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Vancouver, WA
A 53-year-old female asked:

i had my ovaries removed 10 years ago. i have extreme hot flashes several times a day. i feel week and worn out when they occur. is this normal?

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Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: This is due to lack of you hormones, if it becomes too bothersome some doctors prescribe replacement hormones.

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Last updated Feb 17, 2013

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