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What are the causes of night sweats in women, men, and children?

There are many different causes of night sweats. To determine what is causing night sweats in a particular patient, a doctor must obtain a detailed medical history and order tests to decide if an underlying medical condition is responsible for the night sweats.

Although many people associate menopause with night sweats, this is only one cause of night sweats in women. Many other conditions can cause night sweats in men, women, or children.

The following are some of the known conditions that can cause night sweats.

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Comment from: VIRGINIA, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I am in good health but I get cold sweet. I have asked my doctor but he says nothing, it could be because I am depresses over the loss of my mother, I do not know. But I wake up all wet sometimes in the middle of the night, and my room is freezing cold.

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Comment from: Jerricho, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

My night sweats were due to leukemia. I had blamed them on getting a new foam mattress.

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