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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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Having night sweats, chills, lowgrade fever started around ovulation (4-5 days ago) swollen hard area under left rib. Worried, should go to ER or not?

Having night sweats, chills, lowgrade fever started around ovulation (4-5 days ago) swollen hard area under left rib. Worried, should go to ER or not?

Probably: Night sweats, chills and low grade fever can be a sign that your body is fighting an infection. If you have a primary care doctor give them a call and follow their directions, if not then I would consider evaluation in a local nearby er. ...Read more

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What could be causing extreme fatigue, weakness, paleness, night sweats, chills, fever, feeling a lose of temperature control, bruising without reason?

What could be causing extreme fatigue, weakness, paleness, night sweats, chills, fever, feeling a lose of temperature control, bruising without reason?

Serious sx's: Nothing pleasant that I can think of. Have you been to a physician? If not, please do go for exam and evaluation. It could be numerous infections or autoimmune or even something as awful as malignancy, so please don't put that off. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had night sweats, coughing, chills and a fever for 6-8wks now. Test results show I have large nymph nodes on my right lung. What's going on?

I've had night sweats, coughing, chills and a fever for 6-8wks now. Test results show I have large nymph nodes on my right lung. What's going on?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities that can cause this picture. You need to consult with an infectious diseases specialist, even though this may not be turn out to be an infection. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing low grade fevers of 99.6-101 F only at night for around 3 weeks accompanied by fatigue, cold chills and night sweats.

I've been experiencing low grade fevers of 99.6-101 F only at night for around 3 weeks accompanied by fatigue, cold chills and night sweats.

Something’s up.: While your symptoms are non-specific, they suggest that something is going on that deserves investigation. If you were only symptomatic like this for a few days, I could suggest a viral infection. But with three weeks of symptoms and significant fevers, you need an investigation into cause. ...Read more

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I have been having night sweats soaking thru clothes and chills during the day. This has been going on for a month now. No fever.?

Exam-ASAP: I suggest a comprehensive physical exam ASAP. Your symptoms are suggestive of systemic infection. Call for an exam today. ...Read more

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I have been on Keflex for 10 days. Still bleeding and in severe pain with fever night sweats and cold chills. What is the next step?

I have been on Keflex for 10 days. Still bleeding and in severe pain with fever night sweats and cold chills. What is the next step?

In the direction of: With continued bleeding and severe pain, the next step is usually in the direction of the nearest emergency room. This is without having any idea of what else is going on, as this question lacks such details. But, regardless of what medication is being used, continued bleeding and severe pain need to be checked by a doctor. One can call her primary doctor, if the doctor is immediately available. ...Read more

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What is causing me to have a fever only at night for over a week now? Cough for 3 weeks prior, chills, night sweats, stabbing headache, hard to breathe

What is causing me to have a fever only at night for over a week now? Cough for 3 weeks prior, chills, night sweats, stabbing headache, hard to breathe

Mgt: I would recommend a chest radiograph and evaluation by your PCP. The illness may have started as a flu infection, and has now developed into secondary bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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21, f, I have muscular dystrophy. Have been having chills, hot skin and night sweats. No fever. Ended period 1 wk ago; been happening for 2wks.

21, f, I have muscular dystrophy. Have been having chills, hot skin and night sweats. No fever. Ended period 1 wk ago; been happening for 2wks.

Any fever?: Might want to have a chest x-ray done and a urinalysis. When relating your history on heath tap its ok to be more specificic about the type of muscular dystrophy you have. If you have, for instance fsh dystrophy and you have these symptoms i'd look for aspiration pneumonia before thinking about uti. Use of hydrocodone and Ativan (lorazepam) can increase your risk of micro-aspiration. Due to sedation. ...Read more

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Drenching night sweats nightly for more than a week. No fever. Should I be concerned? Potential causes?

Drenching night sweats nightly for more than a week. No fever. Should I be concerned? Potential causes?

Yes: You should be concerned. Drenching night sweats at your age without fever is not ever normal. There could be several causes but see your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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What would cause occasional night sweats (few times a year) without fever in otherwise very healthy person?

What would cause occasional night sweats (few times a year) without fever in otherwise very healthy person?

No other clues?: The main reason would be for a female older than you, menopause. If it is very occasional, perhaps the room is too hot, too many night clothes, bedding? Should not indicate anything worrisome unless other symptoms are happening. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Mazotti reaction?: The drug itself, which is used to treat certain parasitic infections, doesn't cause the fever or night sweats. Usually, it's your immune system that causes the symptoms because of the massive. ...Read more

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Night sweats after flu, Normal way of body clearing out extra germs from the illness? Been having sweats for 2 nights. Only After my fever was gone?

Night sweats after flu, Normal way of body clearing out extra germs from the illness? Been having sweats for 2 nights. Only After my fever was gone?

Fever/night sweats: Are part of body's response to infection. Immune response is improved at higher body temperature. You might still be spiking temps while having night sweats. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have night sweats with no fever four days after an appendectomy?

Postop sweats: Walking opens up the base of the lungs and sometimes can cause sweats, an early wounf infection or resolving peritonitis from the appendix can cause sweats for a week or more. Check your temp and call your doctor if fever greater than 100 or wound redness and pain which could happen about post-op day 5. ...Read more

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I've been coughing violently and throwing what I eat the last 2 days. Have night sweats. Also am running a low grade fever.

I've been coughing violently and throwing what I eat the last 2 days. Have night sweats. Also am running a low grade fever.

You may need to go t: If you are unable to keep any liquids down, you should consider going to an er tonight and be treated with IV fluids and medication to control vomiting and you cough. If you can keep down liquids, then consider going to see your doctor in his office tomorrow. ...Read more

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Ihave been sick with cough, fever, headaches and night sweats any idea what it might be its been going on for about a week already?

Ihave been sick with cough, fever, headaches and night sweats any idea what it might be its been going on for about a week already?

Viral Infection: Mostly likely influenza or another viral infection. We usually recommend seeing your physician if not improving within 7-10 days. In the meantime, rest, fluids, and fever control are the best treatments. ...Read more

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I've had a fever the last three days (up to 104 degrees) coupled with full body pains, night sweats, and stomache pains on and off. Any ideas?

I've had a fever the last three days (up to 104 degrees) coupled with full body pains, night sweats, and stomache pains on and off. Any ideas?

Viral fever probably: This sounds most likely viral. Depending on a detailed history, your physician might come up with a list of differential diagnosis which might point towards viral vs bacterial and you might need labs if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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I had a cold that turned into bronchitis over 2 weeks. No fever but I've had night sweats the entire time even on days I've felt mostly healthy. Why?

Many causes: There are many causes of night sweats that may be related to infectious etiologies or others causes. Persistent sweating for 2 weeks as you mentioned requires evaluation by physician. See this link too: http://www. Webmd. Com/menopause/guide/8-causes-of-night-sweats ...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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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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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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Night sweats, constant fever for over a month. Dr ordered blood tests. Including bone. What might she be looking for?

Night sweats, constant fever for over a month. Dr ordered blood tests. Including bone. What might she be looking for?

Serious disease.: Endocarditis until proved otherwise, then tuberculosis and malignant lymphoma. A few others. Wishing you better health. ...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


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more