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Question: Problem with sweating

 natedizzle2002 - Fri May 30, 2003 10:13 pm

:oops: I am eighteen years old and have had this problem for quite some time now: my buttocks "sweat." It's is not really a sweating thought because I have been cold before and this problem has occured. It is very embarassing because it will soak threw my boxers and show on my pants. For the most part, the problem occurs at regular times, most of the time but sometimes it just happens. I am to shy to go to the doctor because what will i tell him? Any people who have had this problem or know someone who has and can give me some advice, it would be greatly appreciated!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat May 31, 2003 2:21 am

User avatar From the medical point of view its normal. There is nothing to worry about. Try wearing 100% cotton underpants. They may help absorb the sweat and save you the embarrassment.
 Anonymous - Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:40 pm

So Dr., your saying that this much sweating is normal and happens to everyone? I understand that some sweating is normal but it seems to happen when I have to use the restroom.I can almost tell when the sweating is going to occur. There is some sort of feeling that i get then it happens
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:57 am

User avatar Yes i think that it is normal especially that you say it doesnt occur all over the body. Here's a list of some of the causes for excessive sweating.

    environmental temperatures (warmth)
    fever, often triggers sweating to cool off the body
    overactive thyroid gland#the hands shake, the hair thins, the skin is smooth, and the pulse is fast
    diabetics receiving insulin or oral medication may go into a cold sweat when their blood sugar drops too low
    periodic sweating of sweating at night without an obvious cause may be caused by an underlying infection or malignancy
    emotional or psychological stimulation (being in or thinking about difficult situations)
    spicy foods (known as "gustatory sweating")
    drugs (including antipyretics, some antipsychotics, sympathomimetics, caffeine, morphine, alcohol and thyroid hormone)
    withdrawal from alcohol or narcotic analgesics

If you start complaining of any of the other symptoms above then I would recommend further investigation.

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