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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menopause? i mean drenching.

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Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Hot flashes are commonly associated with menopause. Some women experience more intense vasomotor symptoms than others. If your symptoms are affecting your daily activities, see your physician for evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause. If your symptoms are extreme, speak with your doc about hormone replacment to help you through this period. Women who are healthy and just entering menopause are good candidates for hrt. Your doc can also check to make sure there are no other causes of hot flashes at this time.

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