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Sore gums with menstration?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate.
Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists.

In brief: Yes
Menstrual cycles are so different is every woman, but you also need to make sure you are not becoming anemic or developing a nutritional or mineral deficiency when you menstruate.
Vitamin or folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency can all cause gingival (gum) pain. See your ob/gyn and possibly consider further work up to ensure no deficiency exists.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hormones
Hormones affect gums, that is the most likely gums.
The healthier your gums are the less likely that is to happen. Do you have regular professional care. If you do not, please seek it out.

In brief: Hormones
Hormones affect gums, that is the most likely gums.
The healthier your gums are the less likely that is to happen. Do you have regular professional care. If you do not, please seek it out.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Stephen St james
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Normal but...
Some women are very susceptible to oral complications from hormonal fluctuations.
Ideally, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned and double your efforts at home in terms of brushing and flossing. Bleeding means you need to do more fast.

In brief: Normal but...
Some women are very susceptible to oral complications from hormonal fluctuations.
Ideally, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned and double your efforts at home in terms of brushing and flossing. Bleeding means you need to do more fast.
Dr. Stephen St james
Dr. Stephen St james
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sore Gums
Sore gums mean irritated or inflamed gums.
This may happen briefly during the mid-cycle hormonal surge, but is uncommonly the cause of sore gums. Go see your dentist, if this symptom doesn't clear or recurs to make sure of the cause.

In brief: Sore Gums
Sore gums mean irritated or inflamed gums.
This may happen briefly during the mid-cycle hormonal surge, but is uncommonly the cause of sore gums. Go see your dentist, if this symptom doesn't clear or recurs to make sure of the cause.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Very common
Menstruation gingivitis usually occurs a day or two before the start of the period.
Keep a good oral hygiene and visit your dentist on regular basis.

In brief: Very common
Menstruation gingivitis usually occurs a day or two before the start of the period.
Keep a good oral hygiene and visit your dentist on regular basis.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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