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.
Here’s a video on surgery for sweating by the Mayo Clinic. Digging through Youtube for legitimate content can be a real pain these days. I saw this video on excessive sweating by the Mayo Clinic (so you know it’s legitimate) a few months ago and meant to post it here but forgot.
So today I searched Youtube for this video and wow… there is a lot of junk from people trying to sell you stuff there. Which brings me to an important point.
If you’re out there putting terms related to health conditions like hyperhidrosis into various search forms, be careful with what you find. You’ll find an incredible number of people trying to sell you stuff where their motivation is to make money and not help you. I strongly suggest you always consult a professional personally before making any decisions.
I hope this simple, short video gives you a better sense of hyperhidrosis and the possible surgical procedures which might address specific cases. I always suggest less invasive methods first, but this is still an informative video as it provides some nice, direct explanations for how your central nervous system and sweat glands can get out of hand.