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Bypass surgery 10/29. Had some complications. Developed kidney failure. Came home yesterday. Past few days I have been getting random hot flashes. My face and neck turn bright red and lasts a few minutes. Anyone else experience this or know what is causing it?

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May I ask how old you are? If you're over 40 it could be perimenopause! Of course if you're young, all bets are off. Sorry this is happening to you!

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I am 50 but I do not think it is that. I finally found some old posts on here of many others having the same experience and it can last pretty long after surgery :(

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Good to know many others had the same thing. I don't look forward to going through hot flashes again, though! Once was enough!! Lol.

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What happened to cause the kidney failure?

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They are not sure. Surgeon thinks I had a bad reaction to something they gave me during surgery like the antibiotic maybe but they are just guessing. Urine was backed up in my Kidneys so I needed a foley catheter and then they just started pushing mass fluids thru me.

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I'm sorry to hear about the complications you've had following your bypass surgery.

Now my curiosity is up concerning the hot flashes after surgery. I am getting hot flashes like crazy, but mostly at night when I'm sleeping. They are so annoying and uncomfortable. I am hot, so I kick the covers off, then I get cold... and it can just continue like that for hours, which is really tough because I'm losing sleep. Makes me feel like poop the next day. Anyway, I had my bypass revision around May 1st of this year. I guess the hot flashes started about 2 months ago. I am starting to wonder if I am perimenopausal, although I don't have any of the usual "symptoms" other than the hot flashes. I am 47 and had a hysterectomy 8 years ago, but my surgeon left my ovaries.

Not much help to ya, but wanted to jump in on this topic since I'm experiencing something similar. I might dig around and find some of the posts/conversation on this topic.

Wish you the best, get well soon and congratulations on your bypass surgery.

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Thx mylighthouse and sorry to hear you are having night sweats. I have that problem as well. My research is pointing to too much estrogen in the body. From what I have read, estrogen is stored in our fat cells so as we lose weight the hormone is released. Let me know if you find any other possible causes.

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