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What Causes Night Fevers
See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck. We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fever going up: One of the factors in producing an increase in body temperature is muscular activity. A long distance runner will generate very high body temperatures. One of the ways in which the body produces an elevation of temperature is by chilling, which is a form of muscular activity. The other factor is the differential between the body temperature and the external temperature. ...Read more
Fever is like..: Fever is like an alarm. It is set off in your brain as a response of something that is "bothering" your body, something that your body is detecting is not right. Examples of triggers are infections, inflammations of joints and tissues, cancer, allergies. In summary, any potential insult that is out of the normal healthy state of your body can cause fever. ...Read more
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
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
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
Quite a few: There are quite a few. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
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 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
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
What would cause a fever in an adult during the day but not at night every day now for at least a week?
Appt. timing?: Sounds unusual. Please be sure you are checking / taking your temperature when feel feverish, not just going subjectively ; write it down. See your dr for thorough history, exam, and indicated testing. ...Read more
My husband has been gettin fever every night for the past two weeks. The fever usualy comes up late at night. What could possibly be the cause of ths?
Doctor can evaluate: A man with fever for two weeks should have an appointment with his primary care doctor to see what is going on. The man should write down on a big calendar each time the symptoms happen, along with the meds tried, the foods eaten, activities during the day, what worsens it, what improves it, etc... Fevers can be from infections, auto-immune disease, cancer, medications, blood disorders, etc... ...Read more
My baby is 2 and she's been running fever at night up to 103 the past 3 days. Does anyone know what might cause it?
My 4 year old keeps getting fever every few weeks, mainly at night for a time spam of 5-6 days, what could be wrong with her? Is this cause of concern
Hard to say, ? fever: The average 4 yo will have 5-7 respiratory and 2-3 diarrheal infections per year, most of which are minor and self heal.Kids also vary in their temp with lower in the early am and higher in the afternoon.(97-99.5) this could be an issue worth studying and a visit with basic lab could rule out the worrisome causes. I doubt major problems, but you doc should check to be sure. ...Read more
I'm worried about my health since i been having fever for the past 2 nights - only at night. I'm coughing but have no headache just fever. What could be the cause?
My daughter is coughing continuously during night time but does not have
fever or chills. What could be the causes?
What would cause fever during the day 99.6F - 100.1F, but goes away at night., as well as body aches? On going for 3 days.
Was getting nocturnal fevers at night for 4 nights up to 102 no other symptoms. Blood work showed elevated ALT at 74. Cause?
Too many covers:
Try reducing the covers you use while sleeping. You may also try using a fan to improve circulation of air.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What would cause occasional night sweats (few times a year) without fever in otherwise very healthy person?
Hello docs, my wife is 7weeks pregnant and for the past 3weeks she has fever and feels generally ill only at night. What could be the cause?
7 wks with fever: She definitely needs to call her OB and let her know that this has been ongoing. 1-2 days of a fever is not concerning but 3 weeks of a fever needs to be evaluated and the pregnancy needs to evaluated as being viable. Please call your doctor tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 20m old had fever of 101.3 for 1 night last week, no other symptoms. Since then her appetite has declined and she is very restless @night. Causes?
Very restless @night: Have u baby seen by his physician and seek advise from him. ...Read more
Drenching night sweats nightly for more than a week. No fever. Should i be concerned? Potential causes?
I am suffering from coryza from about 25 days ago at night with no fever. Is it dangerous and what are the possible causes
My 2 year old girl started running a fever of 101 last night. Woke up around 4am with 103 temp. Woke up around 8 and its gone. What could cause this?
Lots of possibilits: There are a variety of viral illnesses that go through both quiet fever free phases and fever generating phases. Most will go through cycles of fever on & off for several days before self healing.I would expect more. As long as the kid is taking fluids well and playing some you can probably monitor the situation at home. If refusing fluids or fussy all the time i would have her looked at. ...Read more
Can seasonal allergies cause a very low grade fever? 99.0 at night? Is this something to be concerned about?
Body temperature: Everyone's baseline temperature varies. 98.6 f is the average temperature for most people. 99.0 f is normal for some people. There is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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