Hot Flashes and Menopause (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
As with any medical condition or complaint, a healthcare practitioner will begin by taking a complete medical history. He or she will ask the woman to describe the hot flashes, including how often and when they occur, and if there are other associated symptoms. A physical examination will be used to help direct further testing if necessary.
Blood tests may be performed if the diagnosis is unclear, either to measure hormone levels or to look for signs of other conditions (such as infection) that could be responsible for the hot flashes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
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