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What could be the source of excessive sweating day and night?

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What could be the source of excessive sweating day and night about every thirty minutes to an hour? He has had this condition for at least a year now. In Feburary 2013 our medical doctor suggested we discontinue use of Testostone because he didn't need it at his age. But he had have the Testosterone for over ten years and she didn't suggest weaning him off of it or doing a test to see what level he had. He has had a heart attack and has stents that were checked in 2012 after thirteen yeas in. Everything was good. He had surgery in 2012 for a preferated divituli. It was adhered to the abdominal wall and had to be scraped out. While under anthesia for this procedure his left lung collapsed. A month later he was in so much pain it was discovered there was an absess in the colon but not at the original surgical site. A drain was used and after some time removed and healed.
Posted Thu, 26 Dec 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 5 hours later
Brief Answer: Sweating Detailed Answer: There can be dozens of causes for sweating. From an endocrine standpoint the following blood tests will aid the process of ruling potential hormonal causes of sweating: TSH Free T4 Total testosterone (between 7-9 am) CBC CMP SHBG IGF1 Plasma fractionated metanephrines Essentially, the above tests look for over active thyroid, low male hormone levels, acromegaly and pheochromocytoma If these are within normal limits then it would be necessary to see an Internist to get a thorough evaluation and possibly a referral to a neurologist to see if there is 'autonomic dysfunction' ie a disturbance of the autonomic nervous system that can cause sweating problems
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