4 doctors weighed in:

Can femara (letrozole) (used for breast cancer) have gum bleeding as a side effect ?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Controllable w-floss

So vascularized with blood vessels, gums look pink to red.
Hormones and medications can make them "hyper-reactive" to plaque setting off an immune response that includes bleeding. Additionally, meds that cause dry mouth can increase plaque levels by reducing the self cleansing (plaque diluting) action of saliva. Try flossing, accurately and carefully twice a day. Skipping a single day =bleed.

In brief: Controllable w-floss

So vascularized with blood vessels, gums look pink to red.
Hormones and medications can make them "hyper-reactive" to plaque setting off an immune response that includes bleeding. Additionally, meds that cause dry mouth can increase plaque levels by reducing the self cleansing (plaque diluting) action of saliva. Try flossing, accurately and carefully twice a day. Skipping a single day =bleed.
Thank
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Indirectly

Any challenge to your immune system or normal hormones can make your gums more susceptible to infection.
Good home and professional care should control the bleeding.

In brief: Indirectly

Any challenge to your immune system or normal hormones can make your gums more susceptible to infection.
Good home and professional care should control the bleeding.
Thank
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Please notify our doctor if you have that side effect.

In brief: Yes

Please notify our doctor if you have that side effect.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available