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I'm 39 and at nite sometimes I have hotflashes and some sweat.What does this mean?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Menopause

It sounds like you might be entering menopause.
Especially if this is close to the age your mother went through menopause as daughters often follow their moms in this regard. This can be treated with hormones or medicine like Clonidine or nothing at all depending on severity. See your doctor to discuss.

In brief: Menopause

It sounds like you might be entering menopause.
Especially if this is close to the age your mother went through menopause as daughters often follow their moms in this regard. This can be treated with hormones or medicine like Clonidine or nothing at all depending on severity. See your doctor to discuss.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
You should also have you thyroid checked, as abnormal thyroid function can sometimes cause your symptoms.
Dr. Kevin Considine
You are right! that is also true thanks.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ?perimenopause

Could be that you are getting close to menopause, can have hot flashes and night sweats for up to 10 years before menopause.
Other things that can give these symptoms are infections, medication and other hormone problems.

In brief: ?perimenopause

Could be that you are getting close to menopause, can have hot flashes and night sweats for up to 10 years before menopause.
Other things that can give these symptoms are infections, medication and other hormone problems.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Thyroid/menopause

The two most common possibilities would be perimenopausal symptoms, and hypotyroidism. Your doctor could evaluate the symptoms with a few simple blood tests.

In brief: Thyroid/menopause

The two most common possibilities would be perimenopausal symptoms, and hypotyroidism. Your doctor could evaluate the symptoms with a few simple blood tests.
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
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