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Why did the covid symptom checker ask about my periods?

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DrMadelineMaxwell Sat 09-May-20 16:59:37

And what pill I am on?

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MarieQueenofScots Sat 09-May-20 17:00:44

From the app:-

The COVID Symptom Study app has been updated to include specific questions about periods, hormone medications and menopause with the aim to better understand how hormones such as oestrogen might influence COVID-19 outcomes. The data will shed more light on the underlying reasons why there are sex-based differences in the response to coronavirus infection and the role of hormones in the disease as demonstrated in COVID Symptom Study data on hospitalisation.‍

DaisylovesDonald Sat 09-May-20 17:00:50

They are looking into the effect of oestrogen as part of trying to find out why men seem to be more at risk

Elizabeth110100 Sat 09-May-20 17:01:20

I was about to ask the same question. Today was the first time they've asked that.

DrMadelineMaxwell Sat 09-May-20 17:02:58

Ok, diolch. I hadn't noticed that.

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AppearingNormal Sat 09-May-20 17:03:01

Is there a question about Vitamin D, whether you have ever been tested or supplement ? ( Should be, ethnicity and being fat as factors, bit obvious innit ).

thethoughtfox Sat 09-May-20 17:55:46

Could it also be that our temperature rises at that time?

Lovely1a2b3c Sat 09-May-20 17:58:18

1. Oestrogen
2. Because your body temperature can be raised shortly before a period

JulietTango Sat 09-May-20 18:24:46

Oh look, a disease which affects men more adversely than women and there's research into why.

Shame that doesn't happen the other way around

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