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My partner has Night sweats. He soaks the bed n it smells sour i cant handle it how can we stop it?

My partner has Night sweats. He soaks the bed n it smells sour i cant handle it how can we stop it?

Not uncommon: Serious causes of night sweats can be ruled out with a thorough history, physical examination, tests and imaging studies. See your PCP for consultation. ...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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How long does night sweats and hot flashes last? I'm in menopause

Night sweats.: Too long! Please make an appointment to see your gynecologist as soon as you can. You will be well looked after. Gynecologists know what neds to be done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have hot flash and night sweats and insomnia?

What does it mean when you have hot flash and night sweats and insomnia?

Estrogen deficiency: The symptoms suggest estrogen deficiency perhaps due to early menopause. This can occur even with monthly periods. Hormone levels can be checked if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Could body odor and night sweats be side effects from taking anti-depressants?

Could body odor and night sweats be side effects from taking anti-depressants?

Yes: Night sweats can be a side effect of antidepressants commonly referred to as SNRIs such as Effexor, Pristiq or Cymbalta. However, other antidepressants can also cause this. If you are having this side effect, please tell your doctor so that you can find a solution or another medication which may work better for you. ...Read more

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Hiv antibody test at 6 weeks post possible exposure. How accurate? Symptoms strated after one day of exposure with night sweats.

Hiv antibody test at 6 weeks post possible    exposure.  How accurate? Symptoms strated after one day of exposure with night sweats.

Accurate but....: Your symptoms would not start one day after a possible exposure so your symptoms would not be from HIV. If you had a negative test at 6 weeks then that is good but you need another one at 3-6 months to make sure. If it is negative then you do not have HIV. ...Read more

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Im bleeding brown blood but very light like i dont even need a pad what is going on i have hot flashes and night sweats and cramps?

Im bleeding brown blood but very light like i dont even need a pad what is going on i have hot flashes and night sweats and cramps?

See doctor: Your symptoms need evaluation to rule out early ovarian failure. Your description fits menopausal symptoms. It would be prudent to see your gynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hiv symptoms, such as night sweats and mild fever appear after one day post possible exposure? and when antibody tests can detect it?

Can hiv symptoms, such as night sweats and mild fever appear after one day post possible exposure? and when antibody tests can detect it?

See below: It is very unlikely HIV would cause symptoms the day after exposure. Antibody test may be positive as soon as 3 weeks after exposure, but a negative result does not rule infection as it may rarely take a year for antibody test to be positive, HIV nucleic acid test, if negative at 4 months after exposure would essentially rule out HIV. ...Read more

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Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Bronchitis: Possible sign of bronchitis, but if coughing up blood frequently then you need an evaluation ASAP. You might need a chest x-ray and have someone listen to your chest. ...Read more

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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


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