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Do you get hot flashes before u start ur period?

Do you get hot flashes before u start ur period?

Yes you can: Hot flashes are common at your age and are related to a decrease in estrogen production by your ovaries which leads to instability of the 'thermoregulatory' center of your brain. This leads to spontaneous peripheral vasodilation and the resultant 'hot flash'. At the end of your cycle, there is a drop in estrogen levels (and Progesterone levels) that leads to your cycle and can also cause these, . ...Read more

Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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Please advise if it's normal to get hot flashes after your period?

Hot flashes: Are your periods regular? If not see a gynecologist.
Are your hot flashes long lasting (days) or just for a short time? Again, the longer the hot flushes last the more you should make an appointment with a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you have hot flashes during puberty you will get your period really soon?

Is it true that if you have hot flashes during puberty you will get your period really soon?

Timing of puberty: I do not know your age but there are many pediatric texts which show the various stages of sexual development, characterized as Tanner 1 to 5, along with the usual external signs at different stages. You also ask your Mom when she had her first menses as these things are under genetic control and she gave you half of your genes. If she is not available to you one of her relatives might know. ...Read more

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I usually get hot flashes a week before my period. I haven't seen my period this month yet and the hot flashes won't stop. What could be going on?

Perimenopause: Although you are a few years younger than average onset, some women develop hot flushes in their late 30s due to hormonal fluctuations, which can also lead to anovulatory cycles - missed periods. See your clinician about trying hormonal contraception - pills / ring to reduce vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes) while also regulating ur periods and preventing unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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I was supposed to have my period on the 29 th of jan. But still not coming till today. I get it regularly every 25 days. I had about 3 hot flashes?

I was supposed to have my period on the 29 th of jan. But still not coming till today. I get it regularly every 25 days. I had about 3 hot flashes?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. At 44 it may signal perimenopause. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Last 2 periods - painful & hvy. I was supposed to get my period on 3/31 & spotted light that day that's it. 46 w/ hot flashes. Can it be "menopause"?

Last 2 periods - painful & hvy. I was supposed to get my period on 3/31 & spotted light that day that's it. 46 w/ hot flashes. Can it be "menopause"?

Pre-menopause: Sounds like the early stages of heading towards menopause. I tell my patients that irregularity tends to be the regular thing for most people at this stage of their lives. However, that doesn't mean that there is nothing you can do to make the transition more gentle. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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I just got my period for the 3rd time in a month. Before that I didn't get it for over a year. I am 30 and do experience hot flashes/nite sweats. Help?

See your doctor: These symptoms fall outside the range of normal for someone your age. See your doctor for a full exam and workup. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my hot flashes and headaches during my period?

The flashes you have: Are not typical now but change in hormones may be creating them 4 u. Headaches provide a clue. Grind your teeth at night, have insomnia or both? If not anemic and everything ok, you could try continous ocp. Treat like pmdd, but try Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg 2 weeks of the month, noerpi reuptake helps flashes more than standard ssri which may also help, cost less. Need tx insomnia, do pvt consult if on meds. ...Read more

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Hot flashes + I only get my period 2x a year but they last for a month. I do put my body through lots of stress + I exercise almost everyday. Ideas?

Hot flashes + I only get my period 2x a year but they last for a month. I do put my body through lots of stress + I exercise almost everyday. Ideas?

Oligomenorrhia: Infrequent cycles result in thickened uterine lining accounting for heavy periods are if you have enough body weight if you are too thin that can decrease the frequency of your cycles. Stress can do the same. Some women can have increased prolactinl levelsthe negative effects of decreased cycles is low bone density during reproductive years donot smoke decrease alcohol intake. Oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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I'm 21. I have after period symptoms and lately ive been experiencing what I call hot flashes where my cheeks and neck get really red and overheat???

I'm 21. I have after period symptoms and lately ive been experiencing what I call hot flashes where my cheeks and neck get really red and overheat???

