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What to do if having chills?

What to do if having chills?

Chills: The answer of what to do for chills depends on the underlying cause. If it is a simple temperature issue, put on a coat. However, there are number of medical conditions that can cause chill that you should seek medical evaluation for. These include a wide variety of infection, cancer, and hormonal causes. See your doctor if you suspect any of these. ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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I am having chills a lot what causes them and can I stop them?

I am having chills a lot what causes them and can I stop them?

Chills, especially : rigors, can mean high fever and some type of infection. If your having rigors and sweats or high fever, c ur doc. ...Read more

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I have a gallbladder sludge, and am having chills. What shall i do?

I have a gallbladder sludge, and am having chills. What shall i do?

Biliary colic: Gallbladder sludge is the same as very small gallstones. You may be having a gallbladder attack, aka biliary colic. If you develop fever or vomiting get checked sooner. Otherwise call your doc for a surgery consult/referral. You may benefit from gallbladder removal, but you need consult to determine. ...Read more

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I just turn 39 and i been having chills and swettinng and i get upset could that mean im getting menapose?

I just turn 39 and i been having chills and swettinng and i get upset could that mean im getting menapose?

Possibly: Hormonal changes occur at different times and can present differently depending on the individual. You are a little on the younger side for menopause, but not impossible, and when it occurs it can produce personality changes, but these can also be due to other things. If it keeps up or gets worse suggest you check with your doctor. Hope this eases up soon. ...Read more

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Having chills during first day of menstual cycle?

Chills with menses: Have heard this complaint on several occasions, but without a real explanation except changes in hormonal balance or some other underlying medical condition responsible for elevation of temps (that is what chills and shivering do). If this continues or you have any fever go and see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Been having chills and fever for weeks now. Medication doesn't help. What do I do?

Been having chills and fever for weeks now. Medication doesn't help. What do I do?

See doctor: Persisten fever is never normal and should be evaluated by your dr. Take your temperature, note the time of day it spikes, and record any associated symptoms. Bring all of the medicines/supplements to appt. A physical exam is essential to identify the problem. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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I'm having chills but have had the IUD for 4 months now. Is this a sign of perforation?

I'm having chills but have had the IUD for 4 months now. Is this a sign of perforation?

Likely not: Most of the time when an iud has perforated the person can't feel the strings anymore. An ultrasound will show if the iud is in the uterus or not. Increasing pain and fever might be a sign of an infection. Let your doctor know what you are noticing. ...Read more

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I'm having chills on the left side of my head. No headache or anything. What should I do?

Unilateral chills: Chills are usually connected with fever and often infectious disease. One side of the head is unusual, though. it is possible it is an unusual form of paresthesias. Drink plenty of water and rest. See your physician for a thorough neurological exam ASAP. Some migraines can have this manifestation. ...Read more

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Morning temperature upon waking of 99.4 going up to 100.4-101 during the day. Is this a clinical significant fever? Having chills and sweats as well

See the pediatrician: It is important if the child is sick.So chills and sweats matter.It is important to see the doctor to see where an infection might be.This is also a sign of a rheumatic condition. ...Read more

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My boyfriend started having chills and a cough less than 24 hours ago. He says he feels both hot and cold and his fever felt high through the night. ?

My boyfriend started having chills and a cough less than 24 hours ago. He says he feels both hot and cold and his fever felt high through the night. ?

Possibilities...: He could have acute bronchitis or even pneumonia based on those symptoms. Acute bronchitis symptoms include cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, chills, cold symptoms, body aches, shortness of breath, etc. Pneumonia symptoms are similar. He should be evaluated by his doctor to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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