There are a number of things that can cause night sweats, including surgery. Experiencing night sweats after surgery isn’t that uncommon as there are a number of variables associated with surgery and any number of these variables, or a combination of them, can cause this uncomfortable condition. Sweating is most common in the first few days after surgery, but some people may experience this for a longer period.
The most common causes of sweating after surgery include medications, inflammation, pain and even healing. Certain surgeries are more apt to cause night sweats, for example a hysterectomy can cause night sweats in women because it sends signals to the body to start menopause. Night sweats in men can be caused by surgery or treatment of the prostate. Surgery to treat hyperhidrosis can actually trigger compensatory sweating.
Because there can be complications and there is a risk of infection after surgery it is important to monitor all of your symptoms and consult your physician if you have any concerns about your condition. Continue reading