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What causes hot flashes, loose stool and chills?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2016
Question: hi i am 61 and ocassionaly get severe hot flashes that covers my body and then i throw up. then i get chills over entire body also with very loose stool any help
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Discussion follows

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
There is a controversial term ' Andropause', the male equivalent of menopause when the men affected have low levels of the male hormone testosterone. The symptoms include loss of libido & potency, nervousness, impaired memory, loss of concentration, fatigue, insomnia,depression, hot flushes, and sweating.
The test for this would be to determine the testosterone level in the blood which is likely to be in the low normal range or below.
Such symptoms can also occur with anxiety and stress and also due to thyroid glandular disorders.
Do get back with your input

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (27 minutes later)
how come the vomiting and loose stool
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
IBS of the diarrhea type or infection.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back and thanks.
This can be due to an irritable bowel syndrome. Do you also have abdominal pain ? The other possibility is a GI infection.
A stool examination can help to differentiate between the two.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Discussion follows Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. There is a controversial term ' Andropause', the male equivalent of menopause when the men affected have low levels of the male hormone testosterone. The symptoms include loss of libido & potency, nervousness, impaired memory, loss of concentration, fatigue, insomnia,depression, hot flushes, and sweating. The test for this would be to determine the testosterone level in the blood which is likely to be in the low normal range or below. Such symptoms can also occur with anxiety and stress and also due to thyroid glandular disorders. Do get back with your input