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Eleven days after the AZ vaccine and I have bleeding. My last period was three years ago. I had discomfort and irritability the last couple of days that I didn’t even recognise as being the same as PMS, it’s been so long (and I am irritable at the best of times). I just hope it’s a one-off. As it is I have to go to my doc because I had minimal bleeding over a year ago and she’s being very cautious just in case it’s something nasty (last tests said all normal, though). Bloody pest, having this happen! At least I still have some reusable pads.

Eleven days after the AZ vaccine and I have bleeding. My last period was three years ago. I had discomfort and irritability the last couple of days that I didn’t even recognise as being the same as PMS, it’s been so long (and I am irritable at the best of times). I just hope it’s a one-off. As it is I have to go to my doc because I had minimal bleeding over a year ago and she’s being very cautious just in case it’s something nasty (last tests said all normal, though). Bloody pest, having this happen! At least I still have some reusable pads.

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[–] Jack_the_Lass 15 points (+15|-0)

I would check with your doc before assuming it was a vaccine side effect. It could be something else.

That said, I am sitting here in absolutely crushing cramps today so regardless of the reason for the period, I feel for you.

That’s why I’ve made an appointment with her. I think it’s likely to be the vaccine, but I’ll get it checked regardless. I already have a referral to a gynaecologist, but don’t know when that’ll be - it’s on the public system.

Vibes for the cramps! They are the absolute pits. Nothing but a hot water bottle did anything for mine, back in the day.

[–] Srfthrowaway 2 points (+2|-0)

Glad to hear that. Imo it warrants a full history, maybe exam and probably at least an ultrasound. With any luck it's just a random bleed or a vacc side effect and nothing more ominous. Fingers crossed for you! ♥️

I had a pap smear and ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and they found nothing abnormal, it all looked fine. This was because of a tiny random bleed over a year ago, probably closer to two years now (the post I did about the male gyno). This is why I’m thinking it’s probably the vaccine - not long since I had it and clear results just before that. Doubtless I’ll need a sample taken again, now. Ugh.

[–] Nona_Biba 3 points (+3|-0)

sheesh that sucks tortie :( i hope it ends soon!

Thanks! I hope it’s just this once. They say “short term” and “one or two cycles” for women still menstruating, but not what they mean by “short term” for the post-menopausal. Boooo!