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A 45-year-old member asked:

what could be causing me to have multiple hot flashes at the age of 23?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
A couple of things: You could be pregnant. You could have a thyroid issue or other endocrine system problem that results in flushing or hot flashes. It could be pms if just before your period. It could be a medication or supplement you are taking. It could also be a reaction to a product or food you use daily that you are allergic to.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

My wife has hot flashes. What do you recommend?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See her physician: There can be a number of reasons for hot flashes, which she should probably discuss with her doctor. If they are related to menopause, sometimes the herbal supplements for menopause can be helpful.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What causes bad bad hot flashes?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Several possibilitie: Hot flashes can be due to menopause, sudden changes in blood sugar, thyroid problems, and occasionally chronic illness like tuberculosis. In general, hot flashes are not normal and a person that experiences severe ones should see a doctor to determine the specific cause.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I am getting some hot flashes but I am only 30, so too young?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: By definition, menopause not begin before age 35. While it is possible to undergo premature menopause (defined as absence of periods because of ovarian failure before age 35), it is extremely rare. If your fsh, lh, and serum Estradiol are normal, the hot flushes are not from menopause. If you are still having periods, it is very unlikely the hot flushes are from menopause.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What's a good way to help stop hot flashes?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Estrogen: The most effective relief is estrogen hormone. However, there are alternatives such as progestin hormone, clonidine, certain antidepressants, gabapentin, and some herbal remedies. Discuss with your doctor about what is most appropriate for you.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does a hot flash last?

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Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
It depends: You seem to be too young to be experiencing hot flashes. You may be in premature ovarian failure or premature menopause. The exact cause of pof is unknown. Most think that it is an autoimmune problem, whereby somehow the body is shutting down the ovary. You need to see a specialist to be evaluated asap, especially if you are still considering having children.

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