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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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After COVID vaccination, I have pain while urinating. Help me.

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 you take a semen culture, take tablet L...  Read Full »

Why is my D-dimer level elevated after the first dose of my COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have any symptoms, but my D-dimer level are very high. I do not have any history of vascular disease, pulmonary embolism, or blood clots. My question is, I discovered the D-dimer elevation three weeks after my first COVID-19 vaccine. Can I get my second dose if I still have h...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are doing well in the pandemic. As you said, you have no signs and symptoms of any disease, and you have got vaccinated a few months back, and your D-dimers are pretty high, indicating that you have some low to intermediate grade clotting state. And, as ...  Read Full »

Is my muscle twitching due to the rare autoimmune disorder GBS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. And I have been experiencing muscle twitching in my hands and legs for more than three months. And I also have occasional chest pains. My feet are too cold even when I am in a hot shower. I had my Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 16 days ago. I read about a...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you have any weight loss? 2) Do you have weakness in the hands and feet? 3) Do you have difficulty in breathing? I suggest you do ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-react...  Read Full »

What should I do if I have symptoms after taking the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine one week ago. And after my vaccination, I have body ache, headache, fever, cold, chill, tiredness, sore throat, and dry cough. Are my symptoms because of the vaccine? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vaccine related adverse effects usually last up to 72 hours. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you work outside of your home or frequently leave your house to do chores and the like? 2) Any possible exposure from someone with cough, cold, or...  Read Full »

I feel a shock-like sensation after the COVID vaccine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a burning and shock-like sensation in my left hand for a couple of days. Whenever any object grazes my thumb or index finger, I get a burning sensation. The movement of the fingers and wrist is also not so free. My grip is fine, but I feel a bit of heaviness...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a burning and shock-like sensation in your left hand, especially your left thumb and index finger, for the last few days.According to your statement, you may su...  Read Full »

I heard COVID vaccine decreases immunity. Is it true?

Query: Hello, There are many rumors that our immunity decreases after taking the COVID vaccine. While I understand that wearing the mask, social distancing, etc., are very important as antibodies do not develop for some time. But does it mean that our immunity is even lesser than someone who has not taken ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.It is a rumor that after taking the vaccine, immunity decreases. This is because after taking the vaccine, antibodies in the body are formed to some extent after the first dose and to a large extent after the second dose.There is no reason why the ...  Read Full »

Why does my 80-year-old father has low levels of antibody even after two doses of COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello, My 80-year-old father has received two doses of the Covishield vaccine in a gap of 5.5 weeks. He received his second dose last month. We did the antibody test. His antibodies are only 1.4, while for my mother, it is 20. They both received the doses on the same day. Does this mean he has low p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Low values mean that your father does not currently have an active COVID infection. However, they both had exposure previously, so antibodies are formed, which is why the antibody test is positive. Your mother had m...  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 »

Is my increase in night temperature after one month of recovery a post-COVID effect?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. I was tested positive for COVID-19 one month ago and was hospitalized for six days. After that, I was completely normal and also did a post-COVID health checkup after seven days and was perfectly normal.But, after COVID, I regularly have a high temperature of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The neutrophils are still mildly elevated, and they need time to reduce back to normal levels. You are experiencing post-COVID inflammation, a condition where your body is slowly gettin...  Read Full »

Why do I have fever and low blood pressure after my COVID-19 vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 59-years-old, and I had my COVID vaccines. I am having an on and off fever for the last four days and having a temperature of 101.5 F. My blood pressure came down to 104/68 mmHg, and my pulse dropped down to 68 last night. Now it is 131/78 mmHg with a pulse of 94. My energy is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I will help you with it. Do chills accompany fever? If yes, you should get a test for the malaria parasite. Fever affects your thirst center in the hypothalamus, and because of that, you do not realize when you get dehydrated. Dehydra...  Read Full »

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