A 30-year-old female asked:
i have hot flashes for 3 weeks (starting from week 4 after deliver baby). my thyroid/hemoglobin is fine, stopped breastfeeding recently. what can caus?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Nursing: Estrogen levels drop while you are nursing (that's why the vagina is very dry in a nursing mother). Patients often experience the other symptoms of low estrogen, including hot flushes and night sweats. It may take several weeks for your body to 'bounce back' after you stop nursing. Give it a few more weeks. If no improvement, see your healthcare provider.
Last updated Sep 8, 2016
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