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    What causes excessive sweating at night?

Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I sweat heavily at night even at comfortable to cool room temp.
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 36 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Please let me know if you have any known health issues like diabetes which can produce profuse sweating when the sugar goes down or if you are on any medication as some of these are known to produce night sweats.
Some hidden infections and malignancies can also produce night sweats.
These may be investigated for. If you have the results of the recent tests, please upload them to see if there are any pointers in them.
Last but not the least there is a condition called Idiopathic hyperhidrosis for which no cause can be identified and it is a benign condition.
Take care.

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