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I am 63 yo. I am still having hot flushes and night sweats

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I am 63 yo. I am still having hot flushes and night sweats is this normal ?
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 21 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 21 days ago.

it may be normal, it may not be

you should see your GP doctor and get blood testing of your thyroid hormone levels

and iron and CBC complete blood counts to check for infection and low iron

and check on estrogen and FSH and LH levels.

it could be due to your low estrogen levels or low or high thyroid hormone levels possibly

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I’ve had a bad cough as well although I think this is more in my throat than on my chest
Expert:  Dr. David replied 21 days ago.

you may have a viral or bacterial infection which can cause night sweats

are you coughing up phlegm or mucus? what color?

do you have fever? do you have a thermometer to check your temperature?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I do not have a temperature I am coughing up phlegm but it is on the whole white occasionally yellow, I have been diagonisef with mild COPD. I gave up smoking 6.5 years ago
Expert:  Dr. David replied 21 days ago.

I'm glad you gave up smoking

that is good you don't have a fever.

you may have allergies or bronchiectasis swelling of your airways causing cough and sputum production.

you may benefit from cough medications like robitussin and mucinex to help your lungs.

you can take paracetamol which could help you with your night sweat symptoms.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I think it is more mucus as it come up v easily
Expert:  Dr. David replied 21 days ago.

drinking more water and taking robitussin cough medication can help it come up easier.

some patients benefit from allergy medications like benadryl 25-50mg before bed and allegra or claritin during the day which can help decrease mucus

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Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I’ve heard persistent coughing together with night sweats could mean TB is this possible?
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Please respind
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
po
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Is a persistent cough and night sweats a sign of TVb
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
TB
Expert:  Dr. David replied 21 days ago.

no, it would not be TB.

TB is rare

you can get TB testing

I bet your TB is negative.