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What Does It Mean When A Baby Gets The Chills
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
Many possibilities: Drug reactions or withdrawal, viral infection, etc. discuss with your primary physician ...Read more
Possibilities: Sudden changes in the distribution of blood to the skin surface may create a differential temperature difference resulting in chills. Delivery may be accompanied by transient bacteria in your blood stream which create fever and the chills help to raise your body temperature. Perhaps you chill with excitement over the great new baby you have just seen. Congratulations. ...Read more
When your body temperature is real hot and you always get cold chills through your body what does that mean ?
It's all physiology: Bacteria and viruses that cause human illnesses have specific requirements; oxygen, sugar, protein, and a limited temperature range for life and replication. Immune system messengers, cytokines, cause the perception iof chilling which causes lots of rapid muscle contractions (shivering) generating heat (fever) slowing pathogen reproduction . With chills we bundlle up & reduce body heat loss ...Read more
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
Got epidural blood patch 5 weeks ago. My right side of head gets chills and a numbing feeling? What can this mean?
Unusual, but...: Dear Brenda, having symptoms this late after a dural puncture is very unusual. I can reassure you that your symptoms most likely have nothing to do with the epidural blood patch procedure itself. The clot that was formed by injecting the blood into the epidural space was washed away after about four days. You should consult a neurologist if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
What does it mean if I have a very sharp stabbing pain in my intestines in my right side and get cold chills when having the pain?"
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?
I've been having sudden hot flashes, chills, lightheaded, & chest tightens. All comes & goes. 39yr old f, on methadone, just had baby 2012.
See a doctor ASAP: This needs a full history and exam and face to face conversation with a real doctor. Not possible over the internet. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
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
GERD or more?: Your nausea may have little to do with the GI tract & therefore may not respond to vomiting. Biliary & pancreatic disease may be present. Gas/bloat syndrome? Consider "central" causes like: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), food poisoning, medication side effects, pregnancy, & even stress. See your doctor. ...Read more
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