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Sweating At Night (Overview)

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. That's a different problem!


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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

Sweating At Night (Overview)

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. That's a different problem!


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My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

Sweating at Night: Could just be a bad dream, but i would recommend getting this checked out by his pediatrician. This could represent a fever or infection or other serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for night sweats?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for night sweats?

Depends on cause: Night sweats can be a symptoms of various underlying disease. I would not treat nightsweats before a workup as to see if a cause for the condition cannot be found. ...Read more

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What leads to sweating at night ?

What leads to sweating at night ?

Many causes: There are many causes of night sweats, including infections and hormone cycles. Check with your doctor for your specific issues. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my cold sweating at night?

Start here: Typically sweating, either hot or cold is a side effect from something else. I would recommend staying away from caffeine, particularly after noon. Also make sure clothing and bedsheets are loose. Typically this is not normal in premenopausal women unless caused by something else, so it is persistent, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

Sweating at Night: Could just be a bad dream, but i would recommend getting this checked out by his pediatrician. This could represent a fever or infection or other serious medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sweating at night?

Night sweats: 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. That's a different problem! ...Read more

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My sweat smells like vinegar when I wake up after sweating during night. Is it anything serious?

Vinegar swell: Most likely it i just your sweat. A light sweat can have sort of a vinegary, mild acid odor. After the time it gets stringer, starts smelly fishy, then gets really foul. Make sure you wipe you sweat off after all exercise. Some people just sweat at night (colds, medications, certain diseases, over-bundled). Wipe it off, use a deodorizer, and see if it comes back. It does not sound like a disease. ...Read more

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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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What can cause excessive sweating at night?

Needs eval: Dear ddoor4ul, night sweats can happen due to hormonal changes (especially in perimenopausal women) but also due to a variety of other conditions, the most concerning being cancer. Please schedule an virtual consult to discuss further about this symptom. I hope this gives you guidance. ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign for your menopause?

Can be: Night sweats are one of the common symptoms of menopause. Make sure your bedroom is cool before you go to sleep. If your sleep is interrupted most nights you might want to talk to your doctor about how to get relief. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for sweating at night?

Internal med, sleep: If excessive sweating happens at night only, a sleep doctor may be helpful in sorting out whether there is a sleep disorder (such as sleep apnea) that is contributing. If sweating happens at any time of day/night (such as hot flashes), an internal medicine doctor will be most helpful. ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign that your fever is breaking?

Sweating: Sweating is a way that the skin ...The largest organ cools . It can represent that you fever is breaking although it may return later without treating the cause of your fever. ...Read more

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It started of with a migraine, I'm feeling really hot but at the same time I'm shivering. And I was sweating last night but cold still.

It started of with a migraine, I'm feeling really hot but at the same time I'm shivering. And I was sweating last night but cold still.

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...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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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more