Do Covid Vaccines Change My Periods?

Debunking Covid Vaccine Myths - Do they cause miscarriages? Are they altering periods? Members Public

I've come across a number of anecdotal reports of women with menstrual disturbances following COVID-19 vaccination. From viral TikTok videos, where the comments are filled with similar stories of menstraul disturbance - to a few of my own patients who have asked me about it. As a family doctor (GP)

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Venepuncture Members Public

Venepuncture involves taking blood from a patient's vein. This is often very useful in the acutely unwell patients; pneumonia, pancreatitis or cholecystitis as it gives an indication of the severity of the conditions. There are a number of ways to do this; vacutainer system, needle and syringe or butterfly. Please

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Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) Members Public

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) or peak flow measures how fast a person can exhale from their lungs. It is measured with a device called a peak flow meter, and is useful in measuring the degree of obstruction in the airways. Patients with airway disease such as asthma can often

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Nasogastric (NG) Tube insertion Members Public

Nasogastric tube (NG) insertion essentially involves placing a plastic tube in through the patient's nose and in to their stomach. The main purposes of this are for feeding/medication or for free drainage. Often patients who have bowel obstructions will be kept nil by mouth and given an NG tube

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Intravenous (IV) Cannulation Members Public

Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a technique that involves the placement of a small plastic tube (cannula or venflon) in to a patient's vein to provide venous access. Having venous access is often important in hospitals for example to initiate IV antibiotics or for a blood transfusion. This is a key

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Inhaler Technique Members Public

An effective inhaler technique is one of the cornerstones of asthma and COPD treatment. This allows the medication to get to the lung where it can help control the patient's symptoms. It is also important to have an understanding of all the different inhalers available e.g. metered dose inhaler,

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Electrocardiography Members Public

Electrocardiography (ECG) is a technique that detects the electrical signals from a patient's heart and then records it on to a strip of paper. An ECG is a basic investigation that all junior doctors have to be comfortable at doing. It allows the clinician to see the electrical activity of

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Urethral Catheterisation Members Public

Catheterisation is an invasive practical procedure that all junior doctors must be confident with before their first on-call. It involves passing a small plastic tube through the urethra and in to the bladder. Often you will get called to the difficult ones that the nurses have not been successful with.

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