Sweating alot after surgery

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Sweating alot after surgery

by Frandrick on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hello -

 My husband had the tumor on his colon removed last week.  Since he's gotten really good results from his chemo, they were able to do the surgery by laparoscopic, but still had about 4 inches of cut.  Everything went well.  But 2 days after his surgery, he's been sweating whenever he falls deeply asleep.  He sweats like someone had poured water on him.  I wanted to know if anyone has experience this.  While he's awake he does not sweat.  The doctor took a scan on his lung just to check and he said it looked fine.  The doctor thinks that it might be from the general anesthesia, but it's been more than a week now after his surgery and he's still sweating.

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by Mindybobo on Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:00 AM

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Is he on any pain killers because they can make you sweat.  My dad sweat while on painkillers and when I was on percercets for an abscess tooth I got sweats from those when I was sleeping.  Mindy

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by No5fu4me on Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:00 AM

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My husband is two weeks post surgery and is suffering from night sweats also.  He isn't taking pain meds so I don't know what the possible cause could be, maybe anesthesia side effect?  A friend suggested it could be a low testosterone level.  I'm interest in hearing of others who have experienced this, too.

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by Oceanview on Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:00 AM

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My husband has stage IIIB NSCLC and he also sweats like someone poured water over him day and night - more at night and usually around his upper body.  I mentioned this to the doctor several times but he does not seem to take it seriously and not willing to do anything to treat the symptom.  But now my husbnad is extremely tired and weak because he cannot get a good night sleep as he needs to wake up several times a night to change the sheets and clothes. Anyone has any remedy tips?  Help!!

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by hopeful1 on Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:00 AM

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My husband had night sweats after his surgery because the tumour had spread to his liver.

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by Cactus333 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 08:37 PM

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I underwent radical prostectomy 2 weeks ago, and I have the same symptoms. I have drenching sweats at night (only at night, around 2 AM). I am not on any meds, not even tylenol. My suspicion is that sweating is due to autonomic (parasympathetic-sympathetic) activity which occurs during REM sleep. Since a lot of autonomic nerves are damaged during this surgery, I'm guessing it has to do with the imbalance in the autonomic activity in sleep, or perhaps is something to do with healing. It is not hormonal in my case. I asked my doctor and he says it is not infrequent (can happen after other major abdominal surgeries as well) and spontaneously resolves in a couple of months.

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