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Menopause

No more hot flashes and night sweats

08/12/2008

Question:

Do hot flashes and night sweats just suddenly stop? I have had them for at least 3 years and a few days ago both just stopped happening. Should I expect them to return?

Answer:

Most of the time hot flashes stop gradually.  Sometimes a rather abrupt stop means your ovaries started to make estrogen again and you might have a period.  If this happens, check with your physician since you are several years since your last period.  It is important to be sure there is no other cause of the bleeding.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati