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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
No more hot flashes and night sweats
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?
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.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati