Night sweats- 23 yr old female. Test/specialist suggestions?
My 23 year old has night sweats EVERY night- often multiple rounds. While this began several years ago, it was episodic and not every night and not to the point of having to shower/change pj's and bedding like now.
Her endocrinologist, who follows her for thyroid nodules (with ultrasound and biopsies), has ordered many labs which all return in normal ranges. We have discussed this with several physicians who all express concern and often remark this "could indicate cancer"- terrifying my daughter; then they order labs which come back normal and everyone moves on except my daughter who continues to experience this escalating occurrence.
Her ongoing meds include birth control pills (she takes back to back to prevent periods), anti depression rx and vitamins (D, B12, iron). Other health issues (in addition to the thyroid nodules and night sweats): extreme fatigue/depression/ joint aches/ excessive thirst/ sleep issues.
Who should we turn to? hematology/ infectious disease/ another endocrinologist?? Which labs/tests should we request?
We appreciate any ideas.