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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot flashes: Recently approved citalopram for hot flashes. Speak with your doctor about the possibility of giving this medication to you. This is not a hormone.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Sweating and flashes: Hard to tell, anxiety due its random nature or infection .Seek evaluation if symptoms persist.
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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Hot flushes: There are a multitude of medications available, both prescription and OTC . See your physician as he can certainly help you Good Luck
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Hot flashes": At 49, your estrogen levels are much higher than previous decades of life, and the degree of estrogen withdrawal symptoms at ovulation and pre-menstru ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: This is not normal and needs a rapid diagnosis because it may be a complication of the colonoscopy which can become rapidly worse and very severe. Do ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need for blood test: I trust that you plan to be fasting for your doctor's appointment so that fasting blood sugar may be tested. Though hemoglobin a1c can be tested in no ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start with diet.: Hot flashes or flushes, may happen due to decreased estrogen production. Hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia may cause identical symptoms. Start by eating ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estrogen changes: A drop in estrogen, one of the female hormones, has been shown to be the cause of "hot flashes" of perimenopause.Hot flashes can also be caused by thy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: The exact mechanism is unknown but it most likely relates to a change in estrogen levels. That is why they are so commonly associated with menopause. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
For you?: Are you asking for yourself? Hot flashes are common during menopause and leading up to it. But you are only 17 yrs old. Are you having hormonal or ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Difficult question: Without knowing your history its hard to give you recommendations. In certain cases there are alternatives and others where they may not be appropriat ... Read More
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