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What causes fever and sweatiness at night in a post menopausal woman?

What causes fever and sweatiness at night in a post menopausal woman?

Think of infection: If t there is recorded fever , the first thing to think about will be infection . If that is excluded , we can go step by step to explore other possibilities ...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


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Are night sweats a symptom of IBS??

Are night sweats a symptom of IBS??

No: True nights sweats are not a symptom of IBS. See your doctor if they persist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of excessive night sweats around neck and shoulders?

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What are the causes of excessive night sweats around neck and shoulders?

Fever: Night sweats are often caused by fever in the evening or at night. Sometimes the fever is mild and goes unnoticed, or you may even feel cold or have chills. When the fever breaks you sweat. Take your temperature in the evening. ...Read more

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What are the causes of night terrors in teenagers?

What are the causes of night terrors in teenagers?

Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more

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Can DepoProvera cause increased urination (especially at night)?

Can DepoProvera cause increased urination (especially at night)?

No: This is not a common or even a rare side effected noted for this medication. Consider other causes. ...Read more

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Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Although night sweats can be associated with malignancy (such as lymphomas) it is less likely to be directly associated with ovarian cancer. A better scenario could be that you are having these symptoms due to fluctuations in your hormone levels. I would recommend that you speak with your gyn and under go hormonal level testing if it is deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the causes for chills and sweats during the day and night?

What are the causes for chills and sweats during the day and night?

Fever: Chills are the body's way of generating an increased temperature under the influence of the hypothalamus responding to fever inducing stimuli. Sweats are one way for the body to relieve elevated temps. You sound as if you are running daily fevers. See an infectious diseases expert if possible, or start with your primary care doctor. Good luck, and do not ignore this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent urination at night?

What are the causes of frequent urination at night?

Several Causes: Frequent urination at night can be something as simple as drinking too much fluid before going to bed or diuretics - such as caffeine, medications, alcohol - to illnesses like diabetes, enlarged prostate, hormonal effects, etc. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of night sweats?

What are some possible causes of night sweats?

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. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in body during sleep?

What causes tingling in body during sleep?

Nocturnal tingles: More often than not it is innocuous unless it is chronic and if it substantially disrupts sleep. Pressure on nerves like on the ulnar crease or funny bone can cause tingling along the length of the arm from the elbow down. Carpal tunnel syndrome more often affects the palms. Nerve compression in the neck area can prompt shoulder, neck and arm tingling. May be "sleeping wrong" on arm or kinked neck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of incessant night urination (esp during cold)?

What is the cause of incessant night urination (esp during cold)?

See below: The number of times is subjective. If you drink a lot of water by habit you have to go more often. Caffeine from tea or coffee can act like a diuretic . Abnormal conditions include infection, or high blood sugar. If none of the above see a urologist, you may need a cystoscopy ie a look inside the bladder. ...Read more

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Whats the reasons for occasional night sweats?

Whats the reasons for occasional night sweats?

Night sweats: Metabolic, endocrine, sleep disorders, effect of medications, infection & psychological such as anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the feet at night?

What causes cramps in the feet at night?

Multiple: Restless legs syndrome, lumbar disc dysfunction (especially at l5-s1), medications, anxiety/trauma also neuropathy due to diabetes or nutritional disorders or deficiencies restless legs syndrome is problematic due to Dopamine dysegulation. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of chronic nausea (occurs in the morning) and fatigue?

What are possible causes of chronic nausea (occurs in the morning) and fatigue?

I have to ask: could you be pregnant??? If NOT then a medical evaluation by a Primary Care Provider is indicated! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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What are the causes of hot flashes in a young woman?

What are the causes of hot flashes in a young woman?

Variable: In my experience, which i admit may be skewed, hormone balances are the most common reason for hot flashes. However, there are several other possibilities for hot flashes in women. See a doctor for evaluation if they are bothersome or accompanied by other quality of life symptoms. ...Read more

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Causes of excessive diarrhea and severe stomach bloating 2 days in a row at night?

Causes of  excessive diarrhea and severe stomach bloating 2 days in a row at night?

Cause is unclear: Food poisoning, gastroenteritis (an bacterial or viral intestinal infection), or food intolerances are most likely. The first two often resolve within 72 hours. Lactose intolerance is triggered by eating dairy. Gluten intolerance causes symptoms when wheat and other grains are eaten. Irritable bowel syndrome is possible. See a doctor if this continues to rule out other possible serious causes. ...Read more

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Weight loss and sweat at night. Are these the main and common symptoms of hiv?

Weight loss and sweat at night. Are these the main and common symptoms of hiv?

Not necessarily: While night sweats and weight loss are common symptoms of chronic HIV infection, these symptoms are very nonspecific. This means that other infections like a severe flu or tuberculosis or even cancer may cause these symptoms. Anyone who has HIV may have different symptoms/manifestations of their hiv. While most may have nights sweats and/or weight loss, some may have fevers or oral thrush. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons for cronic neasea in the mornings for men and lack of appetite ?

What are some of the reasons for cronic neasea in the mornings for men and lack of appetite ?

Many: Causes of chronic nausea in the mornings include gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction, biliary dyskinesia; just to name a few. Recommend you see a gastroenterologist for a complete work up. ...Read more

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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


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Insect Venom Panel (Definition)

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