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54 Male, good health. Woke up sweating in night; passed in

about an hour. Didn't prevent...
54 Male, good health. Woke up sweating in night; passed in about an hour. Didn't prevent sleep. What could cause this?
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DrRussMD
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Hello from ja
Angina is one possibility
You need an EKG
Thyroid imbalance.
Night sweats can also be from hidden infection or hidden malignancy.
I suggest you get to your doctors office, or the ER, now.
Let me know if you have further questions.
Please do not forget a positive rating.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Seems a little dramatic. One time event. Warm evening, passed by itself.

Customer reply replied 4 years ago

no fever. Do you still think I should rush to the doctor? Woke up fine, did light calisthenics, just about to eat normal breakfast

It is up to you.
It is not dramatic if:
IT is new
You are male
You are age 40 or over
needs EKG
even more so if
You have not had an EKG in the last year
you are overweight
You have high cholesterol
Any heart disease in the family
Diabetes
High blood pressure.
Any new event like this warrants a look.
We err on the side of safety.
Please don't forget a positive rating.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

are you saying it is NOT dramatic if

over 40, male, new? Seems counterintuitive. Would be "normal" if over 40, male, new?

Thank you!

No
I am saying it IS dramatic
These are all risk factors, over 40, male, overweight, etc.
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