Covid Vaccination

Covid vaccination is a protective vaccine provided to produce antibodies by the body against the coronavirus. There are both live and attenuated vaccination available for immunization.

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Is breast cancer a reason for pain in my breasts for a few months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my early teens and my both breasts have been hurting since I have taken the first COVID shot. The pain comes and goes throughout the day and it has been there for a few months now. There is a harder tissue and lump, exactly the same in both breasts. My breasts have been of the sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out. Breast cancer is completely out of the question because you are too young to have it; and secondly, it does not occur symmetrically in both breasts so stay away from breast cancer thoughts. As per yo...  Read Full »

Why did I go pale, sweaty, and cold after getting the Pfizer vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, I took the Pfizer vaccine two weeks ago, and I am waiting to take my second dose. After my vaccination (a few seconds or one minute), I started to feel uncomfortable, almost like panic attacks (symptoms). I became pale, cold sweaty, and felt inner turmoil. I felt weak and was asked to lie...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Slight reactions may occur after a normal vaccine shot. But some people may panic after taking medicine. In their minds, just thoughts come to like something may happen, and they feel irritated or anxious. I also believe it is the same; maybe you were thinking a lot, so i...  Read Full »

I had blood in my urine and semen, and pain while urinating after my first COVID vaccine. Should I get my prostate checked?

Query: Hello doctor, The day after my first COVID vaccine a year ago, I had a cramp-like pain in my scrotum. I had blood in my urine that day and the next day in my semen. So I went to the doctor, and he did a urine test and said there were little traces of blood, but since my pain was not severe then, he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your symptoms are consistent with chronic prostatitis, the inflammation of the prostate gland, which requires treatment with long-term antibiotics and alpha-blockers. I suggest the following. Take a semen culture...  Read Full »

I took seven COVID tests on the same day, one result is positive and others are negative. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am fully vaccinated with Pfizer. I carried out a random lateral flow test and had a positive result which showed a very faint line. I felt a little tired, had no temperature, and my legs hurt a bit. I suffer from vertigo, so anyway, the dizziness I had was normal for me. The next day c...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I hope I have been able to clarify your doubt regarding whether you acquired COVID or not. Since you have undergone many tests, and all of them are negative except one, the best possible explanation is that you had an acquired COVID which was on...  Read Full »

Is my drug history not letting me recover from COVID-19 vaccination symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I got the second COVID vaccine four days back and I am still very sick.The doctor had said that I may develop cold-like symptoms for one to two days but my condition is getting worse each day. I am having severe body ache, fatigue, consistent low energy, shortness of breath, frequent head...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query and I understand your concern. It is not always necessary that symptoms last only for one to two days. Sometimes they may last for long, such as a week so for the treatment medications are required. Another reason for your symptoms can be the medi...  Read Full »

Should a booster shot be the same vaccine brand as the previous two doses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am planning to book my booster appointment online. I have had two doses of Pfizer. I am confused about whether to take Pfizer or Moderna as my booster shot. It has been more than four months since I took my last vaccination. Please suggest on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and understand your concern. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are RNA (ribonucleic acid) vaccines. The mechanism in both of them will be the same. Also, the reported efficacy of both the vaccines is also the same. However, there are ...  Read Full »

Can I surpass the recommended time for the second dose of COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a phobia of needles and I am not vaccinated against COVID-19. I am considering getting vaccinated but I would like to first consult for resources to help me cope with this process and make it less anxiety-inducing for me.I was also unsure if I need to have my second vaccine within t...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.I can understand your phobia and it can lead to severe anxiety.The best way to tackle it is to take anti-anxiety drugs like the tablet Nexito plus (Clonazepam and Escitalopram) one hour prior to injection....  Read Full »

My son has his second dose of COVID vaccine due next month. Is it safe for him to attend school?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old. He has recently taken his first dose of the COVID vaccine. His second dose is scheduled next month. Is it advisable for him to go to a public place before the second dose? His school wants him to report in person for resuming his classes before his second dose of t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and I can understand your concern. I agree that your son must be fully vaccinated before he starts going to school. But you must be aware that people are getting infected with new strains of the COVID virus even after having taken the booster dose....  Read Full »

What should I do to protect myself from COVID other than getting a vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not yet been able to get vaccinated. I have MCAS and never successfully received a vaccine in my life. I am attempting to get my Pfizer shot this month with an allergist. I have MS, asthma, and a disabled 9-year-old. I am the only unvaccinated member of my house. I do not leave m...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your query. In situations where you are not able to get your vaccinations done, I suggest you, 1) Follow strict social distancing. 2) Wear an N95 mask while going out, and make sure you never pull it down while you are outside. 3) Follow strict hand hygien...  Read Full »

I have low white blood cells and anisocytosis after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a low white blood cell count for about 15 months. It hovers around the threshold for neutropenia and lymphopenia but is always down. A blood film today shows mild anisocytosis, which was also the case at least six months ago when it was last checked. I have been undergoing o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your data (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) serology was positive, along with leukopenia. Viruses are pretty notorious for causing cytopenias of varying degrees. Now your system is recovering from that e...  Read Full »

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