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Can Nicotine Cause Hot Flashes
Variable: In my experience, which i admit may be skewed, hormone balances are the most common reason for hot flashes. However, there are several other possibilities for hot flashes in women. See a doctor for evaluation if they are bothersome or accompanied by other quality of life symptoms. ...Read more
Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more
Hot Flashes: If your concern is that you are going through menopause at the age of 17, please rest assured that this is extremely unlikely. The incidence of premature menopause in adolescents is extremely low. As for why you are feeling "hot flashes" at the age of 17...There is a huge list of things that may increase your basal temperature, please see your pediatric physician for possible evaluation/bloodwork. ...Read more
Ovarian Failure: Hot flashes could be a sign of thyroid disease. It may also not be related to your hormones at all. However the diagnosis that is important to rule out is ovarian failure. That has extreme reproductive and medical consequences if not diagnosed. You will want to see your obgyn or fertility specialist to make sure that is not happening. ...Read more
Many things: Hot flashes can be due to certain medications, thyroid or other endocrine problems, or to certain types of cancer, like lymphoma. Sometimes women experience hot flashes due to hormone swings in the 40s when the periods are still fairly normal. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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