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I am 76 year old female I am having nights sweats over my

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I am 76 year old female I am having nights sweats over my entire body the mattress and pillow are drenched in the morning. I have been suffering from pains all over my body only when touched have had many tests and seen a neurologist, rheumatologist, and internist they are not certain but feel it may be fibromyalgia
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 11 months ago.

Drenching night sweats often indicate an infectious process. You should have a TB test and possibly an X-ray as well. Consider a CBC (blood count) with peripheral smear, as well, to rule out a problem in the blood. If inconclusive, ask for a referral to an infectious disease specialist, especially if you are having fevers or have traveled outside the US in the past 6 months or so.

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