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What is the difference between a fever, a hot flash, and a night sweat?
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Dr. Peter Horvath
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Fever is illness
Fever typically means that your body is fighting an infection and is "heating up" to help your normal cells in the process.
A night sweat is just a nocturnal occurrence of a a hot flush. This happens in women starting to undergo the menopausal transition. As estrogen levels fall/fluctuate with declining ovarian function, the brain centers that control body temperature go a bit haywire...

In brief: Fever is illness
Fever typically means that your body is fighting an infection and is "heating up" to help your normal cells in the process.
A night sweat is just a nocturnal occurrence of a a hot flush. This happens in women starting to undergo the menopausal transition. As estrogen levels fall/fluctuate with declining ovarian function, the brain centers that control body temperature go a bit haywire...
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