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What causes hot flashes and body chills?

I am a 52 yo woman. I am experiencing sudden hot flashes and then extreme chills. I am very active (run and work out daily). I had experienced similar flashes years ago when I had chronic severe back pain which has since resolved. I had a new Mirena implanted 1 month ago because I did not test as menopausal, and I had fear of pregnancy (as remote a chance as that is) and discomfort with periods. Could these flashes just be age related? If so, can I use a patch to control them if I am also using Mirena?
Mon, 22 May 2017
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Hot flushes at your age are related to what we call pre-menopausal syndrome.
I don't think you should worry much because it should be menopause coming.
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What causes hot flashes and body chills?

Thanks for trusting healthcare magic Hot flushes at your age are related to what we call pre-menopausal syndrome. I don t think you should worry much because it should be menopause coming. Thanks