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Doctor insights on: Tamoxifen Hot Flashes

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Lupus and hot flashes?

Lupus and hot flashes?

Possible.: Lupus is a tough disease to figure and this could certainly be a symptom of either disease or treatment. However, if you are 48 this could symptom of menopause as well. Might want to discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Relief for hot flashes?

Relief for hot flashes?

Phyto estrogens horm: Herbs and phyto Estrogens you can try first, there are many herbs and natural methods that may or may not help. If those do not help then you can get on low dose hormones which when used properly are safe in the vast majority of women and have few side effects. You should see your gyn for the proper work up dosage and follow -up, no need to suffer in 2012. ...Read more

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Breast hurt hot flashes and cramping?

Pregnancy: Get a pregnancy test. It could be a pregnancy or miscarriage. It could also be an ovarian cyst producing too much progesterone. I would do a Progesterone challenge, 10 days of Progesterone followed by a withdrawal to see if a normal period occurs. ...Read more

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Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Yes: Hot flashes and night sweats are common menopausal symptoms in women due to low estrogen levels. Men do not normally have these symptoms because testosterone prevents it. However, men with very low testosterone levels can have these symptoms. Of course, there are other medical problems that cause night sweats, so you should see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Can ovary cists cause hot flashes?

Can ovary cists cause hot flashes?

Not typically: Hot flashes are common at your age and are related to a decrease in estrogen production by your ovaries which leads to instability of the 'thermoregulatory' center of your brain. This leads to spontaneous peripheral vasodilation and the resultant 'hot flash'. They are not usually associated with ovarian cysts or the hormones that they produce. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

Hormones: Commonly, the hormones during pregnancy can cause the hot flashes you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Medication that causes hot flashes ans nausea?

This question is: Far too broad. Are there specific medications you are concerned about? If yes, please clarify by listing the medication (s) and re-ask your question. ...Read more

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Does caffeine aggravate hot flashes?

Does caffeine aggravate hot flashes?

Yes it can: Yes, caffeine can aggravate hot flashes: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21680119 other dietary triggers include alcohol, cayenne, and other spicy foods. If your hot flashes seem worse after consuming these foods, try eliminating those you suspect and see if the hot flashes subside. ...Read more

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Hot flashes, cramps after period, nausea and night sweats?

Cramps, hot flashes: Hi sarah, you are pretty young for hot flashes and night sweats. Cramps can be easily treated with nonsteroidals like motrin. If you are suffering from hot flashes and night sweats you might want to see your doctor for some blood work to check hormone levels such as your thyroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Uncertain: If you have the "flu" (which i would not just assume given that this is not flu season) and you are having hot flashes (which might represent fevers) then i would suggest that evaluation by your doctor for a source of infection would be a good idea. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in young males?

What causes hot flashes in young males?

Hot flashes in males: Taking estrogens to change sex? Many other things. Great google question. I would go to uptodate.com and read about it. ...Read more

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How to reduce hot flash side effect of lupron (leuprolide)?

How to reduce hot flash side effect of lupron (leuprolide)?

Consider neurontin (gabapentin): It was not specifically studied for hot flashes with lupron, (leuprolide) however, neurontin, in a study this year, worked as well as estrogen for hot flashes. Ssri antidepressants have been used for hot flashes but have never been shown to work as well as hormones. Neurontin has been used for some time with hot flashes but a head to head study showing it is as good as hormonal treatment is impressive. ...Read more

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Nauseous, hot flashes , racing heart, sore back?

Nauseous, hot flashes , racing heart, sore back?

Need evaluation: This symptoms can be part of post menopausal symptoms. OR some serious thing like abnormal heart rhythm , heart attack or acute infection in your gall bladder , liver or pancreas. Try to see your doctor ASAP or go to emergency. ...Read more

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Are hot flashes after taking armour a bad side effect?

Thyroid replacement: Thyroid hormone replacement should make you feel better, and not give you side effects. The T3 (liothyronine) and other bovine stuff in armour may be responsible for your hot flashes. You should be on levothyroxine. ...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