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Had a hysterectomy over 25 years ago and continue to have major hot flashes. i'm not in good health and didn't know if it could be a sign of a medid?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Uncertain meaning: I've occasionally met women who continue to experience hot flashes after a surgical or natural menopause. Lack of estrogen from the ovaries triggers hormones in the pituitary gland. It's these hormone surges that cause hot flashes. Measurement of these hormones can confirm the cause of your hot flashes. If the benefits of estrogen outweigh the risks, your doctor might Rx hormone replacement.

Answered 4/5/2015

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