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Can I tell when a hot flash will be coming?

Some people say they know when a hot flash is coming because they experience an aura, or a feeling of premonition, just before the hot flash begins. This gives them a short amount of time to prepare for the discomfort they are about to experience.

Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Unfortunately, there is no real way to predict when a hot flash is coming - unless you have a sense of what your personal triggers are. In this video, OB/GYN specialist Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, discusses some common triggers to pay attention to.

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