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Night sweats after laparoscopy

Looking for abit of advise....I had a laparoscopy 4 weeks ago for severe endometriosis. The op went well and I'm on the road to recovery. Although I am now having horrible night sweats, has anyone experienced this? They are really affecting my sleep and I feel worried as to why this is happening. Xx

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Are you on any medication such as Prostap injections? Xxx

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Thank you for your reply. No I'm not on anything, I've never heard of this, what does it do? Xx

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Hi ,

I suffer night sweats and I’m failing to find cause🙁 I had full blood count which is apparently normal although I have low neutrophils in wcc, I do suffer “anxiety” and take citalopram for that and Gp said that can cause it although I’ve been taking that much longer than I’ve had night sweats, I also have merina and take vit b6 and evening primrose oil, I’ve previously had Endo excised and have been told now I have adenomyosis and ibs. I hope we can narrow it down if everyone that suffers them can say what there medical situation is xx

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Thank you for your replying. Yes let's hope so....symptoms are so vast. Xx

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I'm 3 weeks down and having exactly the same! No idea why. Im seeing the GP tomorrow so I'll ask and get back to you if I get an answer!

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Thank you for replying Hollie. I was thinking of ringing the doctors today, at least we are not the only ones. It would be fab to know what the doctors say to you...thank you xx

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Are you on any type of medication? I'm not taking anything xx

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Actually I had the same thing after mine - I never put two and two together and connected it at the time but it lasted a couple of weeks and then stopped

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That's good to know. I'm hoping they will just stop as they are awful! Are you on any kind of medication for the endometriosis? Xx

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Not yet but I think I’m going to have to. I was hopeful that the procedures I was having done would stop the extended bleeding at least for a year (that’s what the specialist said anyway) as I was still hoping to conceive number 2 - but this is my first period since and I’ve been bleeding nearly 3 weeks now so I think I might have to bite the bullet and go on the pill 😥

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It's just rubbish isn't it!!!! I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I haven't really been given any advise as to what happens now. I am only 4 weeks after surgery but my specialist doesn't want to see me until 6 months. Thankfully we have got two beautiful children so I've not got that added worry. I suppose I've got my head in the clouds a bit and I don't want to think what happens if things don't work out as planned x

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It really is rubbish. I know I’m fortunate as I have one child and I’m incredibly grateful for him but I’d love for him to have a sibling but we’ve already been trying for 7 years (I’m not even going to start ranting on the fact i was told there was nothing wrong with me for 7 years!) so it’s not looking likely! I’d be as well on the pill if it stops the bleeding as that in itself is a 100% effective contraceptive 🙄

Sorry it’s so long til you see your specialist. I saw mine 2 weeks afterwards but I honestly feel it’s now ( 7 weeks post op) that I really have questions so at least you’ll have a chance to know how things are for you before you go? Good luck!

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Oh crikey, we were in the exact same boat...we tried for 3 1/2years for our second, to be told there was nothing wrong!!!! My surgeon however told me that she was so surprised that I'd managed to have 2 children due to the extent of my endometriosis (my eldest is 13). I have suffered since I started my periods but was only diagnosed in 2016.

By the time I get to see her I think I'm going to have a whole list of questions. She will be ringing me in 2 weeks time and then I'll see her in six months. I live in Nottinghamshire but had to have my surgery in oxford due to severity of it so maybe that's why they're not seeing me.

I hope things work out for you, I had read somewhere that your first few periods can be heavy and painful so hopefully things will settle down for you. Xx

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Seems like it’s a very hard disease to get a diagnosis for. I eventually had to go private to get anywhere - so glad I did as I had consultation and diagnosis within a month! Never been so grateful for my husband being sensible and having medical insurance lol

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Endo growths produce their own oestrogen, so by removing them your oestrogen levels will have dropped. So the night sweats will be much like you get from the menopause. They will probably reduce with time. You might find it helps to have a a couple of thin duvets so you can throw one off whilst still having one that might be a little too hot but won't mean you're freezing when the sweat dies down.

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Thank you for your reply...that's interesting as I didn't know that. My hubby is experiencing nightsweats too as I'm throwing our big duvet over him.....haha. Thank you x

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I had this happen to me after my lap. I had never had night sweats before and after my first lap I woke every night drenched in sweat for 3 weeks. I also had night terrors so I thought that had something to do with it. It just went away thought after 3 weeks and every once in a while I get a random night where it happens but for the most part it eased. It can be so annoying though! xx

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I have also had night terrors and the most bizarre dreams....glad to here yours just stopped.....there's hope for mine (and my hubby's) sanity yet then!!! Thank you for your reply xx

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I just thought I’d chip in I also get nightmares and have wondered if it’s stress relatedrather than hormone related as I’ve had one excision surgery years back but no night sweats at that time but back then I did used to get hot flushes when and my night sweats started before my second lap was done 🤨

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It's hard to say isn't. I have had the odd night terror before surgery but now there are more or less every night with the wonderful addition of hot sweaty flushes....I just want a good nights sleep!!!! X

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It could very well be you body eliminating the sedation and pain medications. I have had many surgeries and had sweating etc after.

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