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Are hot flashes a symptom of pregnancy or a sign that my period is about to start?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/29/2022

Although it is true that hot flashes can be a symptom of pregnancy, it is necessary to perform a pregnancy test to confirm or rule out pregnancy.

In the days before menstruation, especially if the woman has had sexual intercourse without contraceptive protection and does not want pregnancy, it is possible to confuse certain premenstrual symptoms and interpret them as symptoms of pregnancy due to anxiety.

Therefore, the best thing to do is to wait to see if the menstrual period comes off or if, on the contrary, there is a menstrual delay. In the event that menstruation is delayed, it is advisable to take a pregnancy test to find out for sure.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.