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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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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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What can cause really bad night sweats?

depends: Night sweats can result from chronic infectious diseases like TB or symptoms of malignancy or hormonal imbalance or systemic inflammation. More information is needed to narrow down the causes. ...Read more

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What causes excessive night sweats?

Sick, poor health: You should have your full physical with all the blood work to make sure there is no underlying health issue causing this. ...Read more

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What causes night neck sweats ?

What causes night neck sweats 
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Time to see your doc: Most of the time, nights sweats can come and go and aren't a sign of serious health problems. However, if you recurrently experience night sweats, you should contact your doctor for a full history, exam and possible tests. ...Read more

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Night sweats and vomiting, what is causing this?

Night sweats and vomiting, what is causing this?

Check it out: You'd better check it with your doc. Sometimes it might be serious. Lung infection(pneumonia, tb, etc.) and heart condition could have this symptom/sign. ...Read more

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What causes bad bad hot flashes?

What causes bad bad hot flashes?

Several possibilitie: Hot flashes can be due to menopause, sudden changes in blood sugar, thyroid problems, and occasionally chronic illness like tuberculosis. In general, hot flashes are not normal and a person that experiences severe ones should see a doctor to determine the specific cause. ...Read more

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What causes night time nausea?

What causes night time nausea?

Lots possible here: Vomiting reflex is controlled by 2 units in brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Maybe you have gastritis, but maybe your symptoms have little to do with GI tract. Get checked. ...Read more

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Burning abdominal pain along with night sweats wakes me up at night, what could cause this?

Burning abdominal pain along with night sweats wakes me up at night, what could cause this?

Need more info: You cannot be diagnosed without more data and a physical exam, labs and possibly some imaging studies. In addition, answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does POCS cause night sweats?

Hormones: With PCOS, disorders of the sweat gland is common. It can come because your body is making either too testosterone, have an alteration in your hormone ratios, your skin can have an exaggerated response to even to a normal level of testosterone. Other sweat gland problems, more serious than sweating, can include acne and inflammation of the specialized sweat glands in your arm pit and groin. ...Read more

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What causes very mild night sweats and stomachs aches?

What causes very mild night sweats and stomachs aches?

Sweats/stomach ache: Pain can cause sweats. Mild night sweats may very well be within the normal range or they are part of the same picture as the stomach ache. Stomach ache could be gastritis, stomach or duodenal ulcer, acid reflux, etc. We need more information to determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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What causes bad dreams?

What causes bad dreams?

Multiple possible: There are multiple possible causes for this -- from various medications which intensify dreaming, to primary sleep disorders, to traumatic experiences being relived during sleep. Some people with ptsd have so many nightmares it's hard for them to go to sleep. If yours are bothering you frequently, please see a psychologist or psychiatrist for evaluation and help. ...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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What could lead to my night sweats?

Eval required: There are a number of possible causes for night sweats. Recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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What causes night sweats around neck and shoulder?

What causes night sweats around neck and shoulder?

It depends: This is not indicative of any particular ailments. Just make sure that you do not have fever at night. If you are otherwise well, you do not need to do anything except lower the thermostat a bit and do not cover your body with anything warm. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause night sweats?

Does anemia cause night sweats?

You may have this...: Association backwards. You may have anemia because of an illness that is associated with night sweats. The differential diagnosis for night sweats is lengthy, but includes several serious medical problems that should not be ignored or discounted. See your dr and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes night seizures?

What causes night seizures?

Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more

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What causes waking and overheating at night?

What causes waking and overheating at night?

SWEATING PROFUSELY: While sleeping your metabolism is at work and your sympathetic nervous system prevails over the parasympathetic ns. These are the signs of over stimulation of the ns. You will learn this in physiology class. ...Read more

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What causes cold sweats?

What causes cold sweats?

Many things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...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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Whats the reasons for occasional night sweats?

Whats the reasons for occasional night sweats?

Night sweats: Metabolic, endocrine, sleep disorders, effect of medications, infection & psychological such as anxiety. ...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