Male dealing with Constant Hot Flashes resulting in Sweating

Posted by dschmidt91 @dschmidt91, Nov 12, 2021

Hi All –
First post here. I am a 37 yr old male that has been experiencing the same symptoms for over 6 years now. I still do not even have a diagnosis and it is very frustrating as my condition has had a material impact on my day-to-day life.

More times than not during the day (everyday), I have a burning/tingling sensation throughout my body but mostly in my core. The heat than causes my body to sweat. Mostly in my core and underarms. I could be naked in the middle of a winter storm, and while I would be freezing on the outside, on the inside I would still feel like I am on fire. The feeling starts around 30 seconds to 1 minute after waking up while still lying in bed. It tends to get better very late in the evening but never really gone.
When I go through an actual stressful situation where it would be normal to get that clammy sweaty feeling, than it'll pretty much look like I just took a shower. It’s almost like my body was already primed with something in it, and then here comes the real adrenaline rush that just crushes me.

I have gone through several endocrine and immunology tests with really none of my test levels out of what is considered a normal range. The one test that consistently comes back very high (usually double the normal range but one time 5x the normal range), is Complement C4A, which seems to be an inflammation marker. Based on my googling, it is most connected with Lyme disease and Mold Toxicity. I have had tests done for both of those which were negative.

Anyone have any ideas what this could be and what I am missing here.

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@dschmidt91, it sounds like you're already good at searching the internet for answers. But just in case others would like some reference points, here are 2 relevant articles about hot flashes in men and the complement C4A test.
– Hot Flashes in Men https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-health/hot-flashes-men
– Complement Component 4 Test https://www.healthline.com/health/complement-component

Women in perimenopause know the symptoms that you describe all too well. But I can imagine besides the discomfort, you are concerned what these heat flashes could be indicating about your health as a young man. You said that you've had several endocrine and immunology tests. I assume that testosterone levels were checked and are normal? Have there been any accompanying symptoms? Any life changes?

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@colleenyoung

@dschmidt91, it sounds like you're already good at searching the internet for answers. But just in case others would like some reference points, here are 2 relevant articles about hot flashes in men and the complement C4A test.
– Hot Flashes in Men https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-health/hot-flashes-men
– Complement Component 4 Test https://www.healthline.com/health/complement-component

Women in perimenopause know the symptoms that you describe all too well. But I can imagine besides the discomfort, you are concerned what these heat flashes could be indicating about your health as a young man. You said that you've had several endocrine and immunology tests. I assume that testosterone levels were checked and are normal? Have there been any accompanying symptoms? Any life changes?

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Hi Colleen and thank you for the response.

My testosterone levels in my blood have come back fine and in middle of the range. My FSH has come back at the very low end of the range (1.6 on a range of 1.5 to 12.4). I got some special tests ordered by a natureopath which western medicine is quick to dismiss which suggests my testosterone is low for my age based on a Urine test. The test is known as the Dutch Test.

I feel pretty worn down often but not sure that is connected. I do get plenty of sleep.

As for life changes, maybe 6 months prior, I moved to the suburbs from the city with my girlfriend (now my wife). Though that was stressful, I have experienced way more stress than that in my life.

Mayo Clinic has unfortunately rejected me but I feel like I need a team of doctors to hear me out and put there minds together.

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@dschmidt91

Hi Colleen and thank you for the response.

My testosterone levels in my blood have come back fine and in middle of the range. My FSH has come back at the very low end of the range (1.6 on a range of 1.5 to 12.4). I got some special tests ordered by a natureopath which western medicine is quick to dismiss which suggests my testosterone is low for my age based on a Urine test. The test is known as the Dutch Test.

I feel pretty worn down often but not sure that is connected. I do get plenty of sleep.

As for life changes, maybe 6 months prior, I moved to the suburbs from the city with my girlfriend (now my wife). Though that was stressful, I have experienced way more stress than that in my life.

Mayo Clinic has unfortunately rejected me but I feel like I need a team of doctors to hear me out and put there minds together.

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Male Menopause ?

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@dschmidt91

Hi Colleen and thank you for the response.

My testosterone levels in my blood have come back fine and in middle of the range. My FSH has come back at the very low end of the range (1.6 on a range of 1.5 to 12.4). I got some special tests ordered by a natureopath which western medicine is quick to dismiss which suggests my testosterone is low for my age based on a Urine test. The test is known as the Dutch Test.

I feel pretty worn down often but not sure that is connected. I do get plenty of sleep.

As for life changes, maybe 6 months prior, I moved to the suburbs from the city with my girlfriend (now my wife). Though that was stressful, I have experienced way more stress than that in my life.

Mayo Clinic has unfortunately rejected me but I feel like I need a team of doctors to hear me out and put there minds together.

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@dschmidt91 menopause it’s hot flashes and serious sweating can be annoying and frightening. You say you would like a team of doctors to listen to you and try to put things together. Are you being seen at your local hospital? Have you considered looking for a university teaching hospital or a regional medical center? Doctors at the larger hospitals can be more researched based and deal with more complex problems. Check the computer for a university in your state and/or google “medical centers of excellence.” You want one that deals in men’s health. Try this and see what you find. Will you get back to me and let me know what you learn?

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Thanks Becky. Just have a hard time thinking is male menopause at this point as my blood tests for testosterone are all pretty good. Its the urine test that says otherwise.

I live in Long Island about 20 miles from NYC. Thanks for the tip on centers of excellence, but it looks like the two in the NY area are dedicated hospitals. NYU Sloan Kettering Cancer Center which is obviously for Cancer. And Hospital for Special Surgery which for Orthepedic Surgury.

I am thinking about going with Columbia University Irving Medical Center which is a top rated hospital.

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@colleenyoung

@dschmidt91, it sounds like you're already good at searching the internet for answers. But just in case others would like some reference points, here are 2 relevant articles about hot flashes in men and the complement C4A test.
– Hot Flashes in Men https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-health/hot-flashes-men
– Complement Component 4 Test https://www.healthline.com/health/complement-component

Women in perimenopause know the symptoms that you describe all too well. But I can imagine besides the discomfort, you are concerned what these heat flashes could be indicating about your health as a young man. You said that you've had several endocrine and immunology tests. I assume that testosterone levels were checked and are normal? Have there been any accompanying symptoms? Any life changes?

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Has doctor ever tested for TB?

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Hmmm, do you have any other symptoms? Even vague? GI, pain, swelling, fatigue, lymph node swelling, chills??? Red flushing of the face?

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Do you experience these same symptoms when on vacations? Were you out of the country over six years ago by any chance?

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