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43 years old with hypothyroidism. My FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

 43 years old with hypothyroidism.  My  FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

Check labs: need not only fsh , but estrogen levels , lh , , need tsh. all these check for hormone levels , you are probably getting menapause espec. if sputtering menses and irregular. estrogen in low dose like 0.5 mg daily would be pretty safe , never smoke or 10x the risk of blood clots on this , a baby apsirin 81 mg would help prevent a stroke or heart attack , other antidepressants can help a little ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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My husband 30yo/m . Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer. ?

My husband 30yo/m . Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer. ?

Night sweats: Certainly derserves a comprehensive physical exam and blood testing: multiple medical problems are possible. Please call for examination today. ...Read more

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184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?

184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?

Lump on collar bone: 47 F from US with COPD and HTN 184/ weight gain but does not ask any question or give medical Hx. I would show to your Dr. next visit. Any edema? What meds are u taking? Trust you have stopped smoking. If not stop tonight. ...Read more

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I was on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months and had multiple health changes like night sweats, hair loss, mod weight gain and puffy face. Can a gyn address all issues?

I was on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months and had multiple health changes like night sweats, hair loss, mod weight gain and puffy face. Can a gyn address all issues?

Yes: If your physical changes emerged after you started taking Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) it may be linked. You should see your Ob-Gyn doctor to select a contraceptive option best suited for your needs. Additionally, you may have underlying medical conditions that may be emerging and may not be linked to your birth control pills. Either way, see a doctor to get a full assessment. ...Read more

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Iv been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, anxiety/depression. I have bloated hard tummy, rapid weight gain, infertility, night sweats and more. Help!?

Iv been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, anxiety/depression. I have bloated hard tummy, rapid weight gain, infertility, night sweats and more. Help!?

Hormonal Imbalance: You clearly have some hormonal problems. I would not be surprised if you have thyroid problems, estrogen and Progesterone problems and adrenal problems as these types of hormonal imbalances are interelated. You need to see an md who is highly experienced in the management of functional hormonal and metabolic imbalances. In the meantime, aovid sugars and fried foods to reduce your edible stress. ...Read more

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Armpit,neck nodes tender, not swollen. Xtreme fatigue, short of breath (esp w/ exertion), cough,chest pain night sweats.Edema & weight gain 2 days ago?

Armpit,neck nodes tender, not swollen. Xtreme fatigue, short of breath (esp w/ exertion), cough,chest pain night sweats.Edema & weight gain 2 days ago?

Time to visit doctor: It sounds like you need to visit your medical provider very soon for a full physical exam and labs. A physician needs to see you in person and evaluate your medical history, labs, vital signs, and physical exam findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 14 yrs. Controlled hypothyroid for 5yrs. I've had night sweats for 9 mos. Peri menopause?Depo?Ddx?No other symptoms.

Night sweats: Night sweats usually begin with the decline of Progesterone in peri-menopause. This may also happen when women eat high estrogen stimulating foods that cause an imbalance between the two hormones. Stress may also induce a reduction in progesterone. Have your physician check your hormone levels. Have them also check your thyroid levels if not done recently. ...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