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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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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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Dr. James 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