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By June 16, 2011 - 3:04pm
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I have had an issue with sweating for a few years now. I mean profuse sweat pouring from head in any kind of warmth, even with the least amount of movement/activity. Lately, that sweating is including my underarms too. I am not accustomed to actually sweating. I did have a total hysterectomy 23 years ago at the age of 35. I was put on Premarin at that time and stayed on it, until I just stopped using it 6 months ago. This sweating from my head started about 5 years ago and was limited to just after a shower, even a cold shower. It has progressed now to the point that unless sitting still in too much A/C I am sweating. Just recently I have found myself sweating from my underarms also. Is this Menopause related? I've heard of night sweats, but haven't experienced those. I have experienced the hot flashes, even when on Premarin. Any ideas?

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Thanks Maryann, I'll look into that, and bring this up with my doctor. I'm due for a visit in a month or so anyway.

June 16, 2011 - 7:57pm

Hi Lynda,
Have you told your doctor about the excessive sweating? I am not attempting to diagnosis the cause of your problem, since I am not a physician and only have the information that you provided.
When you next speak with your healthcare provider, ask about hyperhidrosis as a possible. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.Those with hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands.Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families. Diagnostic testing includes a starch-iodine test and a special paper test.
If indeed this is what you have, there are treatments available.

June 16, 2011 - 5:31pm
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