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I had a sudden onset of dizziness and hot flash in my

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I had a sudden onset of dizziness and hot flash in my face/neck. Back of my neck and hair was wet. Some nausea accompanied as well, but minimal. I am 57 years old and had a partial hysterectomy (uterus only) approximately 12 years ago.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Monika Hearne, M.D. replied 7 years ago.
Hello, I would be happy to assist you. How long have you had these symptoms? How often do they occur/are they mostly at night? Thanks.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I had similar symptoms about 6 years ago. At that time my hair would actually get soaking wet and drip. Had them off and on for about two weeks and then they stopped. This time I was sitting at my computer at work when it happened. I felt overwhelmingly dizzy and then the flush came on. I ended up putting my head down for a few minutes.
Expert:  Monika Hearne, M.D. replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information. It sounds as if your ovaries have failed (menopause) and you are experiences hot flashes because of this. Since your symptoms began 6 years ago, you may have gone through menopause at this time. Hot flashes may still occur several years later, but will usually decrease in frequency occurrence. I do recommend you discuss your symptoms with your doctor because there are other disorders that can cause hot flashes other than menopause. If the episodes are frequent/unbearable, you can discuss estrogen therapy with your physician. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask additional questions if necessary. Best wishes.
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