The average hot flash lasts from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
Everyone gets them with a different frequency and intensity.
In most people experiencing it during menopause, hot flashes last between 6 months and 2 years.
Often this symptom will stop once you’ve completed the menopause transition.
What does a hot flush feel like?
Women often describe a hot flush as a creeping feeling of intense warmth that quickly spreads across your whole body and face. It typically lasts for several minutes. Others say the warmth is similar to the sensation of being under a sun bed, or feeling like a furnace.
How long do menopause symptoms last?
Once in menopause (you haven’t had a period for 12 months) and on into postmenopause, the symptoms may continue for an average of four to five years, but they decrease in frequency and intensity. Some women report their symptoms last longer. The most common symptoms include: Hot flashes.
Do hot flashes ever go away?
It used to be said that menopause-related hot flashes fade away after six to 24 months. But for many women, hot flashes and night sweats often last seven years and may go on for 11 years or more. When a hot flash occurs during sleep, it can be accompanied by a drenching sweat.
Can hot flashes be caused by something other than menopause?
Hot flashes can also cause sweating, and if you lose too much body heat, you might feel chilled afterward. Although other medical conditions can cause them, hot flashes most commonly are due to menopause — the time when menstrual periods become irregular and eventually stop.