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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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I have been experiencing intermittent night sweats on my chest only but not bad enough to change clothes or sheets for the past 6 months more nights than not. No weight loss or fatigue symptoms.?

I have been experiencing intermittent night sweats on my chest only but not bad enough to change clothes or sheets for the past 6 months more nights than not. No weight loss or fatigue symptoms.?

Need eval to know.: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fbc results:hgb14.1, pcv0.394, rbc4.23, mcv93.1, mch33.3 (hi), mchc35.8 (hi), plt302, wbc11.7 (hi) neck lump>5mths intermittent night sweats&ext fatigue?

Fbc results:hgb14.1, pcv0.394, rbc4.23, mcv93.1, mch33.3 (hi), mchc35.8 (hi), plt302, wbc11.7 (hi) neck lump>5mths intermittent night sweats&ext fatigue?

Get a diagnosis. ..: Neck lump with systemic symptoms (night sweats, weight loss, fatigue) mandates examination and investigation for cause. Possible infective causes include bacterial, tubercular, viral infection. Malignancy and Thyroid disorders need excluded here. See http://patient. Info/doctor/neck-lumps-and-bumps for a structured medical approach to neck lumps. Work with your GP for diagnosis +/- referral. ...Read more

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My 4 y/o has hard bony lump on top of head, growing, irregular shape. Intermittent fevers, night sweats, complains of "brain hurts" normal cbc. What next?

Head Pain: If the lesion is growing or causing continued discomfort for more than a month, a ct scan or MRI is indicated. Unfortunately this will usually require sedation to keep a four year old still. Discuss the procedure with the treating physician. ...Read more

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I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

Fever/Unknown Origin: 48 year old lady with Fever of Unknown Origin for 3-4 months. Have you reached menopause yet? Menopause is a cause of fever of unknown origin in a woman your age. Do you have chills? Any weight loss? Sick contacts? Bites? Travel? Sexual history? You should get a full exam to determine possible sources. Some causes are malignancy, abscess, tuberculosis, malaria, drug wdrawl, underlying med problem ...Read more

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Excessive night sweats (no fever) intermittent for several months w. Extreme fatigue, slight elevation of ldh at 243 (vs 210 upper range). 15 yr, boy?

Excessive night sweats (no fever) intermittent for several months w. Extreme fatigue, slight elevation of ldh at 243 (vs 210 upper range). 15 yr, boy?

Night sweats: Night sweats have been reported by people who take depakote. Secondly, Depakote causes weight gain and people who are on the heavier side will sweat at night. ...Read more

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6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ? Ideas

6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ? Ideas

Vasculitis: Any time you have petechiae, there is concern for vasculitis, or inflammation of your blood vessels. You should see your doctor to help make the diagnosis because vasculitis can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have crazy night sweats?

I have crazy night sweats?

Other symptoms?: Any weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes/glands? Do you think you might be going into menopause? ...Read more

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What can I do for night sweats?

Find the cause first: If you are in general good health and has been evaluated already by your doc and nothing found, then you may have a genetically inherited condition called sleep hyperhidrosis. This often occurs in early adulthood. Menopausal syndrome is very common also after 40...
For sleep hydrosis, trial of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50-100mg before bed may help...If not, consult doc for other treatment options...
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have real bad night sweats. What can cuase that?

Many possibilities: An infection, blood disorders, diabetes, and disorders of the autonomic nervous system, rheumatoid or connective tissue diseases another possibility. The condition itself is called hyperhidrosis. Antidepressants are known to cause this quite frequently. Start with an internist and take it from there. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I'm a 55 yr. Old male. What would cause night sweats?

I'm a 55 yr. Old male. What would cause night sweats?

Many causes: Sweating at night that soaks the sheets is often not related to a problem, but can be from
-too many blankets!
-menopause
-antidepressant medications
-stroke, certain neurologic problems
-overactive thyroid
-low blood sugar (too much diabetic medication)
-infections, eg: tb, bone infections, hiv, brucellosis, . ..
-leukemia or lymphoma
-carcinoid
-myelofibrosis
-pheochromocytosis
-many other causes. ...Read more

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I need help for excessive night sweats, any suggestions?

