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What does it mean when u cough and your chest hurts and u have diarriah and chills in the morning but don't have a fever?

What does it mean when u cough and your chest hurts and u have diarriah and chills in the morning but don't have a fever?

Infection: This can still be an infection since a fever isn't always present even when an infection is causing problems. Your symptoms involve both the lungs and GI tract so you could have a viral infection or combination of infections. Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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What does it mean when you haver periodic chills & muscle aches but no fever?

What does it mean when you haver periodic chills & muscle aches but no fever?

Viral infection?: These could be symptoms caused by a viral infection. If they persist, or get worse, see your dr. For an evaluation, best wishes. Read more

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I have body aches, head aches, loss of appetite, chills and a sore throat but no fever, what does that mean?

I have body aches, head aches, loss of appetite, chills and a sore throat but no fever, what does that mean?

Viral fever: Still you may have some viral infection of throat or even like flu like symptoms though you may not have a fever. Check with your doctor. Read more

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I have a fever and chills?

I have a fever and chills?

Question??: What exactly are you asking about fever and chills. If present, please get seen by your physician or resubmit your question. Read more

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What causes fever with chills?

Lots of things: Fever and chills, we commonly think infection. See your doctor to help identify a source. Read more

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Can pain cause fever and chills?

Can pain cause fever and chills?

Not really but can b: Pain does not cause chills and fever but it can be associated together due to an underlying cause like infection. So get yourself checked for infection? Like, in urine. Read more

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Does a fever also cause chills?

Not always: Chills don't always accompany a fever. Certain infections like the flu and some pneumonia seem to be associated with chills more often. Read more

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Why do I feel chills when I have a fever?

Vascular constrictio: When your body wants to mount a fever, it constricts blood vessels in the skin to shunt blood to the internal organs, this makes your skin colder and gives you the chills. Read more

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What should I do if you have a fever and chills?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the fever. For example, viral causes can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and fluids. Bacterial causes require antibiotics. Read more

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Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. Read more

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What to do if I have fever and chills out of nowhere?

What to do if I have fever and chills out of nowhere?

Thermostat Setting: Fever is when you body's thermostat is set higher than normal. When the thermostat in your house is raised, the heat goes on to increase the temperature. "Chills" is how your body generates heat - basically your muscles produce that extra heat. The "Cytokines" released by your body in response to any infection appear to regulate this thermostat. BTW "Fever Breaks" when you sweat to cool down. Read more

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Is it possible for you to have chills without a fever?

Chills, no fever: Certainly chills can occur without a fever, although it's not that common. I've seen this happen in my elderly folks especially - those who are 'weakened' or immunocompromised may have an abnormal immune response. Usually when chills occur, we will pile on blankets or start shivering to make a temp come up. That doesn't always happen though. Good to pay attention to a patient's symptoms however. Read more

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Is it normal to get fevers or chills when I'm on dialysis?

Is it normal to get fevers or chills when I'm on dialysis?

No: It is not normal to get fevers and chills during dialysis. Especially in dialysis patients you should be worried about an infection. This could be of a dialysis catheter, av graft, or any of the other common causes of infection. We usually start with a good patient history and physical exam. We also obtain blood cultures. Read more

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I have a fever of 100.3 and chills, but no other symptoms.

Need more info: This doesn't sound serious at first glance, but you need to see a doctor to decide if you have something more ominous based on recent history and a good physical exam. See your doctor or an urgent careMD to make sure if you are concerned, especially if your symptoms have not improved over a few days. Read more

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101.7 fever and chills but nothing else. What could it be?

101.7 fever and chills but nothing else. What could it be?

Right now: Just a fever until other symptoms develop. Infections tend to 'localize' to a body system and then create symptoms such as a sore throat with strep. There is no way to tell you what it could be now except a fever. Read more

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What to do if I have a horrible fever and the chills, what can I do?

What to do if I have a horrible fever and the chills, what can I do?

See a doctor: You do not provide enough information. How high is the fever? With chills, you should seek medical evaluation. Read more

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How is it biologically possible to have both fever and chills at the same time?

Physics: When you have fever, blood goes to inner organs leaving outer body surface cold. That's why you have chills. Read more

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Is fever the only thing that causes chills? Are there non-fever causes of chills?

Other chills possibl: Yes other issues may cause chills. One example is hypothermia. Read more

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Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do?

Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do?

It's a mild fever: Think of being hot-cold-hot-cold (but without a high reading on the thermometer) as having a mild fever. When feeling hot, the body is wanting to cool off (the brain is telling you that you are hotter than the brain wants you to be). When feeling cold, the body is wanting to get warmer and maybe have a fever (the brain is telling you that it wants you to be hotter, maybe even feverishly hotter). Read more

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