Your doctor will ask questions about your sweating and your health history. You may be asked:
How often you have night sweats and how long they last.
If you are taking a new medicine.
If you have other symptoms, such as fever, pain, or unplanned weight loss.
You also will have a complete physical exam. You may have tests, depending on the results of your exam. For example, you might have blood tests or an X-ray to help find the cause of your sweating.
When should you call your doctor for night sweats?
Having night sweats a few times is usually nothing to worry about. But talk to your doctor if you often have night sweats or you have other symptoms along with them. These might include fever, chills, pain, or unplanned weight loss.
You might want to keep a notebook to write down how long the sweating lasts and any other symptoms you have. This may help your doctor find the cause of your sweating.
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine