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?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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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Last updated Jul 20, 2014
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