‘What we’ve seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg’: Dr. Northrup
The first of three peer-reviewed studies of women who experienced menstrual irregularities or a decidual cast around the time COVID vaccines were rolled out is beginning to shed light on the sudden peak of this historically rare gynecological abnormality.
A decidual cast is when the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium) is shed intact, the entire lining is shed in one piece.
“What a decidual cast is is the shedding of the entire inside of the uterus at once, usually preceded by several days of intense cramping as the uterus contracts. So what is passed is a ‘cast’ of the inside of the uterus” Dr. Christiane Northrup, a co-author of the study, told The Epoch Times.
Less than 40 cases of decidual cast shedding (DCS) have been reported in the medical literature in the past 109 years. The event was so rare that there are only case studies and no data on population prevalence, according to the study.
In the later 7.5 months of 2021, MyCycleStory.com participants reported 292 cases of the 6,049 women who participated in the study.
One of the study’s authors, Dr. James Thorp, is a widely published 68-year-old physician MD board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as maternal-fetal medicine, who has been practicing obstetrics for over 42 years.
“The most common causes of DCS in pre-pandemic years are spontaneous miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and long-term progesterone therapy. We speculate that a possible mechanism could be the hypercoagulable state and change in blood consistency, which has been well documented by many embalmers, including Mr. Richard Hirschman. For example, the large, durable post-mortem clots that the embalmers first noticed last year can be seen in this context as ‘arterial casts’ and ‘venous casts’ and they have a strikingly similar appearance to those of decidual casts, apart from the shape. ‘ said Thorp.
“Extreme menstrual irregularities such as DCS should not be ignored, as there are potentially important implications regarding the lipid nanoparticles known to concentrate in the ovaries and also syncytial antibodies that can lead to miscarriage (spontaneous abortions),” he added. ready.
Thorp previously told The Epoch Times that he has seen “many, many, many complications in pregnant women, in mothers and in fetuses, in children and offspring” since the COVID vaccine was widely distributed.
“Fetal death, miscarriage, death of the fetus in the mother,” Thorp added. “What I’ve seen in the past two years is unprecedented.”
Thorp explained that while he has seen an increase in fetal deaths and adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with the COVID-19 vaccination, efforts to quantify this effect are hampered by the imposition of gag orders on doctors and nurses imposed in September 2021, as reviewed in the publication “Patient Betrayal: The Corruption of Healthcare, Informed Consent and the Physician-Patient Relationship” (pdf).
The study, titled “COVID-19 and the surge in Decidual Cast Shedding” (pdf), shows disturbing images of several women suffering DCS.
It states, “A decidual cast can occur when the cessation of progesterone levels results in loss of support for the decidualized endometrial lining. This results in a synchronized detachment of the entire decidualized layer of the endometrium and passes from the uterus through the cervix and vagina.” “This tissue mass/clot is often triangular, consistent with the internal shape of the intrauterine cavity. Other less common causes of DCS include discontinuation of exogenous estrogen/progesterone therapies and use of oral contraceptives and injectable progesterone.”
Tiffany Parotto, the study’s lead researcher and founder of MyCycleStory, is deeply concerned about the censorship and removal of a Facebook group of about 21,000 members where women talked about their irregular periods.
“The real problem I see here is that it’s 2022 and somehow it’s still acceptable for women’s voices to be completely erased as if they don’t matter,” Parotto told The Epoch Times.
“The fact is that tens of thousands of women experience traumatic bleeding and major problems. Women know what is normal for us and what is not. We know our bodies better than any doctor or social media site to know when something isn’t right. What right does great technology have to tell us that our stories aren’t worth sharing? How are we supposed to get to the heart of what could be causing them if we feel like we’re the only ones experiencing them? I loathe the idea that our experiences are suppressed and undermined as if suddenly ‘listening to women’ just means sometimes. So we knew we had to do the work ourselves and created the study. We had to give these women their voices back and let them know that we refuse to silence them and that we will do whatever it takes to bring attention to this issue,” Parotto said.
Northrup, MD, a former fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, fears there may be much more data regarding reproductive harm that has not yet been discovered.
“The female menstrual cycle is considered a vital sign that is just as important as blood pressure and body temperature when it comes to health assessment. Our initial findings of bleeding and shedding decidual cast in women exposed to those who had the experimental injection, “Suggest that what we’ve seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. The reproductive effects of this injection could be much worse than we’ve been told,” Northrup said.
The authors point out that there are some limitations to this first study.
“First, it is an observational study of patient questionnaires and is certainly subject to sample bias. Second, the decidual casts were not confirmed by pathological analysis, but self-reported. Third, the pre- and post-pandemic prevalence of DCS cannot be accurately determined at the time of writing,” they argue.