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    What causes night sweats around neck and scalp after child birth?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Since the birth of my 2nd child almost 2yrs ago ive bn havn night sweats on the back of my neck & scalp area but no where else what do u think the cause is
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
is it associated with any other symptom?

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Welcome to HCM,

I would like to know a few things from you before trying to make a diagnosis.

Was the delivery uneventful?
Did you have excessive bleeding post delivery?
Were you able to Breast feed and for how long?
Any other signs like absence of periods?
Weight loss or gain?

The main thing to rule out is post delivery bleeding causing premature ovarian failure.

But before any treatment, it is necessary to ascertain the cause.

If very troublesome please go for FSH, TSH, and Prolactin levels study

Avoid alcohol tobacco and drugs(if you take at all)

Hope this helps.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Zenab Tambawala 2 days later
i had a c-section yes i had excessive bleeding & blod clots afyer givn birth but my baby is 19mths
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
get FSH levels done.

Detailed Answer:
Sometimes excessive bleeding after birth can affect hormones and cause a decrease in them leading to night sweats, absence of periods, excessive fatigue, hair loss.

You should get FSH levels done to check if your ovarian function is fine.

Hope this helps.
Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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