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Ive been experiencing leg sweats at night time. I wake up

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I've been experiencing leg sweats at night time. I wake up and they are really wet with sweat. What could this mean?? It's been happening for about 2 weeks.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Doctor Ellis replied 6 years ago.

The sweating is just in your legs?

any fevers?

weight loss?

what other medical problems do you have?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
None of those things. I don't have any other medical issues. I'm 44 and I recently gave up afternoon caffeine and I thought that I was just sleeping really heavily, but it's happened for about 2 weeks at night now.
Expert:  Doctor Ellis replied 6 years ago.

If you are otherwise healthy then it is most likely nothing to worry about.

To be safe I would see your doc and have them run these tests:

TSH (thyroid studies)

CMP - complete metabolic profile

CBC - blood count.


These are basic screening tests and would point to something more serious if it is there.


I hope this helps.

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