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Is it normal to have hot flashes while pregnant?

Is it normal to have hot flashes while pregnant?

Yes: The hormone fluctuations in pregnancy, specifically estrogen, can destabilize the thermoregulatory center in the brain, leading to hot flushes, such as those experienced in menopause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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I am experiencing abdominal discomfort, and having hot flashes wondering if that's normal being pregnant?

I am experiencing  abdominal discomfort, and having hot flashes wondering if that's normal being pregnant?

Normal: News flash! You are pregnant, your uterus is growing rapidly(abdominal discomfort) and your hormones are on full tilt.(hot flashes). Unfortunately for you, this is not a "man bites dog" story. Good luck with your developing pregnancy. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant, i feel like i'm having hot flashes, i feel constantly hot and irritable and fatigue. Is this normal?

29 weeks pregnant, i feel like i'm having hot flashes, i feel constantly hot and irritable and fatigue. Is this normal?

Afraid so: If u r feeling like a "crabby patty" and not glowing with happiness during pregnancy, that would not be terribly unusual. Hormones are robust and hot flushes are pretty uncomfortable for many women. Hang in there. Discuss your symptoms with your ob. Be good to yourself. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no period for 2 months, feel sick, and have hot flashes after getting off the birth control ring? Pregnancy tests were negative.

Is it normal to have no period for 2 months, feel sick, and have hot flashes after getting off the birth control ring? Pregnancy tests were negative.

Back to baseline: About 7 days after stopping the Nuvaring the hormones are out of your system. Your body returns to its normal state. You no longer have the benefit of cycle control that you were getting on the Nuvaring. If your baseline state was normal regular period you will return to that. If your baseline state was irregular periods then you will return to that. ...Read more

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How can I manage hot flashes while pregnant?

Layer clothes: Hot flashes during pregnancy are benign, may be due to increase in circulation, increased body weight and effort required for movement, or perhaps hormonal (different than menopause). Layering clothes that can be easily shed is a popular strategy. ...Read more

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Do you get hot flashes when you are pregnant? And want are othe things i can have involving hot flashes my age is 16 please let me know thanks

It is not really : Common to have hot flashes when pregnant. There are some infections and disorders that cause might sweats and you sure should tell your doctor and get checked out! ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

Circulation: The hot flashes you may be experiencing while pregnant are not the same as those experienced by women in menopause. Menopausal hot flashes are due to lack of estrogen. Pregnancy is a high estrogen state. Most likely the hot flashes in pregnancy are due to changes in your circulation and increased heat generated by the baby. ...Read more

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Why am I having hot flashes in pregnancy?

Why am I having hot flashes in pregnancy?

Hormonal changes: There are rapid hormonal changes ongoing during pregnancy that the body is also rapidly adjusting to accomodate.As a result, the rise( or drop) in estrogen levels will often cause "hot flashes". ...Read more

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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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Can hot flashes be a sign of pregnancy?

Can hot flashes be a sign of pregnancy?

Not typical sign : Symptoms felt by a woman who is pregnant include things her partner might not be able to perceive. Signs are things he might be able to see. Symptoms of early pregnancy include breast tenderness, drowsiness, nausea. Signs of early pregnancy include breast swelling, slight physical changes around the nipple and cervix, sometimes vomiting. She should contact primary provider if hot flashes or fever. ...Read more

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Hot flashes at 38 weeks pregnant? What is going on?

Hot flashes pregnant: Yes, pretty much anything goes during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Hot flashes are thought to be cause by the temperature control gland in the brain being over-sensitive. Whatever the cause, the best treatment is sipping ice water, shedding layers, getting a fan on, etc. Good luck with the changes coming up...lots of them.,, ...Read more

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Im 23 ive taken fertomide 15mg to try get pregnant and now have hot flashes feel nauseas and very tired but test is negative. What could the problem b?

Im 23 ive taken fertomide 15mg to try get pregnant and now have hot flashes feel nauseas and very tired but test is negative. What could the problem b?

Too low a dose: 15mg of Fertomide is low dose. It is best to start with 50mg. Some women with low dose Fertomide or Clomiphene will get hot flashes as the level of estrogen is low. You will feel better in 35 to 40 days. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My girlfriend is waking up from hot flashes the night after we had "sex". Could she be pregnant? My girlfriend is waking up from hot flashes the night after we had "sex". She woke up this morning and dry heaved. It literally happened the night after (abou

My girlfriend is waking up from hot flashes the night after we had "sex". Could she be pregnant? My girlfriend is waking up from hot flashes the night after we had "sex". She woke up this morning and dry heaved. It literally happened the night after (abou

Sex : Sex is relative to the experience, for sure. That being said. She could be pregnant, even if that is the only time you have had sex though you would not know for at least a week or more. Timing is everything of course. Check a pregnancy test. Get one wth two tests and rest in 2-3 weeks if negative. Hot flashes are another thing almost entirely. Though not completely understood how they occur it appears hot flashes are related to changes in the level of hormones particularly estrogen. More than during menopause, when we take birth control pills, have excessive stresses, good and bad (thus sex or "sex"), pregnancy and other medication related side-effects--hot flashes are always possible. Unless they persist and evolve it is unlikely to be of significant concern. ...Read more

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Early pregnant vomiting at night and hot flashes why?

Early pregnant vomiting at night and hot flashes why?

Hormones: Those 'hormones are achanging fast'!. Hormones of pregnancy (HCG) as well as estrogen and Progesterone are rising rapidly causing disruption with vomiting and the 'hot flashes'. ...Read more

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Experiencing hot flashes and horrible morning sickness. Pretty sure i'm not pregnant what could be the cause?

Experiencing hot flashes and horrible morning sickness. Pretty sure i'm not pregnant what could be the cause?

Thyroid problems?: If a urine pregnancy test is negative 10 days after a late period, you can safely assume you are not pregnant. Hyperthyroidism and other endocrine conditions can cause your symptoms [e.g. Premature ovarian failure, carcinoid, migraines]. Please consult your family physician for evaluation, management and answers! ...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