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How long does night sweats and hot flashes last? I'm in menopause

How long does night sweats and hot flashes last?  I'm in menopause

Night sweats.: Too long! Please make an appointment to see your gynecologist as soon as you can. You will be well looked after. Gynecologists know what neds to be done. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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 long do hot flashes & night sweats last? I've been experiencing hot flashes for some time. How long will they continue to come & go?

How long do hot flashes & night sweats last? I've been experiencing hot flashes for some time. How long will they continue to come & go?

Dear : Dear friend, it varies from person to person. It may last from few months to few years and no easy way to predict it. If it is interfering with the quality of your life than you may seek help by seeing a gynecologist. Good luck. Raksha trivedi, m.D facog www.Avaniwoman.Com www.Avaniwoman.Com. ...Read more

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Will i still have hot flashes after menopause? When i'm through menopause, will i still experience hot flashes, or will they stop? .

Will i still have hot flashes after menopause? When i'm through menopause, will i still experience hot flashes, or will they stop?

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Possible: Most symptoms of menopause (hot flushes etc) are clustered around the time you actually stop cycles, although 40% of women may still have hot flushes well into their sixties. ...Read more

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How long do hot flashes stay I been flashing for about 3 yrs?

Hot flashes: More than two-thirds of women experience hot flashes during perimenopause, the few years leading up to menopause that can start as early as your 30s. But once you hit your 50s and make the transition into menopause, hot flashes will likely last two to three years. "For some women, they can last as long as 10 years, but that is not typical. In fact, a lot of women have no hot flashes. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing when they will stop. ...Read more

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My girlfriend started nuvaring, how long will the menopause-like symptoms last for? Spotting, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido

My girlfriend started nuvaring, how long will the menopause-like symptoms last for? Spotting, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido

2-3 months: These symptoms typically resolve with the first 2-3 cycles of any combination (estrogen and progesterone containing) hormonal birth control. This includes the pill and Nuvaring. If they persist she should talk to her doctor again about maybe changing formulations. ...Read more

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55 years old/with hypo thryoid, have hot flases sweats/night and during the day/at any time please help/is this menopause?

55 years old/with hypo thryoid, have hot flases
sweats/night and during the day/at any time
please help/is this menopause?

Maybe: Menopause is defined as 1 year without a period. Your symptoms are common in menopause, but can also be due to thyroid imbalance. See you doctor to be tested, and to discuss options for treatment. No hormonal and hormonal options can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I stop hot flashes at night? Most of my hot flashes occur when i'm sleeping. How can I stop or reduce them? .

How can I stop hot flashes at night? Most of my hot flashes occur when i'm sleeping. How can I stop or reduce them?

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Many choices: A top choice to discuss with your provider is an old blood pressure medicine clonidine--taken in low doses at night--it blocks nightly hot flashes and sweats. Other choices include dressing in light wicking material, thermostat down, personal fan, avoid triggers like alcohol, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine. Some try tofu, tempeh, roasted soy nuts, licorice, black cohosh-estrogen like substances. ...Read more

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How long will I continue to have hot flashes after I stop estrogen?

How long will I continue to have hot flashes after I stop estrogen?

Difficult to say: Sometimes it may continue for years after stopping estrogen. ...Read more

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I've been post menopausal for 7 years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe . How long does this last ? Also have hypothyroidism .

I've been post menopausal for 7  years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe . How long does this last  ? Also have hypothyroidism .

Test your hormones: I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone. Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal.Html. ...Read more

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I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?

I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?

Hormonal evaluation: If no menses for 2 years you are post menopausal. You need to evaluate your hormone levels and replace/balance them. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you test your hormone levels and then help you get them balanced. This will help to get hot flashes under control and more importantly protect your long term health! ...Read more

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On lupron (leuprolide).Cant sleep and bad hot flashes. What can I do?

On lupron (leuprolide).Cant sleep and bad hot flashes. What can I do?

Add-back therapy: Ask your doctor about prescribing you add-back therapy while you are on lupron (leuprolide). It is a Progesterone medication that can help alleviate the side effect symptoms from lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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How long will you have hotflashes after menopause?

How long will you have hotflashes after menopause?

Potentially forever.: Contrary to what many people think, menopause is not a phase. Once your ovaries stop working, and stop producing estrogen and progesterone...That's forever. Some women don't have any hot flashes, some have them temporarily, and some have them for as long as they live. Of course, treatment with bioidentical hormones completely resolves the hot flashes and many other symptoms of menopause. ...Read more

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How can you stop or treat hot flashes? I am having hot flashes, night sweats.

How can you stop or treat hot flashes? I am having hot flashes, night sweats.

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of hot flashes. If due to an overactive thyroid we treat that, if due to being menopausal, hrt can help but the risk and benefits have to be weighed before it is taken. ...Read more

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I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

I had cortisone shot in frozen shoulder. Can it cause hot flashes and sleeplessness. How long before this goes away.

Not likely: The hot flashes could be related to your hormonal state. Sleeplessness may be constellation of depression and poor sleep hygiene. See your doctor for further management. ...Read more

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How long does a menopause period last not in years but in days?

Varies: The last menstrual period a woman has may be lighter, heavier, longer, or shorter than her usual periods. "menopause" is a transition time that lasts months to years, not days. ...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