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My husband really sweats at night. He has had occasional chesty

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My husband really sweats at night. He has had occasional chesty coughs & a recent chest infection. He stopped smoking 10 years ago.
I don't think he has TB as in general is fit & well, & has an active job.
Should I be concerned? Is there anything else I should suggest he gets checked for?
Regards
Gill
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--has he had a recent chest x-ray? No fever, weight loss, fatigue?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, he had a chest X-ray in April when he had collapsed at midnight & I took him to A&E. It identified a severe chest infection. He was treated with 2 courses of 2 different antibiotics.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
But for now none of the symptoms I mentioned Gill?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No other symptoms

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK I agree this isn't TB and probably nothing to worry about but if his doctor doesn't know about this he should. Overactive thyroid and lymphoma and leukemia can cause night sweats but if he's otherwise fine I doubt either of those
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