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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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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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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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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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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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I have been drastically losing weight the last 3 months, night sweats, fatigued to the point that I can barely go most days. Last few nights my head s?

I have been drastically losing weight the last 3 months, night sweats, fatigued to the point that I can barely go most days. Last few nights my head s?

Question cut off: But if there is unintentional weight loss combined with night sweats and fatigue, it is essenttial that this be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...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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My tests are all normal. So why do I have swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, fatigue, and night sweats?

My tests are all normal. So why do I have swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, fatigue, and night sweats?

R/O LYMPHOMA: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If he pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON ...Read more

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I am experiencing unintentional weight loss (128lb to 102lbs), night sweats, mild nausea/vertigo & fatigue.?

I am experiencing unintentional weight loss (128lb to 102lbs), night sweats, mild nausea/vertigo & fatigue.?

Need to see your doc: Your symptoms could be due to a number of illnesses. There is not a simple answer I can give you other than you should see your primary care physician soon so your symptoms can be adequately addressed. ...Read more

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Non-drenching night sweats, hair to lower neck, no where else, for two nights, no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, no fatigue, no weight loss. Causes?

Non-drenching night sweats, hair to lower neck, no where else, for two nights, no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, no fatigue, no weight loss. Causes?

Not worth worry: It could be the warm weather. So set your thermostat a degree or two lower and see if it resolves it. Unless you have fever, night sweats may not mean anything serious. ...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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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

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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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more