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A 17-year-old female asked:

Im a teen. i have been having mild hot flashes lately. can this be a sign of menopause? if not what can be causing them?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hot flashes: If hot flashes occur at other times in a young woman's menstrual cycle, then it might be a symptom of a problem with the pituitary gland and seeing a doctor is highly recommended. Hormonal changes, not just in menopause can be causative. Thyroid disorders may be indicative as well, Get the eval. Best wishes.
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Many possibilities: This could be related to many things, including hormonal fluctuations, but it would not be from menopause at your age. I advise following up with your physician for a complete assessment and possible blood tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.

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