Night Sweats

Night sweats or excess sweating at night while sleeping is a common symptom and can result from various health conditions. The common causes in women include menopause, perimenopause, and hormonal therapy. And the general causes include hypotension, neurological problems, infections, and cancer.

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What can be the reason for the fluctuation of absolute neutrophil count in my 2-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor,My 2-year-old daughter is having fluctuations in her absolute neutrophil count. She does not have any signs of infection or fever. What can be the reason for these fluctuations? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the report of your child (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Everything is normal in her report. Actually, in infants and young children, the immunity is antibody-mediated (humoral immunity). It is because of repeated vaccin...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for breathlessness while sleeping.

Query: Hello doctor,My nephew 16 years old is getting breathlessness for 10 to 15 seconds while sleeping for the last 20 days. Our doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics and it is finished. The problem is still the same. Our house is located just beside a busy and dusty road. Please help and give your v...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most likely your nephew has sleep terror disorder in which he experiences attacks of racing heart eats, rapid breathing, and may be sweating. It is important that he has no memory of it and he is difficult to be a...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for burning sensation in legs with sweating all over the body?

Query: Hello doctor, While sleeping at night I having burning sensation on legs and sweating all over the body and having numbness all over the shoulder and head ache. It lasts for 5 to 10 minutes. I have a feeling of pain while passing urine. I am 48 years old and I have removed my uterus eight year...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through the description you mentioned. There are multiple issues I will tackle one at a time. I would like to know if your ovaries were preserved when you underwent hysterectomy eight years back, and if yes, probably the symptoms of sweating all over for...  Read Full »

What does neutropenia mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my blood test and the results came back that I had mild neutropenia. It has got me a little concerned since this has been present on my last two blood tests with the lymphocyte count being significantly higher, but still within the normal upper limits. I have had no in...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Neutropenia is reduced neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophil is one of the five types of white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. Normally, when the instrument counts the WBC, it counts 500 cells and divides the type of cells. If...  Read Full »

After a brain tumor removal, I still have some persistent symptoms. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a hemangioblastoma tumor removed from the back right cerebellum last year. The operation was successful and the tumor was 100 % removed. Before my surgery, I felt some twitching, night sweats, and headaches. I no longer have headaches, but I am having some night sweats and my twi...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These symptoms may not be related to the lesion in your brain. Have you got your blood sugars checked? Have you been eating well? Consult a physician to get liver renal functions done. For more information consult a neurologist online -->  Read Full »

Are night sweats and chills symptoms of PMS?

Query: Hello doctor, My period typically lasts for 6-7 days and comes on time according to my period calculation for the past two years. It starts out with two to three days of somewhat heavy period then the rest of it is light spotting with no pain throughout the entire period. Maybe the first day might h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chills and night sweats are actually unusual symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). They have been seen in some women who experience a sudden Progesterone withdrawal as compared to a gradual one, leading to heavier first two days of menses possibly with clots. ...  Read Full »

Two moles on leg that are non-itchy and non-painful with night sweats. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two moles on my left leg. I am kind of not feeling well. I feel hot and have night sweats.  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Are they sudden in onset? 2. Any recent change in the color or increase in size? 3. Are they itchy and painful?   Read Full »

Why do I wake up drenched in sweat in the middle of the night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old with no heart problems, not taking any medications, no known inflammation, no abnormal body temperature, no allergies ever.  Overnight, I only sleep 3 and a half hours maximum, and when I wake up my t-shirt is all wet like I was running a marathon. My eyes are red...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Increased sweating without any predisposing factors such as cardiac problems or any medication-overuse, but associated with eyed issues, can be a sign of increased thyroid gland activity known as hyperthyroidism. Associated symptoms include increased appetite, loss ...  Read Full »

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