Hyperhidrosis | Diagnosis & Tests


What will happen at my doctor’s appointment?

Your doctor will probably ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history. The signs of hyperhidrosis may be obvious to your doctor and no testing may be needed. You may also be checked for other problems that could be causing your symptoms. For example, your doctor may order urine and blood tests to check for conditions such as an overactive thyroid and low blood sugar. If your doctor suggests tests specifically for hyperhidrosis, the tests simply measure the level of moisture on your skin.

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 08/09