Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
151 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes excessive sweating post menopause?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ornela Ademovi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 737 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 in Women's Health
Question: Hello, I'm a 68 y/o female and I'm not sure when I went through menopause. For the past 18 months or so, I have had excessive sweating Even after my a.m. shower. It can start again if I do housework. My PCP says he doesn't know the cause and basically has blown it off. Could I have a hormone imbalance? A friend suggested I see a gyn specialist. What do you think?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please see below

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. This seems to be a case of secondary hyperhydrosis, I.e. excessive sweating due to an underlying disease.
First of all, you might want to change the cosmetic products you are using. Sometimes, lotions, creams or fragrances can clog the skin and cause excessive sweating.

I do not know how extensive your health evaluation was, however, an over active thyroid, diabetes, gout, obesity, heavy metal poisoning and/or a tumor can all be plausible causes.

I suggest you have your TSH, T3 and T4 level tested, and also your blood sugar levels. If these come back normal, I suggest you do a toxicology screening, followed by a complete physical examination.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions.
Wishing you good health and all the best.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Metal poisoning

doctor1 MD

I have a Stryker ABG-II Hip Replacement and was diagnosed with High Cobalt Levels. I m getting rashes behind my ears and in my scalp and just...

doctor1 MD

how can i stop the burning pain in my feet and the aches in my lower leg after a short walk.My simtoms started over a month ago when I was standing...

doctor1 MD

My son is 30 y.o. and is experiencing a feeling of being disconnected from his body, mild numbness of skin, reports mouth feeling tight, a feeling...

doctor1 MD

Great. Yes I have a friend that had a recall on her hip. They replaced it. Now she has heavy metal poisioning. She has like little be bees, small...

doctor1 MD

i have one plate and 10 screws in my left leg, was operated before 5 years for the fracture at upper end of the tibia, recently i feel weakness, my...