Ted Anderson. "Any perturbation in that caused by stress can cause that hormonal communication to get a little out of whack.” is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<

Copyright 2020 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.