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Are hot flashes due to pregnancy or menopause?

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

A woman noticing hot flashes or hot flashes may indicate pregnancy or approaching menopause (the cessation of menstrual cycles). The reason is that the hormonal changes that occur in both situations can lead to the onset of hot flashes.

Therefore, if sexual intercourse has taken place without contraceptive protection, it is best to wait to see if there is a delay in menstruation and perform a pregnancy test.

A positive result confirms pregnancy, while a negative result makes it advisable to see a specialist to find out the causes of the menstrual delay and hot flashes, especially if the woman is young.

 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.