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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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What can cause excessive sweating? Ive had a hysterectomy and my thyroid level is normal

Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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What can cause excessive sweating? Ive had a hysterectomy and my thyroid level is normal

Hyperhydrosis: Might be idiopathic, but I suspect you suffer from estrogen deficiency ...Read more

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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

Excessive sweating is a clinical condition in which a person sweats more significantly during exercise and when in warm circumstances, or sweats considerably during situations where most people ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Could my excessive sweating be caused by a thyroid disorder?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Absolutely!: Yes, you bet! It's easy to test. See a doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Timothy Schultz
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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Dr. Timothy Schultz
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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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I had my thyroid glands removed in 2009 Could the wrong dosis of thyroxine be causing me excessive sweating in bed??

Dr. Yash Khanna
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I had my thyroid glands removed in 2009 Could the wrong dosis of thyroxine be causing me excessive sweating in bed??

Yes it can: Yes it can.If you are receiving more replacement hormone than you really need it will make you hyperthyroid and that can cause you to sweat in bed Consult your doctor or endocrinologist and get you blood tested for thyroid profile to see if you need to reduce the dose of your thyroid hormone ...Read more

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Dr. Saurabh Lodha
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Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease ?

Dr. Saurabh Lodha
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Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease ?

Hypothyroidism : Yes. It would be a good idea to see your primary care physician and have a routine thyroid screening. It is a simple blood test. There are many symptoms associated with thyroid disease. If you have noticed weight gain without actively trying to do so, or without a significant change in your exercise, or eating habits, it could potentially be related to a thyroid issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Feeling like i never sleep when i get average 8 hrs, weakness, body aches, excessive sweating off and on. Someone thought may be thyroid?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Feeling like i never sleep when i get average 8 hrs, weakness, body aches, excessive sweating off and on. Someone thought may be thyroid?

Drug reaction: You may have a thyroid problem but the drugs you are taking for your allergies may give you the symptoms you describe. Check with your foctor though to rule out thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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My TSH level in 2013 was 1.00 and in 2014 it was 0.55. I have symptoms of excessive sweating and fatigue. Does my thyroid need a closer look?

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My TSH level in 2013 was 1.00 and in 2014 it was 0.55.  I have symptoms of excessive sweating and fatigue.         Does my thyroid need a closer look?

No: Both are within the normal range and i would look for another cause for your symptoms. A thorough history and a physical exam are needed to further elucidate the cause of your complaints. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Does pure autonomic failure cause breathing problems, gerd, and excessive sweating?

Dr. David Earle
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Does pure autonomic failure cause breathing problems, gerd, and excessive sweating?

It's possible: A large hiatal hernia, also known as a para esophageal hernia could cause those symptoms. That is typically diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study and/or upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What is the cause of excessive sweating?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the cause of excessive sweating?

MANY CAUSES: Excessive sweating can be normal in some people but there are medical causes of excessive sweating, hyperhydrosis 1 overactive thyroid gland 2obesity 3 diabetes mellitus 4 certain drugs the list is long. ...Read more

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