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My son had the hemifontan/glenn may 4 and his nighttime sweating has doubled since then. Is this a sign of something or nothing to worry about?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If he is otherwise fine, then it may be nothing to worry about.
The good news is that children are much more stable after their glenn compared to stage 1. However, i would definitely discuss this with his cardiologist. There may be other issues, especially if he has other problems, difficulty eating etc.

In brief: Depends

If he is otherwise fine, then it may be nothing to worry about.
The good news is that children are much more stable after their glenn compared to stage 1. However, i would definitely discuss this with his cardiologist. There may be other issues, especially if he has other problems, difficulty eating etc.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

In patients requiring significant surgeries such as the glenn/hemi-fontan, and later the fontan, any change in symptoms should be brought to your cardiologist's attention.
T is better to ask and be reassured than not ask and regret it.

In brief: Perhaps

In patients requiring significant surgeries such as the glenn/hemi-fontan, and later the fontan, any change in symptoms should be brought to your cardiologist's attention.
T is better to ask and be reassured than not ask and regret it.
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: HEART PROBLEM

Diaphoresis or increased sweating is common to this congenital anomaly due to heart failure.
However the survival rate of this kind of surgical repair is high. Please ask your surgeon for more explanation. Good luck!

In brief: HEART PROBLEM

Diaphoresis or increased sweating is common to this congenital anomaly due to heart failure.
However the survival rate of this kind of surgical repair is high. Please ask your surgeon for more explanation. Good luck!
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Check with your surgeon.
Infection can cause sweating and needs to be excluded. However, this may simply be an adjustment to a major surgery and change in circulation.

In brief: Possibly

Check with your surgeon.
Infection can cause sweating and needs to be excluded. However, this may simply be an adjustment to a major surgery and change in circulation.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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