Night sweats for the past 9 months, what could be the cause?
Patient : Recently I have been having excessive night sweats, to the point where my clothes and the blankets are soaked. This has been happening for the past 9 nights now. I've never had this type of problem before. Im 24 year old female in relatively good health. I have also been feeling sick- bad fever, freezing cold,diarreha, and coughing and a strange cramp like pain which started out in my lower right back, moved to my stomach, and now returned to my back. The Pain was severe for a couple of days, but has started to let up a little. I still continue to have the night sweats and the diarrea and coughing. What could be wrong with me?
It is common to experience night sweats from time to time. However, persistent night sweat sweats may reflect a more serious underlying pathology. Since you've been experiencing symptoms of cough, backache, fever and diarrhea, I would suggest that you see your doctor for a through evaluation. It is important to rule out and underlying disease such as infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis), lymphoma, leukemia, weakened immune system and hyperthyroidism.
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