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Hello there, good afternoon from Nepal. My query is about my period thing. Recently I went through the dental procedures(tooth removal, RCT process, scaling and composition) and having some antibiotics and pain killers under the suggestion of my doctor.

By Anonymous November 9, 2015 - 3:47am
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Just wanna to make sure that, does dental procedures and these medical drugs could be the reasons for my late period? I'm 24 and married. Including today, my period is 11days late. Though I took pregnancy test too and it was negative all the way. Could you please help me out? Are these things related with each other? Thanking you.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us for information regarding any correlation between the menstrual cycle, dental procedure, antibiotics and analgesics.

From what I can tell, antibiotics prescribed following a root canal treatment should not have any effect on your menstrual cycle. Likewise, any anesthetic agent used during the procedure or the dental procedures should have had no impact on your period being late.

I could find no evidence that pain killers cause changes in the menstrual cycle. Antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants, corticosteroids and chemotherapeutic drugs can cause a missed period.

Anonymous, I can only suggest you speak with your oral surgeon or the pharmacist. If your period does not start in the next week or so, repeat the test and contact your gynecologist.

Please keep us updated.


November 9, 2015 - 9:35am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much. Really appreciate your feedback. My breast are sore now like I used to had on my regular periods. Though it's the sign of early pregnancy too, I had another test yesterday too and again it was negative. My period is late for two weeks already. I'll look forward for few more days, then I'll head to the doctor. Anyways, I'll keep on updating about my happening things to you. Thanks again.!

November 10, 2015 - 6:50pm
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