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what are the causes of night sweats in the elderly

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Infections: Infections, thyroid disease, sleep apnea and hormonal issues are among the causes of night sweats.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid: There are a large number of things that can cause night sweats. The vast majority of them can be diagnosed or ruled out with simple blood tests.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Probably not a : Cause for concern. Having night sweat a few times may just be due to variations in ambient temperature or your covers being more than needed. You may ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Night sweats: I hope you have discussed this with your Endocrinologist. Your Endocrinologist should refer you to a Gynecologist and you might also consider a consul ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raffia Qutab
13 years experience Family Medicine
Sick, poor health: You should have your full physical with all the blood work to make sure there is no underlying health issue causing this.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple issues: Many things can cause night sweats, including using too many or too much covering. If he does not have fever and has not lost weight, just reduce the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Night sweats are just sweats at night, and day sweats are sweats in the daytime. That means any person with a febrile illness can have fever, chills, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No not really: Unless there is fever, there are no night sweats. Gall bladder problems are rarely subtle, they cause severe pain if there are stones. Or there is the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Check w/doctor: There are many possibilities, including some that are health threats, including cancer, infection etc. Most sweating is not related to a life-threaten ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: A high prolactin level can suppress the ovaries from functioning normally, so it's like you are in menopause. One of the common symptoms is night swe ... Read More
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