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Is night sweat a symptom of leukemia?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: I am a 76 year old female. I have night sweats and have to change my nightclothes around 2:30 AM , everynight. have had a lot of blood test but is this a sign of Leukemia??
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not a sign of leukemia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for post.
I have read your query and understand your concern.

Night sweats are NOT the sign of leukemia especially when your blood works came normal.So I will NOT think about the very rare possibility of leukemia here.

The reason could be something else like thyroid issue or diabetes or any other hormonal problems should be ruled out.

Also,let me know

Do you have any history of disease or are you taking any medications especially NSAIDs?

Since how many days you are having night sweats?

Is there any other symptoms associated with it?

Regards,

Dr.Sandip kabra


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Is night sweat a symptom of leukemia?

Brief Answer: Not a sign of leukemia. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. Thank you for post. I have read your query and understand your concern. Night sweats are NOT the sign of leukemia especially when your blood works came normal.So I will NOT think about the very rare possibility of leukemia here. The reason could be something else like thyroid issue or diabetes or any other hormonal problems should be ruled out. Also,let me know Do you have any history of disease or are you taking any medications especially NSAIDs? Since how many days you are having night sweats? Is there any other symptoms associated with it? Regards, Dr.Sandip kabra