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My normal oral temp is 35.8 to36.5celcius.if my ear temp is 37do I have a fever.have shaking chills too.

My normal oral temp is 35.8 to36.5celcius.if my ear temp is 37do I have a fever.have shaking chills too.

If you are having : "Shaking chills" then there's a good possibility you may have a fever. See your doctor soon. If the oral or tympanic temperature is felt to be inaccurate then often times a rectal temperature will be checked. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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70y.o male had colonoscopy w.polyp biopsy 3/25/15. Has fever of 102.4, shaking, chills, and extremely pale. Unsure what to do. Thanks?

70y.o male had colonoscopy w.polyp biopsy 3/25/15. Has fever of 102.4, shaking, chills, and extremely pale. Unsure what to do. Thanks?

Take to ER: Call the doctor and take him to ER to make sure is not due to procedure related complication.(colonic perforation) ...Read more

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Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?

Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?

Probably infection: If the urgent care center didn't perform a rapid flu test, you should get one for prompt treatment that would be helpful. If test is negative, chest xray should be helpful to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, a sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, a sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could result from a host of medical problems including bacterial, viral, metabolic et. C. The best way to determine the cause will be to have you fully evaluated by a doctor, preferably your pcp. ...Read more

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Bad bladder infect. (Bactrim) headache excruciating pain lightheaded fever chills/shaking no appetite Tylenol (acetaminophen) hurts ulcers no energy. Nauseabed 2 days?

Bad bladder infect. (Bactrim) headache excruciating pain lightheaded fever chills/shaking no appetite Tylenol (acetaminophen) hurts ulcers no energy. Nauseabed 2 days?

Be careful: If you aren't feeling better soon after taking the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) seek a re-evaluation. It's possible that the urinary tract infection is caused by a bacteria resistant to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or worse that the bacteria has gotten into your blood stream. Again, have a low threshold to seek a re-evaluation, even if that means having to go to the ER. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of shaking chills and a fever but no other symptoms is this something I should be concerned about?

I had a sudden onset of shaking chills and a fever but no other symptoms is this something I should be concerned about?

Yes possibly: You are describing rigors and could be a sign of bacteria in the blood. Please see a doctor if you have other episodes or other symptoms or if you feel unwell. ...Read more

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I had shaking chills last. Happened a couple of weeks ago too. I slept it off both times. No fever tho. Should I worry about infection?

Shaking chills: Yes you should be concerned as this may indicate a recurring fever that could indicate an infection.
See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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High fever, chills and shaking for 4 days. I also was having painful urination before the fever off and on for a long time. What do I have?

Seek care now.: You're describing symptoms that go along with a bladder infection (UTI) or even pyelonephritis, which is when the infection ascends to the kidneys. Don't ignore high fevers and chills; get off the computer now and see a doctor right away. Consider going to the er depending on how you feel. ...Read more

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Are shaking chills unusual with mild cold and cough illness?

Are shaking chills unusual with mild cold and cough illness?

Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bacteria grows in the lungsand cause pneumonia, shaking chills, fever, worsening symptoms of cough, discolored phlegm begins. At that point a chest xray/medical evaluation and most likely appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: shaking chills?

What is the definition or description of: shaking chills?

Feeling cold: A sensation of feeling cold accompanied by uncontrollable shaking of the extremities, body and/or teeth often associated with the onset of a fever due to an infection. ...Read more

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What causes you to have shaking chills when you are sick?

Fever, blood infect: Shaking chills mostly go with blood infection called sepsis and are associated with high fever and white blood cell count. Allergic reactions and certain drug reactions can also cause this.
Of course, it is possible to just get very cold while sick. Then the chills might have to do with that but don't take any chances. Sepsis can be life threatening, get checked out if you reach that state. ...Read more

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Can a kindey stone get stuck in the urthera? I have throbbong and odd stingy felling all the time. Ever since I got the violent shaking chills-puking

Can a kindey stone get stuck in the urthera? I have throbbong and odd stingy felling all the time.  Ever since I got the violent shaking chills-puking

Get evaluated. : I'd see your physician as soon as you can. I'm concerned that you may have a serious urinary tract infection, in addition to any stones you may have. A UTI and/or stone the bladder can cause significant pain and irritation that is felt in the urethra. It is possible for a stone to get stuck in the urethra, but this is very rare, especially in women, since it has already passed through the ureter. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause tremors, or shaking chills?

Can a sinus infection cause tremors, or shaking chills?

Yes: Yes if you are having sepsis from the sinus infection.
You better see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. You might need a doctor or even hospitalization. So please see a doctor. ...Read more

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If clear watery stool is passed after pm dose of split-dose moviprep w/ dizziness & shaking chills(bp<90/60). Can i half or skip am dose on coly day?

Depends: The more prep you take, the better the quality of your exam. If you feel up to it, you should try to take the morning dose. The last thing you want is to have to repeat this misery because of an unsatisfactory prep! If you just can't do it, you just can't do it. ...Read more

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I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing, nervousness, shaking, chills and sweating. Should I continue?

I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing, nervousness, shaking, chills and sweating. Should I continue?

No.: The symptoms sounds like hyperthyroidism. Stop the medication and go back to your physician. He can better determine whether this was from the medication or something else. ...Read more

Shaking Chills (Definition)

A sensation of feeling cold accompanied by uncontrollable shaking of the extremities, body and/or teeth often associated with the onset of a fever ...Read more


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