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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hormones

Commonly, the hormones during pregnancy can cause the hot flashes you are experiencing.

In brief: Hormones

Commonly, the hormones during pregnancy can cause the hot flashes you are experiencing.
Dr. John Munshower
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