Facial flushing: Facial flushing has a very long list of causes. If it resolves on its own it is not usually anything serious. Some women get some flushing associated with their menstrual cycle as as form of PMS. This can be controlled by using birth control. This can balance out the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 17 and I’ve had problems with my period in the past. I would usually get hot flashes, a rapid heartbeat, cold sweats, dizziness, headaches an?

Hi, I am 17 and I’ve had problems with my period in the past. I would usually get hot flashes, a rapid heartbeat, cold sweats, dizziness, headaches an?

Menstrual issues: Please provide more information about the menstrual problems. It will be best to consult a physician and discuss your symptoms in detail. ...Read more

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My tubes got tied a little over 5 months ago. No period for 3 months, I get hot flashes at work. Few pregnancy symptoms, but took a urin pregnancy test and came back neg. What could it be.?

My tubes got tied a little over 5 months ago. No period for 3 months, I get hot flashes at work. Few pregnancy symptoms, but took a urin pregnancy test and came back neg. What could it be.?

Maybe perimenopause: A tubal ligation will not affect your natural cycle, and it is possible that this is your pattern for this point in life. You did not state your age or if you were on another form of birth control before the tubal; this information would be important. You should see your gynecologist for evaluation and bloodwork to see if there is another cause for the skipped periods and other symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on bc. Have bad pms this mnth. Will get period in 2 days. Rt breast has been getting hot flashes and burning. Hormonal?

I'm on bc. Have bad pms this mnth. Will get period in 2 days. Rt breast has been getting hot flashes and burning. Hormonal?

Unclear cause: It is hard to diagnose PMS based on on one month of symptoms. Usually we have patients track symptoms over a few months to help understand the timing and pattern. IF you are having symptoms unique to one breast it may be best to schedule a visit for an examination ...Read more

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I'm supposed to start my period Friday, I have had cramps and nausea for about a week. Also, I have woke up twice this week with like hot flashes? I'm 28, I usually cramp the first 2 days of my period and sometimes get nausea and throw up, but haven't bef

I'm supposed to start my period Friday, I have had cramps and nausea for about a week. Also, I have woke up twice this week with like hot flashes? I'm 28, I usually cramp the first 2 days of my period and sometimes get nausea and throw up, but haven't bef

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can I be in menopause and still get my period? I have a lot of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and breast soreness, but I still get my period. Could I be going through early menopause? I am 44 years old..

Can I be in menopause and still get my period? I have a lot of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and breast soreness, but I still get my period. Could I be going through early menopause? I am 44 years old..

Yes,: Yes, that is a very good question. It is somewhat early, but women age 44-45 can definitely start getting peri-menopausal symptoms. The average age of menopause is 54 but some women do go through it earlier. Some women have peri-menopause for several years before menstruation ceases. ...Read more

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I have had my period for eleven days now. I have had hot flashes occassionally I'm 47 is this premenapause?

Maybe: Menstrual irregularity at 47 is not surprising. Hot flashes can be a sign of menopause. Track your cycles over the next few months to see. If the bleeding continues see an obgyn for evaluation ...Read more

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I have hot flashes and period cramps one and a half weeks early. What's going on?

Hot flashes: If your cycle is changing and causing you distress it would be best if you could see your gynecologist. It may be a problem with your hormones or may be caused by something else. ...Read more

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Why was my period 5 days late and then had it for 2 days and very light, not normal for me? And receiving a lot of hot flashes

Why was my period 5 days late and then had it for 2 days and very light, not normal for me? And receiving a lot of hot flashes

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They become positive when you are about a week late. If it is negative, repeat in one week. ...Read more

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I'm 45 been having hot flashes. For a month. Period have been heavy with clots for a while. Late this month could it be menapause?

I'm 45 been having hot flashes. For a month. Period have been heavy with clots for a while. Late this month could it be menapause?

Menopause: It probable is the beginning of the transition to menopause. In Peri-menopause, women experience irregularities in their periods, both having them further apart or closer together.

The hot flashes also suggest that you are having diminished estrogen and progesterone. I suggest that you see your Ob/Gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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