Could be many things: Hi. Night sweats could be a sign of many things, some serious. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get really bad night sweats at night! What should I do?

See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance.

There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons.

Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck

We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective.

The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy.

Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www. Healthtap. Com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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I have been having night sweats that have a certain odor, why?

Go see your doctor: Night sweats can be due to fever. So check the temp. Keep the thermostat lower. The odor has no significance other than the need for better hygiene because it is produced by bacteria. So use good soaps for underarm use and scrub it nicely once or twice a day showers.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do or take to ease the hot/cold flashes and night sweats?

Hormone balancing: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance.

There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons.

Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck

We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective.

The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy.

Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www. Healthtap. Com/dr-stevenfergusonmd

...Read more

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I've been having night sweats and a loss if appetite what could it be?

Night Sweats: Night sweats can mean many things including inflammatory disease, infection, hormone changes (estrogen, thyroid). See your physician. ...Read more

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I have night sweats. I have had test done nothing. I am 32 what could it be?

I have night sweats. I have had test done nothing. I am 32 what could it be?

Get evaluated!: Hot flushes are common to many conditions. The mechanism of sudden blood rush to your upper body and face accounts for this unpleasant symptom. Drop in blood sugar, hormonal changes in your ovaries and thyroid function are a few common causes. When you wake up you are left with the cold sweat as the body tries to cool off by opening your skin pores. Discuss this with your caregiver. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband is 28 has very heavy night sweats. What could be causing them?

There are multiple: Possible causes, including anxiety, sleep apnea, change in temperature, infection, tumors, hormonal changes, etc. He needs to be evaluated by his doc. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing night sweats on & off; sometimes waking me up its that bad. What is wrong with me I am only 22?

I have been experiencing night sweats on & off; sometimes waking me up its that bad. What is wrong with me I am only 22?

Mayo Clinic:: Night sweats are episodes of nighttime sweating that soak your nightclothes/bedding even when bedroom isn't excessively hot. They are a common problem many people experience from time to time. Although uncomfortable, night sweats typically aren't a sign of a medical problem, but they may occur as a result of certain medications and medical conditions. See comment. ...Read more

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I have night sweats an I feel terrible an I don't want to get up or move I feel stiff an don't feel right like I am gonna die what's wrong?

Problems: I am sorry you are so concerned. You may have a clinical disorder or an emotional disorder.

Please make an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as you can.

For now, enjoy Xmas and a Happy New Year. ...Read more

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Teen son has night sweats almost every night and is not eating (when he does he vomits) he is loosing so much weight I am really worried about 3 mths?

Needs thorough eval: What you are describing is not normal. Your son may have a serious illness or condition that needs complete evaluation. This isn't a couple day flu or a couple day fever. These symptoms are concerning. I would not run to the er tonight, but I definitely would make a call to his doctor first thing monday mroning and insist on an appointment within 1-2 days. God bless and good luck! ...Read more

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Hey docs, I'm confused as to what night sweats really are?

See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance.

There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons.

Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck

We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective.

The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy.

Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www. Healthtap. Com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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I have hydrocephalus but I suffer from night sweats?

I have hydrocephalus but I suffer from night sweats?

Be seen: You need to be seen by a provider to rule out infection, increased pressure etc. You need to have scans and blood tests to rule out other problems ...Read more

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Why do I itch all over and especially when I have night sweats!?

Why do I itch all over and especially when I have night sweats!?

Pruritus: Overall itching or pruritus can result from different causes. If you sweat at night and your body temperature rises, it may make you more itchy. You ought to see your doctor or a dermatologist or allergist for some tests to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Should I still be having night sweats, 11 months after my operation?

Hard to know: Without knowing your overall medical status and whether or not the night sweats are due to resolving fevers (take your temperature before the sweats begin) it is difficult to say what the significance of these is, or whether it is related to your prior surgery (and it would be helpful to know what the surgery was). Go back and discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...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