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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Rigor Mortis

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What is rigor mortis?

Contraction of the muscles: When someone dies the muscles tighten this happens the muscles contract and become cross linked in the contracted state tightening takes about 12 hours to begin it is temperature dependent and eventually when decomposition occurs the rigor mortis is released in the body is very floppy again.

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What causes rigor mortis?

What causes rigor mortis?

Depletion of ATP: Depletion of atp allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles. It subsides when lysis of proteins starts as part of autolysis.

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What does it mean to have rigor mortis?

What does it mean to have rigor mortis?

happens after death: Rigor mortis is the temporary stiffening of the muscles that occurs 2-6 hours after death and lasts 24-48 hours (depending on conditions).

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What is the reason for rigor mortis?

What is the reason for rigor mortis?

ATP depletion and: Calcium leakage. The skeletal muscles continue using sugar to make atp even after death, till the tissue runs out of sugar and atp. One of the consequences of atp depletion is the formation of abnormal links between two components of muscle tissue, actin and myosin which causes muscle stiffening. Calcium leakage into muscle adds to that stiffening.

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How long does it take for rigor mortis to set in?

How long does it take for rigor mortis to set in?

Varies: On average it commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates in approximately 48 to 60 hours. Time of onset is affected by activity before death, ambient temperature and ante-mortem diseases.

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How long after death does rigor mortis set in? Does it depend on body size?

How long after death does rigor mortis set in? Does it depend on body size?

Temperature: A copse is flaccid immediately after death, muscle stiffening, rigor mortis, commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates until approximately 48 to 60 hours (two and a half days) after death. Warm conditions and physically strenuous activity prior to death, can speed up the process of rigor mortis.

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When rigor mortis sets in will a man have an erection?

When rigor mortis sets in will a man have an erection?

No: This is a perennial folktale. It just doesn't happen. A tiny amount of semen may be expressed if a man has quite a bit on board as the nearby muscles stiffen.

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Is shivering a symptom of pregnancy?

Is shivering a symptom of pregnancy?

Not typically: No, shivering is not a symptom of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test and your temperature. If you have a fever, then treat the fever and consider calling your doctor!

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How can diabetes cause the symptom "the chills" or shivering?

How can diabetes cause the symptom "the chills" or shivering?

May be low glucose: It may be your body's response to falling or low glucose. Use your monitor and always use the actual glucose to determine your response, rather than depending upon symptoms -- unless you have no other choice.

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My starting symptoms that I will have a panic attck. Is chills and shivering...Is this dangerous? Im.Afraid I myt die!

No: Shivering, chills, hot flashes are common physical symptoms of anxiety and panic, so it is not a serious sign as it may feel. Anxiety disorders including panic disorder are treatable and your life will change and you will live more comfortably if you get treatment for it.

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I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little. ...I don't have any other symptoms. ...I took medicines but not woking. ...Help?

I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little. ...I don't have any other symptoms. ...I took medicines but not woking. ...Help?

Possible virus: These symptoms are consistent with the early stages of a viral infection of the respiratory tract or intestines. If symptoms of a head cold, cough or diarrhea do not develop and fever and chills persist, see your physician as a more serious infection may be present.

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For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

For 5 years I have been extremely cold, when everyone else is hot or warm. I am constantly shivering at school, and most of the time my fingers turn purple. I've done some research, and most of my symptoms look like they are symptoms of raynaud's disease.

Could be: Classically people with raynaud's can have white finger color changes as well as red and purple. The fingers turning blue alone is not diagnostic. Your evaluation will also look at other things like a thyroid disorder. If you have raynauds there were other medical conditions that need to be evaluated.

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I am needing a new set of eyes on my symptoms: nausea, shivering, extreme thirst, exhaustion. Always in that order one at a time.

I am needing a new set of eyes on my symptoms: nausea, shivering, extreme thirst, exhaustion. Always in that order one at a time.

Many symptoms: Try and get in to see your primary doctor today or tomorrow. If that does not work, with your many symptoms please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.

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Fever 102° F on & off since 3 days, cough with mucus, severe headache & shivering. Are these symptoms of Typhoid?

Fever 102° F on & off since 3 days, cough with mucus, severe headache & shivering. Are these symptoms of Typhoid?

Sure, and...: ...a thousand other diseases! Ref. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/typhoid-fever/basics/symptoms/con-20028553

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Symptoms are fever, shivering extreme headache, entire body aches, and has been going on for 6 days I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) no good what should I do?

Symptoms are fever, shivering extreme headache, entire body aches, and has been going on for 6 days I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) no good what should I do?

Headaches: I am sorry to hear that way you feel. Fever shivering extreme headaches and body aches for almost a week warrant urgent medical care for proper diagnosis and treatment. Please contact your doctor. The possibilities include viral meningitis, iinfections in another area of your body or the flu. I hope you feel well soon.

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My 3 yr old has a fever of 100.8. She has done nothing but sleep. She doesn't have any cold or flu symptoms. What do I do? She has been shivering. I've been giving her tylenol (acetaminophen).

My 3 yr old has a fever of 100.8. She has done nothing but sleep. She doesn't have any cold or flu symptoms. What do I do? She has been shivering. I've been giving her tylenol (acetaminophen).

Fevers: Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. You can also give them a luke-warm water bath to make them more comfortable and make sure they stay hydrated. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor.

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I have had flu jag in october, but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels?

I have had flu jag in october, but still getting very strong flu symptoms, shivering, sweating, sore throat, sore head and sore mussels?

May have the flu: Flu vaccine is only 60 -70% effective in preventing the illness. May well reduce severity in many of remaining 30 - 40%. Never-the-less worth having it every year, specially as we grow older.

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Define the word rigors?

Define the word rigors?

Shaking chills: Rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus.