When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Schedule a doctor's visit if night sweats:

  • Occur on a regular basis
  • Interrupt your sleep
  • Are accompanied by a fever, weight loss, localized pain, cough, diarrhea, or other symptoms of concern
  • Come on after your menopause symptoms have been absent for months to years

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Feb. 22, 2020

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