When should I be concerned about night sweats?
It’s a good idea to see your healthcare provider if you have night sweats and feel fatigued or generally unwell for more than 2 weeks.
It’s particularly recommended to see a doctor if you have a fever that doesn’t go away and you’ve recently lost weight without trying, as these can be early signs of cancer.
What are night sweats a sign of?
Night sweats, or excessive sweating during sleep, are a common symptom in women and men. Many medical conditions and diseases can cause them. Examples include women in perimenopause or menopause; medications, hormone problems (Low-T), low blood sugar, and neurological problems.
What cancers cause night sweats?
Leukemia and lymphoma are among the cancers associated with night sweats. Those associated with leukemia usually occur in conjunction with symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, or excessive bruising. Leukemia-related sweats may also result from daytime fevers.
What is the most common cause of night sweats?
Some of these conditions include: Infection: Tuberculosis (TB) is the infection most traditionally associated with night sweats. More common causes include HIV, influenza, and other febrile illnesses. Hormone (endocrine) imbalances: These can occur with menopause, diabetes, thyroid disease, puberty, and pregnancy.