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? Male hot flash (sweat, BP 194/86, pulse 78&irreg by meter. Lasted 15 mins. Just standing in kitchen. Recent cardio exams ok. Taking potass/mag supp

? Male hot flash (sweat, BP 194/86, pulse 78&irreg by meter. Lasted 15 mins. Just standing in kitchen. Recent cardio exams ok. Taking potass/mag supp

Doubt it.: The irregular rhythm can mean atrial fibrillation, a condition that can be intermittent enough that a routine cardiac work up might miss it. A blood pressure that high should be evaluated right away, even intermittently. I would suggest seeing your doctor as soon as convenient. A "male hot flash" would not explain this. ...Read more

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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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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Woke up w racing heart, hot flash, no sweat, no fever, followed by diarrhea. Could this be food poisoning? Anxiety? Happened during day w panic too.

Woke up w racing heart, hot flash, no sweat, no fever, followed by diarrhea. Could this be food poisoning? Anxiety? Happened during day w panic too.

See below: Sounds more like a panic attack/anxiety than food poisoning, especially since it happened in different situations and you associate it with panic. Would be worthwhile to visit with your pcp about this to rule out any other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lately I have been getting hot flashes i'll sweat constantly my heart beat has been irregular especially when I lay down for bed. What could be it be?

Lately I have been getting hot flashes i'll sweat constantly my heart beat has been irregular especially when I lay down for bed. What could be it be?

See a doctor soon!: It could be any number of things, including an over active thyroid or other hormonal issue, an infection, a heart problem, etc.

You need to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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Is this hot flashes with no sweat? I'm 47 and today I suddenly feel very, very hot & there's a spike in my bp/heartbeat but no fever. Is this menopaus

Is this hot flashes with no sweat? I'm 47 and today I suddenly feel very, very hot & there's a spike in my bp/heartbeat but no fever. Is this menopaus

Could be: Hot flashes are one of the first signs of the menopausal transition for many women. They are often but not always associated with sweating. They are actually referred to as hot flushes and you or others may notice that your face flushes when you have one. They are more common when you are stressed and are not associated with a fever. Many women say they feel like a furnace inside. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fever, a hot flash, and a night sweat?

What is the difference between a fever, a hot flash, and a night sweat?

Fever is illness: Fever typically means that your body is fighting an infection and is "heating up" to help your normal cells in the process. A night sweat is just a nocturnal occurrence of a a hot flush. This happens in women starting to undergo the menopausal transition. As estrogen levels fall/fluctuate with declining ovarian function, the brain centers that control body temperature go a bit haywire... ...Read more

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When I roll over and lay on my left side I get an immediate hot flash and a trickling sweat neck, back, legs. Possible causes? It happens only on left

When I roll over and lay on my left side I get an immediate hot flash and a trickling sweat neck, back, legs. Possible causes? It happens only on left

I would say, ask Dr.: House, but Hugh Laurie no longer even plays a doctor on TV! Hot flashes are common near menopause but aren't affected by what side u lay on. Reflux (Gerd) may be worse when lying on your left, but, unless u have severe pain w/ it, u wouldn't break out in a sweat. I suggest u see a "real" doctor about this. Meanwhile, resubmit your? . Maybe a smarter HealthTap doc than me can help! ...Read more

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Why I sweat so much. Could it be hot flash.?

Why I sweat so much. Could it be hot flash.?

Maybe: Do you always sweat or did it just starts? Hot flash is a possibility but if you've always sweat, you might have a condition called hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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46 female I break out sweats for no reason I do have hot flashes but this is/feels different. What sure I do?

46 female I break out sweats for no reason I do have hot flashes but this is/feels different. What sure I do?

Get examined: This could be purely a hormonal issue and that should be tested. However, there are several other things that could make you break out in sweats and these need to be addressed. ...Read more

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I had a d&c on may 1st. I am having sweat spells and get hot flashes is this normal I'm only 25 years old. Thanks?

Fever?: Sounds like you may have a fever. Check your temp. Call the doc who did this procedure today anyway, fever now or not. You may have an infection and it will need to be treated promptly. ...Read more

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38yr MALE, having hot flashes every 1-2hrs past 2wks. Skin very hot & pouring sweat. No changes in rx, diet, etc. Explain?

38yr MALE, having hot flashes every 1-2hrs past 2wks. Skin very hot & pouring sweat. No changes in rx, diet, etc. Explain?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism could be a cause, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by rapid heart rate. Need appropriate labs--TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 (free and total).

Another cause may be pheochromocytoma. Again, diagnosis is by appropriate lab tests. ...Read more

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If a 34 female working woman. I've been having excruciating hot flashes that feel like my body is burning from inside. They happen attest twice a day. And leave me in the most embarrassing sweats that are embarrassing on a professional basis. Please?

Suboptimal ovary: Patient that 34 yo can have suboptimal ovary or premature ovarian failure. This select group may have severe hot flashes. It is important to have evaluation to include FSH, LH and also thyroid (TSH). Once diagnosis is made, hormone replacement therapy can be an option for symptomatic relieve however the patients desiring conception will need further management with a fertility doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for nite sweats & hot flashes?

HRT: You might talk with your gyn and see if you're a candidate for estrogen therapy. ...Read more

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I have been expericing hot flashes with heavy sweats. These come on suddenly and I have just been sitting still.

Peri-menopause?: Without additional information or an exam, difficult to say or limit differential, but with key assumption of good general health, might be wise to see your gyn for check & symptom control options. ...Read more

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39yr MALE, Over the past few months, I've been having hot flashes out of nowhere. Feel like I'm on fire, soaked w/sweat. Feel like im gonna explode!

39yr MALE, Over the past few months, I've been having hot flashes out of nowhere. Feel like I'm on fire, soaked w/sweat. Feel like im gonna explode!

See your doctor: This presentation of symptoms could be a range of things from very minor (viral infection) to very serious - and everything in between. Best to head to your family doctor for a work up. Always better safe than sorry. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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