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Night Sweat Clarification Pleez
Jul 24, 2014

Dear Dr. Young, As you well know, the medical definition of night sweats is profuse and drenching. However mine have never been anything near that. I have them now and then and I'm not sure I'd even soak a paper towel. Sometimes I awake with what I'd call just a hot flash and I'm not even a female, lol. So my question is what I'm experiencing NOT considered a night sweat? I've searched and searched for this example/answer without any conclusion.

Hope you might be able to shed some light. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Young


You answered your own question. If your sweats don't "even soak a paper towel", then they're not night sweats.

Either way, I'd suggest discussing your symptoms with your care provider. BY

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