Sweat that is ruining my life(Help)

Posted by pl4311 @pl4311, Nov 26, 2018

Hi everyone, I would like to apologize in advance for such a lengthy post but to start off,I’m 18 years old 5’11 175 lbs male and this past year I’ve been dealing with excessive sweating usually from the armpit and inside the buttcrack area. It didn’t bother me that much until On October 24, I started having this burning/heat sensation on the upper buttcrack part or i would say my tailbone area. That area would sweat so much and I’ve observed the sweat occurs when I walk outside,run do any physical activity and also during urination. After I’m done urinating, I would feel the sweat coming out of that tailbone area. Ever since october my sweat overall has become alot worse. My armpits would sweat even in the cold and that heat sensation I’ve been feeling in my tailbone, i have also started feeling it in between my groin area. It would also sweat there when i walk. This between the groin area sweat started probably on Nov 24. These excessive sweating symptoms have made me so anxious and depressed. I can’t even wear anything but black and white shirts and basketball shorts or people will notice the sweat has seeping in my clothes. Additionally, I think this may be related but at the beginning of the year probably late February. My testicle area on the left started feeling pain. Then one day, I peed myself while in class without even realizing it. Good thing no one else noticed and i quickly changed my pants. So I went to the doctors and said everything was fine. I think they x rayed the lower back area and found no issues. Then all hell wouldn’t stop as the following months later I felt a small not growing lump on my neck which the doctor thinks is a lymph node. And now it’s November and during the 16th, I noticed two hard lumps on the back of my head but I think it might be because i had a bad cold but I have had it. I’m visiting the doctor’s tomorrow to consult about my excessive sweat and if any of these may be related to it. I didn’t even excessively sweat last year only this year when all of these happened. I don’t know if I should see a neurologist,urologist,dermatologist or get a biopsy. What makes me so scared is what if this is lymphoma, a type of cancer, an infection or anything uncurable… What if my excessive sweating on the tailbone and pretty much my body swear will never be cured. All these make me so scared. Makes me sad how all those people my age are enjoying life while I suffer these delibirating symptoms. Does anyone have any idea what this tailbone,groin and armpit sweat could possibly be? (I know its hyperhidrosis but could it be from another cause)

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No i didn't have any surgery for the cyst,it healed by itself.and yes my main discomfort is the feeling that why my sweat is extra on that special area.the boy that you talked about has same problem as me,i just graduate from high school and my family gave me some sort of solution like you said😂,thank you for your message and sorry for my not so good english

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Mothers~great minds. I got a chuckle out of your mom saying the same thing. Are you sure you don’t live next door to me?! 😂
But seriously, if your cyst is gone and you don’t have any other health issues going on, then this might just be your ‘sweat zone’. Sometimes we outgrow these issues or we just adapt to them.
You can even try an antiperspirant back in that area to see if it helps. That doesn’t have to be limited to under arms. When you search for those products online or in a store, make sure it is for an antiperspirant, not just a deodorant. One actually prevents perspiring the other protects against the odor. It’s fine if the product contains both, but your focus is on anti-perspiring. I think some ideas were mentioned in the article I gave you.

Good luck to you and I’m happy you found Mayo Clinic Connect. Don’t be a stranger. Now that you’re a member feel free look around at other potential areas that might be of interest. I won’t be a mom and ask what’s next for you now that you’ve graduated…haha. But if you want to tell me, I’m all ears! (And your English is just fine!! ☺️)

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