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06 Sep 2007

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Will the emrgency contraception cause irregular periods and spotting? I took the tablets about two weeks ago and my next period about seven days later lasted about 8 days as compared to the normal maxomum of 5 days. Is this normal? Also, Is blood spotting after sex normal if you were sexually inactive for more that 2 years ?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mthusi10
Yes emergency contraception can cause menstrual irregularity.
If you have blood spotting after sex you may have a sensitive or inflamed cervix and you probably need to see a doctor to have a gyne examination and a pap-smear.
Dr Bets
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