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I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?

I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?

Get seen: Maybe one woman in 4 has a positive ANA but seems fine. I'd stop worrying about the ANA. I doubt you have leukemia but you need a complete history and physical exam and basic labs (CBC, chem profile, urinalysis) by a competent physician. Night sweats are serious. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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I was wondering are night sweats a symptom of auto-immune disease?

I was wondering are night sweats a symptom of auto-immune disease?

Sometimes: Some autoinflammatory diseases, like the periodic fever syndromes (eg FMF) involve night sweats. These may be better defined as dysregulated immunity rather than autoimmunity. Infection and malignancy are far more common causes. ...Read more

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Continueous night sweats. Im a male post back op. Is this a blood disorder?

Continueous night sweats. Im a male post back op. Is this a blood disorder?

Night sweats: There are many possible causes for night sweats, such as certain medications, infections, hormonal problems, neurologic problems, inflammatory conditions, blood disorders and even cancers. Night sweats need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I dont have psychiatric disorder but i do have chronic insomnia from night sweats an just not tired. next day headaches ect. why ?

I dont have psychiatric disorder but i do have chronic insomnia  from night sweats an just not tired. next day headaches ect. why ?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Night sweats - hormonal? ...Read more

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I've been waking myself up during sleep by lightly stroking my face, chest or arms and often get night sweats . Is this some kind of sleep disorder?

I've been waking myself up during sleep by lightly stroking my face, chest or arms and often get night sweats . Is this some kind of sleep disorder?

Night sweats: If the temperature is not too high in your bed room, night sweats can be an important symptom of infection or another problem. It is a good idea to have a face to face check up with this symptom. There are sleep disorders when movements occur, but light touching of the face, chest or arms is apparently not one of them. ...Read more

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Is night sweats related to scheuermann disease type 2?

Not likely: Kyphosis (scheuermann's disease) is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture...Basically scoliosis of the thoracic spine. This does not cause night sweat! severe kyphosis is a risk factor for pneumonia etcc...Which can cause night sweat, among other things. If you have night sweats, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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2yr old with heart disease has been having terrible night sweats to the point his pillows and sheets are soaked. But he isn't warm. Should I worry?

2yr old with heart disease has been having terrible night sweats to the point his pillows and sheets are soaked. But he isn't warm. Should I worry?

Yes: Would get this baby to a pediatrician ASAP and describe what is going on in detail. Without knowing more about his condition cannot really comment beyond that, but what you describe is not normal and should be investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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2nd opinion. High ASO titre 6+mo despite tx w/ pen per Infect disease Dr. Cont to have weakness/fatigue, night sweats, excess hunger/thirst, achey,?

2nd opinion. High ASO titre 6+mo despite tx w/ pen per Infect disease Dr. Cont to have weakness/fatigue, night sweats, excess hunger/thirst, achey,?

Something else: Whatever it is , your symptoms are not caused by a strep infection. Suggest you get a comprehensive by an internist since you may have an infection other than strep (the ASO titer). ...Read more

Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more