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Cause for night sweats, worried about having cancer again - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am 56 male with night sweats and periperal urinalyis was okay and blood test okay
User :   tell me about night sweats
User :   please
Doctor :   Please give your Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   male married about 6'1' and 210 pounds
User :   dont know weight
User :   circumfercen on waist
User :   circumference
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Since when do you have the current problem?
User :   i had kidney cancer 4 years ago they took off my right kidney
User :   i worried maybe now with night sweats i have kidney cancer again
User :   but no blood in urine
User :   i think i might have heart failure
User :   i wait to go to cardiology for ekg
User :   no abodiminal pain
Doctor :   Since when do you have the current problem? Do you have any associated problems along with it?
User :   itching off and on
User :   i feel fine
User :   i do have chronic lung disease
User :   but i breathe olay
User :   okay
User :   started a bout week ago
User :   the night sweats
User :   edema for about a year
Doctor :   Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor recently?
User :   had blood test last week
User :   and urinalysis
User :   no blood in urine
Doctor :   Any medicines?
User :   no meds but i took vikadin about 2 weeks ago
User :   for hernia operation
User :   no medicines now excpet water pills
User :   for the edema
Doctor :   Do you have history of Allergies/ Diabetes/ High Blood pressure/ Thyroid/ Heart disease/Asthma/ paralysis /Breathing problems.
User :   no
User :   none
Doctor :   OK
User :   could night sweasts be sign of new tumor
User :   just mild sweating
Doctor :   There are a lot of causes for night sweasts
User :   okay
Doctor :   Yes tumor is one of them
User :   evenif no blood in urine?
Doctor :   ok so you are basically worried that
User :   yes
User :   i am scared to go for scans
Doctor :   you might have things repeating right?
User :   just worried ..............i
User :   yes
Doctor :   Dont you have any other symptoms that will help me rule out or suspect
Doctor :   kidney tumor, other than the ones you mentioned?
User :   no
User :   i am fine
User :   burning urination on occasion
User :   but that comes and goes
Doctor :   Then there is no conclusive evidence to
Doctor :   say that these are symptoms of a kidney tumor
User :   okay
Doctor :   burning urination can cause night sweats
User :   i just not good at going to doctors
User :   really???
User :   how so
Doctor :   Urinary tract infection is what it indicattes
Doctor :   Do you get fevers now & then?
User :   had bacteria on two recent uringalysis
User :   last one no bacteria
User :   no i dont have fevers
User :   no fevers
User :   but i feel hot sometimes
Doctor :   Good, that means your bacteriae are
Doctor :   confined to your urinary tract
User :   okay
User :   and that could cause night sweats?
Doctor :   You are on pills for the edema
User :   yes water pills
Doctor :   what pills are they?
Doctor :   Name?
Doctor :   Or content?
User :   just a minute
User :   lasix
Doctor :   OK
User :   furosemide
Doctor :   when was it prescribed?
User :   about 3 weeks ago
Doctor :   After the kidney operation?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no just recently for edema
User :   kidney was 4 years ago
Doctor :   Kidney disease is also a cause Edema
Doctor :   thats why it is essential to
User :   but would that not show up on blood test?
User :   its said kidney function was normal
User :   last week
Doctor :   Thats good
User :   createn was normal
Doctor :   OK
User :   so could it be cancer again in kidney
User :   would that not show on blood test
Doctor :   Blood tests have little role in detecting a cancer
User :   i am so worroed
User :   worried
Doctor :   the creatin levels indicate how well the
Doctor :   kidney is functioning
User :   i dont want anthe timoro
User :   tumor
Doctor :   The only way to rule out kidney cancer
Doctor :   is first a scan & then conclusin=ve evience by a biopsy
User :   could worries about my healt be causing this night sweats
User :   worrying
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   you are only bringing about more harm
User :   u think uringary tract could be causing night sweats
Doctor :   you are actually increasing the risk of getting a cancer by worrying too much
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Thats more probable
User :   okay
Doctor :   you are actually increasing the risk of getting a cancer by worrying too much, as tension reduces ones immunity- be it cancer or infection
User :   okay
User :   i been good foregetting about everything
User :   just recently starting worrying
User :   i just want to get on with my life
Doctor :   Yes, positive thinking & belief in yourself
Doctor :   has brought about good outcome in the worst of situations
User :   okay
User :   so maybe 20% chance i have tumor?
User :   doctor i talked to said i probably dont have cancer in bladder or kidney
User :   based on test
User :   tests
User :   is night sweat early or late symptom of tumor
Doctor :   Yes that depends on what parameters have been looked for & measured in the Blood & urine
Doctor :   There is no point in knowing that, it can be either or never at all
User :   okay
User :   thank u
Doctor :   Relax, let the docs
Doctor :   do their work
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