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Do lymphoma patients complain of night sweats?

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Dr. Indranil Ghosh

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Cancer
Question: Hi i am 38 years old male , healty , i take as regualry favoxil 125mg to my anexity and 25mg of risperdal.
in the last two week few times but not every time i woke up at night little moist in shirt and legs, but no need to change my cloths.
its specially when i woke up from deep sleep or deep dream. i read in google and saw that noght sweats are sign of lymphoma and i very scare.
i dont have any lump in my body or fever, just moist very little not too much.
i am one and half month in Diet to loose some weight i stopped eating junk or sweet and untill now lost 1.5 kg so my weight loosing is intenional.
my doctor didnt see any reason to send ne for any tests.
i am very afraid does sweating mean i am sick in lymphoma?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No, I don't think this is lymphoma.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

However, I don't think that these symptoms are worrisome for lymphoma. The weight loss is mild and intentional. The night sweats are also not suggestive of lymphoma as these are not drenching night sweats. I also note that you have been to a doctor who must have excluded enlarged lymph nodes or organs.

Hence I don't see any need for immediate referral to oncologist or hematologist.

Hope this helps.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 2 hours later
Dear doctor , after i wrote i made loose stool i dont know if it from virus or something else, my heart is very fast beating and i had dizzines.
i am afraid i will loose weight if it virus or dierriea and then it will be coneected to lymphoma.
if i told you i didnt went to a doctor you also think like that?
i am afraid that you heard i have beeninmy family doctor so you count of this with no offence.
maybe she missed something i am very very worried and anoxius
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This diarrhea is probably unrelated.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

One or two episodes of diarrhea will not cause significant weight loss, like 10%, as in lymphoma. So this diarrhea won't be linked to lymphoma.

Even without you seeing a family physician, I would not think of lymphoma as a major diagnosis but would have recommended a visit to the physician for a general check up.

Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 25 minutes later
in how long loosing 10% precent is not good?
why to do general check if you said every think ok?
from the morning i didnt did any loose stool may it can be from major stress?

sorry for lot of question i suufer from anexity from ilness
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
10% weight loss in 6 months is significant.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I feel everything is OK from the symptoms but without examining you. That is a big shortcoming, hence the recommendation to get a general checkup to exclude enlarged lymph nodes or organs.

Anxiety can cause diarrhea too, so you really need to cut down on it.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 4 hours later
I just checked tempurture i have 37.2 another sign of lymphoma?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This is normal temperature.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

This is normal temperature and not at all a sign of lymphoma.


Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 13 hours later
Hi still very stressed , i have watch the measures bpm yesterday includeing night my heart rate was between 122-151.
at night i little sweat not drenching but little..,can it be from the stress.
beacuse yesterday i didnt ate very well beacuse of the morning dieriea i lost about 1 kg i am afraid that this will lead me to lymphoma symptom weight lost.

I am really depressed i dont what to do any more and i appricaite you help.
i walking like i already have some cancer , i cant be with my family , i don't know what to do more.

Sorry doctor i didnt understand your answer.
what about the lost weight i mentioned as sign of lymphoma see my early message.

i am moving around like those my last days due to lymphoma.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Stress explains all of your symptoms.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

You should see any professional regarding the stress and manage it at the earliest, which includes medicines and other behavioral techniques. Then only the symptoms will subside.

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Brief Answer:
This much weight loss can be because of diarrhea.

Detailed Answer:

If you lose 1 liter fluid because of diarrhea, and not replenish it by fluids, then you lose 1 kg weight overnight. This is not the case in lymphoma where overnight weight loss is not possible. It is a slow process. Hence I am not considering lymphoma.

Stress causes increase in heart rate, diarrhea, little drenching, all your symptoms and you sound terribly stressed.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 2 days later
Just follow up i did some blood test incloud LDH test
every thing was normal
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
That's great.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

So it only confirms our initial thought process. That's really good.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 4 days later
Dear Doctors , this week i am fine , i have still one question , as i told you my doctor has beacuse i asked complete blood test , all answers were ok , she also did LDH test it was in normal range. and one more test and the only one who came above normal range : CRP test the range was 0.0-0.5mg/dl i got 2.3mg/dl .. i read that it can be sign of infection or tumer , but i feel ok now i am too worrie again.
my doctor said that it still ok and no need to worrie beacuse its just bit over the normal .

what do you think? i am little worrie
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, not to worry.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The CRP is only borderline high and it can be explained by diarrhea you had.

This is in no way suggestive of a serious infection, let alone tumor.

Regards.

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Brief Answer:
Yes, I meant not tumor.

Detailed Answer:

Sorry, if I was not clear enough. I meant it is not a tumor.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 11 minutes later
what do you mean by “ let alone tumor” didnt understood ?
you mean not tumor?
thanks

Hi doctor

What considers high in tumor crp level in mg/dl?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
CRP not a good tumor marker.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

We never use CRP as a tumor marker. It's not specific at all. If it is raised beyond 20 mg/dl, without any infection, it might raise suspicion for tumor.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 33 minutes later
so iam vey far as i see
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, very far.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

That's what I have been saying from the beginning. You really need to stop worrying.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 18 days later
Dear doctor, month has passed but i am still terrified and scared of lymphoma and cancer, as you remember all blood teat include LDH was normal beside crp that was 2.2mg/dl instead of 0.5mg/dl that you and personal doctor said it can coused by cold i had and that is not sign of cancer.
I am eating good , more then i need in order to show my seldf that i gain weight and i keep gain 1 kg and then day after i loose 0.5 kg , my weight is between 91.5-90.5 kg its like this almost month.
i very worried about cancer!!
my heart beat is always near 80-90bpm , i go to toilete and have belly cramp from anexity , i really dont know what to do anymore .
could you please on your answer , answer on all aspects.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Cut down on anxiety.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for following up.

It seems to me that you are doing quite well. Your weight is stable, your heart rate is normal and reports are normal. Belly cramps can be because of anxiety.

Only thing is this anxiety which is troubling you. I sincerely feel that you should let go of this fear. That will help in you many ways.

Maybe some low dose anxiolytics can help.

Hope this helps.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 15 minutes later
Hi
do you really think weight is stable , while it goes yp and down in 1.5kg diffrence?
also if something was wrong until now i have been loosing more weight?

why i am still moist at night while i woke up in the night, its not drenching but its moist after wake up from dream?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is stable.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Some day to day variation is expected, this much is acceptable and hence weight is very much stable.

Being moist at the time of waking is also not qualifying as drenching night sweats. It will not need any further evaluation in my opinion.

Take care.

Dr. Indranil Ghosh, Oncologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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