COVID often causes the same set of symptoms – cough, runny nose or headache are just some of the symptoms you’ll be familiar with.
In a small number of people, more bizarre symptoms may appear, such as belching or pink eye.
Usually the symptoms go away on their own as the body fights off the infection.
But as we all know, the virus has left millions with a “long-lived” condition, causing a series of inexorable side effects.
Some of these can take a toll on a person’s confidence, such as a change in their penis size or problems with bladder control.
It is important to see your doctor if you are concerned about any of these symptoms.
They can detect that Covid is not the cause and provide you with treatment for an underlying problem.
Here’s a look at some of the more embarrassing problems that Covid can cause:
According to experts, burping “usually occurs up to 30 times a day,” both audible and insidious.
Ợ gas dozen occurs after eating, especially foods like broccoli, apples, pears, and fruit, or drinking something carbonated.
Some people may burp more when they are sick with Covid.
Model Olivia Molly Rogers, a former Miss Universe contestant from Australia, said she “Can’t stop burping” while infected in January.
In some people, it can last for several weeks as part of a long Covid, research has shown.
A study highlighted by researchers in Lancet The medical journal found that 44% of patients admitted from China had stomach-related problems 3 months after discharge.
Of the 117 patients studied, one in 10 had more belching than before.
Covid may make going to the bathroom more frequent, as research has shown that diarrhea can be a symptom of the disease.
Research on symptoms of ZOE Covid revealed that the likelihood of having diarrhea with Covid increases with age.
It affects 10% of children but 30% of adults over the age of 35, data from millions of app users has shown.
Diarrhea is an early sign of Covid disease, which begins on the first day of infection and gradually increases during the first week, the team said.
The ongoing symptom study in China, mentioned above, shows that 15% of hospital patients develop diarrhea during their recovery.
Problems in the bedroom were reported by people months after they contracted the virus.
A study by King’s College, out of 3,400 people who had previously confirmed or suspected Covid, shed light on the severity of the problem.
It found that 14.6% of men and 8% of women had some “sexual dysfunction” as part of a lingering Covid, which may have been a problem for months.
Research suggests that Covid disease can cause erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.
Urologists in Miami found coronavirus particles in the penises of two men with ED under Covid monitoring.
When the virus enters the endothelial cells of the blood vessels found in the penis, it can block proper blood flow.
Experts have said that the shrinking penis is likely the result of erectile dysfunction caused by a viral infection.
3.2% of men in the King’s College study reported a smaller penis.
An anonymous The man who suffered from erectile dysfunction and reduced penis size due to Covid called on the “How To” podcast and said it destroyed his confidence.
Ashley Winter MD, a urologist in Portland, USA, and affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, reassures men that there are treatments that can help.
Night sweats have been reported by some experts to be a common feature of the Omicron variant during infection.
Speaking to ITV’s Lorraine, Dr Amir Khan said patients were experiencing “drenched night sweats that make you stand up and change clothes”.
It can leave your sheets and nightwear wet, or even drenched, even if the room you’re sleeping in is cool.
This can be a source of confusion for people who share a bed with their partner – although only you may know it.
If you’ve used Covid in the past and feel a bit “down,” you can blame the virus.
King’s College research shows that some of the symptoms highlighted by people with prolonged Covid are related to mood swings.
A quarter of people said they were more angry since being infected, while 7.4% said they were aggressive.
More than half of the respondents said they were more irritable.
It has been difficult for researchers to distinguish whether these symptoms are a direct result of the virus or shared feelings about the pandemic and the stress it causes.
Your partner won’t thank you for this – sleep may have gotten worse since you overcame your Covid illness.
King’s College research has listed sleep apnea affecting 7.1% of people with persistent Covid.
The main symptom of this condition is snoring, because the airways are constricted throughout the night.
Sleep apnea In fact, it can be quite a serious condition as it can make the person feel tired during the day. It has been linked to a range of diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Red or pink eyes
Eye irritation can occur in some people with Covid infections.
The World Health Organization lists it as a less common symptom of the virus.
An original study, published in BMJ Open Ophthalmology, showed that of the 83 Covid patients, 17% had itchy eyes while 16% had eye pain.
It will be clear when you recover.
However, according to research by King’s College of Long Covid, about 15% of people report having “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), while the same number have bloodshot eyes.
The last thing you want after a Fallopian tube infection is urinary incontinence, which is when you find it harder to keep your bladder or bowels down.
Scientists at Beaumont College of Medicine, Michigan, theorized that the inflammation caused by Covid could put more pressure on the bladder.
They see that 46 of the 65 discharged patients – most in their 60s – had new or worsening symptoms related to their bladder, including having to go more at night.
Meanwhile, King’s College research found that 14.1% of people had “bladder control problems” as a symptom of persistent salpingitis.
However, urinary incontinence and similar problems are very common and are sometimes the result of stress, obesity, or advanced age.
All of which could be the real reason some people have developed it since the pandemic, as opposed to the virus itself.
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