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What medical conditions can cause night sweats?

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Posted on Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Question: i am 50 years old; incarcerated in m.y.state correctional facility, XXXX
for the past week have been going to bed in evening; teeth chattering since i am so cold.
wake up mid night to go to bathroom; shirt is soaked from sweat.
last night; ate sandwich just before be; woke up as usual; had a grannola bar and went back to sleep.
work up without soaket clothing.

have been diagnosed at one time as pre-diabetic! 6'-0
weighing approximately 249 pounds. exercise in cell dails; haven't beem outside recently due to weather conditions.

am going to schedule appointment with medical; wondered if you had any ideas or tests to be taken.
thank you for your time

XXXXXXX XXXX

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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hypoglycemia

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I assume the blood sugar levels or blood pressure may be dropping low to cause such sweat in the middle of the night. This was confirmed by your other night where you had sandwich before you went to sleep and had granola in the middle of the night.

You should get HbA1c, Fasting Blood sugar and may be blood sugar level in the middle of the night to confirm what happened, but I understand that is not easy in a correctional facility.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (19 minutes later)
HAS CRAVING FOR ICE COLD WATER IN ADDITIONS TO SWEATS AND CHILSW
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It fits with low sugar levels

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
if you are thirsty and sweaty you tend to crave for ice cold water. It fits with low sugar levels.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Hypoglycemia Detailed Answer: Hi, I assume the blood sugar levels or blood pressure may be dropping low to cause such sweat in the middle of the night. This was confirmed by your other night where you had sandwich before you went to sleep and had granola in the middle of the night. You should get HbA1c, Fasting Blood sugar and may be blood sugar level in the middle of the night to confirm what happened, but I understand that is not easy in a correctional facility.