A 26-year-old female asked:

14 days chills, freezing hands & feet, extreme fatigue, headache, bad joint pain, muscle fever cold sx. what could this be please

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: Please see a Doctor. You can have a long standing infection that is decreasing your body temperature. When the germs enter the blood stream it is called sepsis. The Thyroid gland in the neck can also cause extreme fatigue and temperature changes. Need blood tests to check on that. Consult a Doctor quickly while you still can. You may save your own life.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
May be viral, but...: If only cold hands and feet, that can be due to hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, circulation problems, etc... Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate.
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Last updated Dec 13, 2017


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