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Temp is 96.8-97.5 during major hot flash. Post surgical menopause. Possible causes?

Temp is 96.8-97.5 during major hot flash. Post surgical menopause. Possible causes?

Normal: The hot flash sensation is caused by dilation of the blood vessels close to the skin. This releases heat from your body surface making your core slightly cooler. That is why many women feel cold a few minutes after the hot flash is over. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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How do you get hot flashes for when you are post menopause?

How do you get hot flashes for when you are post menopause?

Common: Most women have hot flashes for 6 months to 2 years, but it may be more like 3-5 years. Some women have them 10 or more years. And it's not uncommon to have a recurrence of hot flashes more than 10 years after menopause. ...Read more

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What would cause hot flash like symptoms , body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

What would cause hot flash like symptoms , body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

Menopausal hot flash: Menopausal hot flashes cause the body to keep extremely warm with a facial redness rising from the neck. It lasts about 3 minutes before settling down. Removing clothes layers, sipping cold water and paced-breathing are all useful management options. There are several medications that can be used as well if they become intolerable. ...Read more

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What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

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 more

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What do you suggest if I'm having menopause and hot flashes?

Menopause: A common problem Please see your primary care doctor or, better still, a gynecologist. Taking care of this is almost always very helpful. ...Read more

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I've heard about hot flashes and menopause. Are there any other indications of it?

I've heard about hot flashes and menopause. Are there any other indications of it?

Menopause: Hot flashes are a frequent symptom of menopause as is stopping of the menstrual periods for one year. During peri-menopause mainly other symptoms may occur e.g. Decreased sexual desire, foggy thinking, fatigue, insomnia and sometimes depression. ...Read more

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I've been having frequent hot flashes,  it's definitely not menopause as I'm only 25. What could it be?  

I've been having frequent hot flashes,  it's definitely not menopause as I'm only 25. What could it be?  

Consult your Doctor: Although hot flashes mostly occur in Menopausal women.But can occur even at 24.Most of the time it is related to low level of estrogen.Low estrogen level can occur from certain medications.It seems you are not taking any of those meds as you did not mention it. Need to check your Thyroid gland and estrogen level,Also Carcinoid syndrome in which there is increase production of serotonin. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

Hot flashes: The only appropriate way to take care of this is to see your PCP or gynecologist. Do not get "fancy" pills from fancy stores. ...Read more

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Can there be any other reason to have hot flashes other than menopause?

Yes: A classic cause of hot flashes is hyperthyroidism. Some people experience hot flashes with certain foods like spices and caffeine. Some medications have been associated with hot flashes. ...Read more

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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