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A 17-year-old female asked:

what causes hot flashes when i'm 17 years old?

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Dr. Daniel Kushner
Specializes in Gynecology
Hot Flashes: If your concern is that you are going through menopause at the age of 17, please rest assured that this is extremely unlikely. The incidence of premature menopause in adolescents is extremely low. As for why you are feeling "hot flashes" at the age of 17...There is a huge list of things that may increase your basal temperature, please see your pediatric physician for possible evaluation/bloodwork.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I've heard about hot flashes and menopause. Are there any other indications of it?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Menopause: Hot flashes are a frequent symptom of menopause as is stopping of the menstrual periods for one year. During peri-menopause mainly other symptoms may occur e.g. Decreased sexual desire, foggy thinking, fatigue, insomnia and sometimes depression.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I'm having hot flashes when taking tamoxifen. Is there anything I can do?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Tamoxifen interferes with estrogen action causing hot flashes. Taking estrogen to control hot flashes would defeat the primary reason to take tamoxifen so that is not an option. Some women with hot flashes are helped by taking some antidepressants (ssri). Another option is to try clonidine, a blood pressure medication. Non of these are 100% effective, but some women definitely benefit from them.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a seventeen year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: This is unusual and most commonly associated with weight gain and or pregnancy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

What can I do to relieve hot flashes?

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Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Several options: If it is from menopause (estrogen levels declining), you have several options. Best option is taking hormone replacement (estrogen, adding Progesterone if you still have a uterus). Next best option is a ssri (like prozac), as that works around 50% of the time or so. Another medicine, clonidine, can work as well. Typically it is for high blood pressure. Otc herbals have some use, like estroven.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best thing to do for menapausel hot flashes?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
There are a few options...: There are a variety of options available to assist women with managing the myriad amount symptoms associated with the climacteric. Hot flushes are one of the most common--and potentially challenging--consequences of the perimenopause and menopause to manage. Since there are many presentations & degrees of hot flushes that a woman may experience, treatment modalities range from botanical to pharmaceutical in nature. I would recommend that a patient who's life is being adversely affected by hot flushes, sit down with her gynecologist and review her medical history, symptoms and develop a treatment plan.

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