• Is it hot in here, or am I the only one sweating?

    Asked by GypsyJule on Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Is it hot in here, or am I the only one sweating?

    I had a TA Hysterectomy 10 months ago, Lymphandectomy 7 months ago, and just completed chemotherapy in early January. I am not having hot flashes, but I constantly feel hot around my neck. My underarms seems to sweat more than they ever have in my life, even with just normal daily activity. Has anyone else noticed this type of thing, or is it just me?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I think what your are describing is more of a perimenopausal symptom than a side effect from cancer treatment.

      over 3 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      Do you have your ovaries? Or were they removed with your hysterectomy? If you still have your ovaries, the chemo does cause earlier onset of menopause - so what NJ says might be right. You might be experiencing shifts in your estrogen production. However, if you have no ovaries, then your body is not producing much estrogen, and I would suspect something else might be going on.

      Has it been happening since surgery? Or did it just start?

      Definitely ask your health care team. They should be able to help you understand what's going on and maybe even help you find some relief.

      Good luck...

      over 3 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      They took my overies too. Funny thing, when I going to have the hysterectomy, two nurses tried to convince me to keep my overies. I insisted that they take everything ... why? Because I didn't want anything left because I wanted to eliminate the possibility of cancer, since I'd been on fertility medication for many months in my 20s. Of course, all this was before my dx.

      I honestly don't feel like these are hot flashes, because I feel this way all the time, but only since I've finished chemo and the side effects are going away. I'm planning to see my PCP and will ask her, but was just curious if this was common.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      My head sweats. Not always. But occasionally. It's a bit annoying, and didn't happen prior to the hysterectomy. Kind of scares me to think what will happen w/that when I do have hair again...

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Menopause and chemo can both cause sweating and feeling hot. I know I have been very sensitive , and have issues regulating "internal temperature" as I like to call it.

      over 3 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      SueRea, my internal temperature is just how I think of it, and I never actually have a fever. And Shelby, I've had those same concerns. I'm hopeful that things regulate by summer, or I may just have to keep my head shaved! ;) (Well, maybe not.)

      over 3 years ago
    • Joachima's Avatar

      I had a total hysterectomy a little more than a year ago, chemo completed in April 2012, and radiation completed in July 2012. I experienced what I call facial flushing, where my face / neck area would feel really hot and my face looked flush / red. There was no sweating. Once chemo stopped, the symptoms also began to subside, and now I do not experience any of it. I attributed this to the chemo... made the most sense to me at the time. Hope this helps.

      over 3 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      I was post-menopausal before my hysterectomy, so did not expect menopausal symptoms. I have hot flashes from time to time and wake up at night feeling too warm and sweaty. Someone else told me that she experienced chocolate cravings at certain times of the month after her hysterectomy. Like me, she had "everything" out. It seems our bodies are not missing the missing parts. I did not have chemo or radiation.

      over 3 years ago

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