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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: Molly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I have been experiencing night sweats quite often recently. I wake up absolutely soaked. My body, pajamas, the sheets, and bed are soaked. Due to a hysterectomy at the age of forty, I went through menopause in my early forties so I know this is not the cause. I like a cool bedroom so that is not the issue.

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Comment from: CancerTodd, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

Night sweats were the first real sign I had that I had cancer. Stage 4 B and T cell lymphoma as well as a rare blood disease called HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis). Twenty six Rounds of chemotherapy and free at last! Night sweats saved my life.

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