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What causes night sweats with low body temp? My temp was 97.2 at midnight last night and i was covered in sweat.Gallbladder is at 9% function cause ?

What causes night sweats with low body temp? My temp was 97.2 at midnight last night and i was covered in sweat.Gallbladder is at 9% function cause ?

Night sweats: Night sweats can be caused by fever but other things can cause night sweats. In your case , you list obesity - a very common cause of night sweats is sleep apnea. Even if you are already treated, make sure the setting on CPAP are ok. Thyroid functions should be checked and meds reviewed. At your age, also perimenopausal sweats-hot flashes are on the list. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Is it possible to have night sweats with fatty liver? Has happened three times in six months

Is it possible to have night sweats with fatty liver? Has happened three times in six months

Sleep apnea: One of the classic symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Usually accompanied by snoring, multiple awakenings from sleep, etc. With a history of fatty liver, especially with obesity, may be worthwhile to consider. ...Read more

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What could cause borderline enlarged liver and weight loss and night sweats? I do have fatty liver.Been tested for HIV and hep.And all blood work good

What could cause borderline enlarged liver and weight loss and night sweats? I do have fatty liver.Been tested for HIV and hep.And all blood work good

Hormones: Welcome back. Had thyroid function tests? Female hormones out of whack? Periods are ok? The fatty liver was presumed to be due to obesity, which is why you went on the reducing diet. Blood work good is reassuring, as was the MRI tests you mentioned in another question. Checked for parasites? Tb? ...Read more

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What causes night sweats?

What causes night sweats?

Many different: Night swea ts can be symptoms of many different illnesses. They should be exoplored by seeing a doctor and having a thorough history, exam and some labs. ...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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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 50-100mg before bed may help...If not, consult doc for other treatment options... Good luck. ...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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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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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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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