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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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have hot flashes doubt a week before and during my menstrual cycle what's the cause of this?

I have hot flashes doubt a week before and during my menstrual cycle what's the cause of this?

Normal fluctuations: Hot flashes occur due to hormone fluctuations rather from any particular level. As you approach and have your period your Progesterone levels drop and your estrogen levels start to rise and these fluctuations may well trigger hot flashes. ...Read more

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Ok one more question I have ok in january 26 2012 I had surgery done for endometrial ablation it's been 8 month now I don't get my menstrual period but since I did this i've been getting a lot of hot flashes what I want to know i'm 38 n I know i'm not goi

Ok one more question I have ok in january 26 2012 I had surgery done for endometrial ablation it's been 8 month now I don't get my menstrual period but since I did this i've been getting a lot of hot flashes what I want to know i'm 38 n I know i'm not goi

No effect: An ablation will not change your hormones or when you will go through natural menopause. It's more difficult to evaluate menopausal status after an ablation without your periods and usually requires some bloodwork. Would visit with your doc and see if you are indeed starting perimenopause. ...Read more

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I've had hot flashes, nausea, headaches, pain in my stomach. I had my menstrual 2 times in April, but In on the Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

I've had hot flashes, nausea, headaches, pain in my stomach. I had my menstrual 2 times in April, but In on the Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) effects: I have over 15 years experience with Mirena (levonorgestrel). Breakthrough bleeding is the number one side effect. I have seen the others you mention in various patients. If these continue, see your provider to discuss. There are several options to help alleviate these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes irritability, nausea, waves of hot flashes, and lightheadedness before onset of menstrual cycle?

What causes irritability, nausea, waves of hot flashes, and lightheadedness before onset of menstrual cycle?

Pieces of PMS: The coming and going and variation of amounts of hormones can have impacts in all sorts of body systems - especially in some. Also, some are more aware of and sensitive to the feelings. When you think about it, the process of preparation for, duration of and elimination of fertility is a pretty big deal. It's the "miracle" of life! (even if you are not pregnant). ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is only showing up once every 90 days. Does this mean i'm headed toward menopause? I'm tired all the time & having hot flashes.

My menstrual cycle is only showing up once every 90 days.  Does this mean i'm headed toward menopause? I'm tired all the time & having hot flashes.

Possible: 49 years is getting close to normal menopause time and you are having symptoms that seem like you're peri-menopausal. When it happens, varies for each individual. The best way to predict when it possibly can happen for you is finding out when your mother had her menopause and sisters if you have any. See http://tinyurl.Com/4yo27rg for more info. ...Read more

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I had irregular &old blood last menstrual cycle, this time light old blood, to nothing. On birth control, &adderall. Hot flashes and headaches?

I had irregular &old blood last menstrual cycle, this time light old blood, to nothing. On birth control, &adderall. Hot flashes and headaches?

Go see your provider: Depends how long you have been on all those meds. Could be something else. Go see your provider that prescribed those meds. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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