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Are hot flashes a common symptom in pregnancy?

Are hot flashes a common symptom in pregnancy?

No: Traditional hot flashes are not all that common but certainly can occur. Overall feeling of "burning up" is very common in pregnancy. The developing fetus has a high metabolic rate and generates a lot of heat especially in the last few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Painful sex while in menopause?

Painful sex while in menopause?

Vaginal atrophy: results from lack of estrogen. This thinning of the vaginal mucosa makes intercourse painful for the post menopausal woman. The condition can be treated with vaginal estrogen or systemic estrogen. Vaginal lubricants also help. ...Read more

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Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Yes: Estrogen deprivation (you've had your ovaries removed or they don't work) or exposure to certain medicines (eg, anti-psychotics, seizure medicines, steroids) can cause osteoporosis in women in their 30's. However, if you haven't been estrogen deprived or exposed to toxic medicines it's unlikely. Most women lose maximal bone mass within 3 years of after menopause. An xray test can determine risk. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are women so awful in their behavior during PMS and menopause?

I'm wondering why are women so awful in their behavior during PMS and menopause?

It's hormonal: It is hormonal and it really plays havoc with women's emotions. Fortunately it is usually time limited and passes! ...Read more

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I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached.Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days.Lots of fibroids in uterous?

I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached.Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days.Lots of fibroids in uterous?

Fibroids/bleeding: You need to see a gyn physician as soon as possible. Yes you are in the perimenopause phase which is characterised by menstrual changes from heavy regular to heavy irregular menstrual bleeding. Soon it will change to scanty missed periods in between months. However, in the presence of fibroids the pattern could be affected in an unpredictable way. You also need endomtrial biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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24 with very irregular painful and heavy periods. Hot flashes. Painful intercourse. Low sex drive. Family history: premature menopause & endometriosis

24 with very irregular painful and heavy periods. Hot flashes. Painful intercourse. Low sex drive. Family history: premature menopause & endometriosis

Too young: Menopause prior to age 40 is considered to be premature so you are too young for a normal menopause but there is no way to be too young for premature menopause. To know whether this is what you are experiencing you need to know what caused it in your family members and you need to be seen for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menstrual cycle at 45?

Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menstrual cycle at 45?

Hot Flushes !: Poor core body temperature regulation is the origin of this annoying symptom. This may occur even if you are still menstruating as your thermostat readjusts. However, consider checking your thyroid function and correcting poor dietary habits such as skipping meals and indulging in refined carbohydrates. Hypoglycemia kicks in and causes that flushing on your face and neck. ...Read more

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Why do some women experience painful cramps every month during menstruation?

Why do some women experience painful cramps every month during menstruation?

Primary dysmenorrhea: In the absence of a pelvic pathology like fibroids, endometriosis or others, most cases of primary dysmenorrhea are believed to be due to excessive, intense, uncoordinated uterine contractions caused by abnormal prostaglandin production by the endometrium or to inappropriate muscular-vascular responses to prostaglandin-like molecules. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in some women during their menstruation?

What causes leg cramps in some women during their menstruation?

Not definitive but: It is felt to be related to some electrolyte(mineral) changes during bleeding and possible the shared network of nerves from the low pelvic/uterine area and the legs. ...Read more

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I'm in my early 20s. Is it normal to feel extreme temperatures (hot and cold) often before & during menstruation? Sometimes intense sweating/shivering

I'm in my early 20s. Is it normal to feel extreme temperatures (hot and cold) often before & during menstruation? Sometimes intense sweating/shivering

Variable : The symptoms women feel during menstruation are quite variable. Changes in hormone levels are associated with feeling flushed or cold alternately. Talk to your doctor about options - often going on birth contol pills can regularize these swings and reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Having menstrual irregularity and hot flashes at age 25 what is wrong?

Age confusion: Your listed age is 51 which is not unusual to have hot flashes at this time. However, if you are really 25 then a GYN MD needs to evaluate why that is occurring. The most common reason is excessive thyroid hormone production and frequent or excessive menstrual periods. ...Read more