I've heard quite a few women talk about concerns they had in getting vaccinated due to possible effects on their their monthly cycle and fertility.

Maybe you're one of the thousands of women throughout Connecticut and New York who are wondering why, since you received the COVID-19 vaccine, your monthly cycle has changed and does it mean anything about future health and fertility?

I have two women in my family who had these same concerns before getting their vaccine. However in my case, neither has had any outlining issues, but there are many women who, for unknown reasons, are having issues since taking the vaccine.

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Many women are asking the question to friends, doctors, and all over social media, is this a normal reaction my body is having? And is this going to effect my fertility down the road?

According to wtnh.com, doctors throughout the state and the CDC say it's not an adverse reaction, however one medical expert, Dr. Hugh Taylor is taking these claims seriously. He's heard the same thing from a lot of women including many of his own patients.

Researchers are now investigating if the vaccine had anything to do with changes in the menstrual cycle for those who participated in the original clinical trials of the vaccine.

Right now at least, there doesn't seem to be any links between the vaccine and these cycle changes, but experts are not ruling out that it could be the result of the vaccine, or the result of other factors like stress, diet, and exercise patterns.

As far as long term fertility, the CDC did issue an official statement on that saying there is no impact on someone's future fertility by getting the vaccine. It has so far proven safe and hasn't had any impact on pregnancy or fertility. They did add that the vaccine is a personal choice.

Obviously if you have concerns, or have experienced unusual symptoms or changes to your regular monthly cycle, you should call your doctor as soon as possible.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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