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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can glandular fever cause night sweats?

Can glandular fever cause night sweats?

Glandular fever: Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus can be passed from person to person by close contact (especially kissing). It can possibly also be caught by sharing cups, toothbrushes, etc.It can cause night sweats and fever. http://patient.info/health/glandular-fever-infectious-mononucleosis-leaflet ...Read more

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No signs of lymphoma but fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc. Are these signs of cancer or lymphoma?

No signs of lymphoma but fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc. Are these signs of cancer or lymphoma?

Many causes: Tuberculosis and bacterial endocarditis are serious concerns and there are a host of other illnesses that can do this. Please do yourself a favor and read up on the workup of "fever of unknown origin". ...Read more

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Are night sweats a symptom of IBS??

Are night sweats a symptom of IBS??

No, reflux maybe ...: IBS is typically a combination of abdominal pain / bloating and bouts of diarrhoea or constipation. NIght sweats are not a typical symptoms. A common natural cause of night sweats is the menopause, however they may also be caused by infection, inflammatory process, thyroid gland disorder, as a side effect of certain medications, or, rarely GORD. Recommend review with Dr to elucidate the cause. ...Read more

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Why lymphoma can cause sweating at night?

Why lymphoma can cause sweating at night?

B symptoms: B symptoms refer to systemic symptoms of fever, night sweats, and weight loss which can be associated with both hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. The presence or absence of b symptoms has prognostic significance and is reflected in the staging of these lymphomas. Similar systemic symptoms can be found in non-cancerous states such as tuberculosis and various inflamm or rheumatologic dz. ...Read more

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Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Yes: Hot flashes and night sweats are common menopausal symptoms in women due to low estrogen levels. Men do not normally have these symptoms because testosterone prevents it. However, men with very low testosterone levels can have these symptoms. Of course, there are other medical problems that cause night sweats, so you should see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Gallbladder problems cause night sweats?

Gallbladder problems cause night sweats?

No not really: Unless there is fever, there are no night sweats. Gall bladder problems are rarely subtle, they cause severe pain if there are stones. Or there is the gall bladder attack called cholecystitis which is an emergency when it happens as it will make you very sick. ...Read more

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27 y/o female with 4 days history of fever, night sweats, headache, generalized painful lymphadenopathy, fatigue, elevated liver enzymes? Mono neg

27 y/o female with 4 days history of fever, night sweats, headache, generalized painful lymphadenopathy,  fatigue, elevated liver enzymes? Mono neg

Guess u want DDx: Ddx=differential diagnosis involves the most important, under-used, under-appreciated, under-paid, complex tool a physician has: a trained/experienced mind, fueled by a good heart, driven by a mission to help others. Excellent history (listen!), careful physical exam leads to the answer, or at least to next step.?Viral illness?Drug reax. Rest, fluids, wait 2 wks; persists? Work up further. ...Read more

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Been unwell 15mths. No diagnosis. Lots symptoms mainly mod/severe pain, night sweats, bloating, exhaustion & gastric/urological/gynae issues. Ideas?

Been unwell 15mths. No diagnosis. Lots symptoms mainly mod/severe pain, night sweats, bloating, exhaustion & gastric/urological/gynae issues. Ideas?

Mystery so far: Twenties female with multiple system dysfunctions ; chronic pain, fatigue, and night sweats raises concern for lyme, hiv, chronic fatigue syndrome and #fibromyalgia. A general exam is needed for thyroid and other blood tests. If the allopathic doctor finds no explanation then see a complementary ; alternative medicine doctor and an osteopath ; read my essays at quora.Com on pain syndrome board. ...Read more

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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

 sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores  wats going on?

See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more

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Throat pain and night sweats?

Throat pain and night sweats?

How long?: How long have you had this? If only for a few days, it could be either strep throat, or mononucleosis. If it has been longer, you should definitely see your doctor, especially if you are a smoker. Even strep throat needs to be treated. The internet is not a replacement for a physician actually examining you to determine what you have, and what needs to be done! ...Read more

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Frequent night sweats did have swollen neck nodes onto insomnia chest flutters appetite loss etc diag depression cita 20mg all good part from sweats?

Frequent night sweats did have swollen neck nodes onto insomnia chest flutters appetite loss etc diag depression cita 20mg all good part from sweats?

Night sweat: Your question is not clear but I am guessing your are asking about why you have " swollen lymph node , night sweat, insomnia, loss of appetite"; depression can explain insomnia, loss of appetite, but it does not explain, night sweat and enlarged lymph nodes. Enlarged nodes and night sweat can be from hiv, tb, lymphoma etc.., see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does fibroids cause night sweats?

Does fibroids cause night sweats?

Not usually : No. They don't usually. Rarely. They can degenerate, which might cause some sweats, but would also likely have pain. ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms only at night?

What causes cold symptoms only at night?

Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym. For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat - all "cold symptoms". ...Read more

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Are coughing up blood and having night sweats symptoms of pneumonia?

Are coughing up blood and having night sweats symptoms of pneumonia?

Infection: What you described is suggestive of infection in general and tuberculosis in particular. It is prudent for to you seek care at your earliest. ...Read more

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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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Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Bronchitis: Possible sign of bronchitis, but if coughing up blood frequently then you need an evaluation ASAP. You might need a chest x-ray and have someone listen to your chest. ...Read more

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Night and day sweats after 1 day possible flu symptoms?

Night and day sweats after 1 day possible flu symptoms?

Maybe: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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Are headaches, acid reflux, frequent night sweats, and trembling signs of stress and/or anxiety?

Are headaches, acid reflux, frequent night sweats, and  trembling signs of stress and/or anxiety?

Maybe: It's always wise to really rule out medical causes first since treating those could be important and/or simple. If there are no findings, I'd ask for a Psychologist referral for an evaluation. Just a Rx will miss the benefits of learning better ways to manage life and a professional Dx is important - they'll refer if you need pills. Step-by-step, you'll find answers. ...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