Hot flash appointments in Portland, ME

Get quick relief for hot flashes with top-reviewed doctors near you in Portland, ME. If appropriate, your doctor may prescribe you medication, which Sesame offers for just $5 with FREE home delivery. Appointments available today for as low as $25 - without insurance. Book today.

What are hot flashes? Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause or perimenopause in women, characterized by a sudden feeling of heat, a flushed face, and sweating. If your hot flashes are overwhelming or bothersome, talk to a doctor about a treatment plan, which may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other medications.

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Kristen Goldbach, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Kristen Goldbach, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Maninder Kaur, NP

  • Adult health
  • "On time. Listened well. Believed my symptoms were real and prescribed medication to help."
  • $5 MEDS
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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
  • $5 MEDS

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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
  • $5 MEDS

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "She was so nice and efficient and made me comfortably, I will ask for her always."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "She was so nice and efficient and made me comfortably, I will ask for her always."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Jeffrey Gazzara, Jr., DO

  • Family medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Sarat Yalamanchili, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Sarat Yalamanchili, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • $5 MEDS

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Michael F. Mascia, MD, MPH

  • Urgent care
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Michael F. Mascia, MD, MPH

  • Urgent care
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr Joey was very caring and attentive. He listened to all of my worries and answered all of my questions. "
  • 5.00
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

Video prescription refill visit

Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr Joey was very caring and attentive. He listened to all of my worries and answered all of my questions. "
  • 5.00
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

Video OB/GYN consult (new patient)

Kristen Goldbach, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Augusta, ME 04330
  • Male
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Alton, NH 03809
  • Female
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Portmouth, NH $3,801.00
  • Female
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Wells, ME 04054
  • Male
  • 5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Male
  • 3.5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

About hot flashes

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Hot flashes are characterized by a perception of a sudden spike in your body’s temperature, most noticeably in the face, neck, and chest. Hot flashes may be accompanied by flushing (a blushing or reddening of the skin in these areas), increased heart rate, and tingling in your fingers. Sometimes hot flashes occur at night, disrupting sleep. These episodes are known as night sweats. Night sweats and hot flashes are the two most common symptoms of menopause.

Hot flashes occur when the blood vessels near the surface of the skin expand to help you cool off. They are normally the result of hormonal changes as a result of menopause but are sometimes (though rarely) caused by other factors, such as medications, thyroid problems, or certain types of cancer.

The symptoms, frequency, and intensity of hot flashes vary among women. As many as 2 in 10 women never experience hot flashes, while others may have them for 10 years or longer. For most women, however, this period will last between 6 months and 5 years. Individual episodes may vary as well. Some may pass after a few seconds, while others may persist for 10 minutes or more. On average, though, hot flashes last about 4 minutes.

Common Medication
Treatment Options

Below is a list of common medications used to treat hot flashes, which a doctor or provider can prescribe to you for just $5 through SesameRx.

Please note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.

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