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Doctor insights on: Cold Goosebumps And Need To Go To Toilet Frequently

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Why do I get intense chills and goose bumps when I have to have a bowel movement or urinate?

Why do I get intense chills and goose bumps when I have to have a bowel movement or urinate?

Goose Bumps: Sometimes when one strains at the stool or urinates, the intra abdominal pressure rises (this is called a valsalva) and the increased pressure sets of a chain of reactions that affects your para sympathetic nervous system and your get goose bumps, chills, and often a lightheaded feeling. Try not to strain so much with either activity and let things naturally empty. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Why am I freezing cold with goosebumps after an intense cardio workout? It's an extreme chill that doesn't go away until I get a shower.

Why am I freezing cold with goosebumps after an intense cardio workout? It's an extreme chill that doesn't go away until I get a shower.

Blood flow: Blood flow changes during exercise. While exercising your skin gets more bloodflow as to allow your sweat glands to regulate your core body temperature. Once you stop exercising, your body cools and can have an exaggerated response to the change in temperature. Doing more regular exercise and gradually increasing intensity can minimize this symptom. If that does not work seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What do goosebumps mean if you are not cold?

What do goosebumps mean if you are not cold?

Keratosis Pilaris?: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern. Treatments never cure only minimize the condition. Best thing to do is see a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss potential treatments options if needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get goosebumps and a cold chill?

What does it mean when you get goosebumps and a cold chill?

Due to: Activation of the pilomotor reflex. Arrector pili muscles cause hairs in follicles to stand up. ...Read more

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Why we feel goosebumps when the weather is cold. What are the causes?

Why we feel goosebumps when the weather is cold. What are the causes?

Make your fur thick!: The goosebumps are where you have hair follicles. Presumably your inner, ancient self is trying to fluff up its fur to stay warm. At least that's one possibility. Or possibly it's to increase surface area and catch more sunlight. There may be other reasons. My zoology degree is far in the past. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person gets chills and goosebumps when not cold?

Flight or Fight: As you've indicated "goose bumps" occur in response to cold as your body's way of generating heat. But this reaction (piloerection) also occurs in response to strong emotion. Fear for ex. Stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which causes the smooth muscle at the base of hair follicles to contract resulting in "goose bumps". Rarely, goose bumps are associated with medical disorders. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have goosebumps if I am not cold or I am not afraid? Could my anxiety be causing my random goosebumps?

What could cause me to have goosebumps if I am not cold or I am not afraid? Could my anxiety be causing my random goosebumps?

Possible: Goosebumps can be caused by anxiety and fear. May be related to biological effect of puffing hair out when an animal is threatened to make it look bigger so as to be less a target. May also be accompanied by shivers. This is common when we are scared. ...Read more

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There has been a few times over past few weeks that I have either come out with a sweat or I have got goosebumps and got really cold, should I worry?

There has been a few times over past few weeks that I have either come out with a sweat or I have got goosebumps and got really cold, should I worry?

Can be an infection: Please see your GP as these symptoms could be the start of an infection. Difficult to determine where infection is without proper examination ...Read more

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I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

Doubt it: But if this concerns you, you should talk to your doctor about the cause. Often, it may just be from dry skin for which a moisturizer after bathing may do wonders. I presume that these bumps don't itch. ...Read more

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What to do if every time I get a hot flash, right after, I get a 'cold flash' up to the point that I have goosebumps and I am freezing. Is this normal?

What to do if every time I get a hot flash, right after, I get a 'cold flash' up to the point that I have goosebumps and I am freezing. Is this normal?

Goosebumps: I do not think this is normal. How often do you have these flashes and goosebumps? If you haven't yet seen your doctor about this you should do so soon. If you have and are not satisfied seek another doctor who may have other solutions. ...Read more

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I have goose bumps on my butt and legs, not cold?

I have goose bumps on my butt and legs, not cold?

Goose bumps: Goose bumps (cutis anserina or horripilation) can form when someone is cold or experiencing strong emotions. It may not be goose bumps if you have a chronic skin condition. ...Read more

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What causes goosebumps to come in patches with zero stress/fear or cold accompanied by a crawly feeling?

What causes goosebumps to come in patches with zero stress/fear or cold accompanied by a crawly feeling?

Any drug or food: Many medications or foods could cause stimulation of the erector pili which attach to each individual hair on the arms and legs. ...Read more

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When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

Pilo erectors: Goose bumps are caused by activation of the sympathetic nervous system which secretes Adrenalin (fight or flight reaction) which causes the tiny muscles to raise hair follicles temporarily. Cold temperatures can also do this. ...Read more

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Goosebumps on one arm only. Not cold at all. Feeling off or can't focus well for several weeks. What could this be?

Goosebumps on one arm only. Not cold at all. Feeling off or can't focus well for several weeks. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with off and on cold sensations down the front of my right leg for two weeks. Feels like goosebumps. Only lasts for few seconds?

I've been dealing with off and on cold sensations down the front of my right leg for two weeks. Feels like goosebumps. Only lasts for few seconds?

A number of things: This could be related to a number of things. If it affects that thigh area, may be meralgia paresthestica. But like most things, if it does not improve, seek care. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and for some reason out of now where I get goosebumps On my body and at times it feels like it's numbed, I get them when im not cold?

I'm 16 years old and for some reason out of now where I get goosebumps On my body and at times it feels like it's numbed, I get them when im not cold?

Goosebumps: Can be a response to cold, or fear (Goosebumps!) or nervousness. Short lived tingling sensations are also common. Keep a log of what you feel in addition to the temperature and see if you can discover a pattern. ...Read more

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After throwing up, I all of a sudden got cold and got goosebumps? Should I be worried?

After throwing up, I all of a sudden got cold and got goosebumps? Should I be worried?

Probably not...: What you describe is a common feeling after vomiting. If you are having recurrent vomiting, or other neurologic symptoms, I would go see a doctor. ...Read more