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Menopause

01/08/2009

Question:

i had a hysterectomy in april this year everything removed due to period problems . Im 44 and have sweats and flushes and i am wondering how long it will last.

Answer:

Studies suggest that the duration of hot flashes is highly variable, lasting from a few months to many years. Most patients have them for 5-7 years, although the intensity lessens with time as well.

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Response by:

Cynthia B Evans, MD Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University