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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does the emergency contraceptive pill cause an irregular period afterward?

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Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: This is a common side effect. But take a pregnancy test if you miss a period.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It may: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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