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Hot Flashes Years After Stopping HRT

07/09/2010

Question:

I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 35. I took premarin for 5 years and then weaned off of the medication. Had some hot flashes, but they finally stopped. Have had no hot flashes for at least 15 years and now that I am 53, the hot flashes have returned. They do not occur at night, only during the day. I have had my thyroid tested and this is normal. Any ideas?

Answer:

This is difficult to answer without knowing the reason for your hysterectomy and your other medical conditions. Good question for your regular physician who knows you 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