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What exactly does it mean when a person suddenly gets the chills?

What exactly does it mean when a person suddenly gets the chills?

Scary movie?: Seriously thoughmost often chills are an accompaniment to fever from an infectious process or cold exposure. Definitely see your doctor on this one if recurring as it could be something more serious like lupus or some kind of cancer. ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

Chills = sensation ...Read more


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What does it mean when a person gets chills and goosebumps when not cold?

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

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What it means you have the chills and your body gets numb?

Many possibilities: Drug reactions or withdrawal, viral infection, etc. discuss with your primary physician ...Read more

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What does it mean when i get chills and then hot all over?

Infection : Feeling rigors, chills and fever may indicate you have an infection in your bloodstream called sepsis. I would go to the ER immediately. At your age, these may also be a menopausal hot flash. ...Read more

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Just had baby 7 days ago and I have chills. What do you suggest?

Just had baby 7 days ago and I have chills. What do you suggest?

See your doctor: Have you taken your temperature? Do you have other symptoms? Is the baby ok? Check with the ob/gyn or your family doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get the chills after delivery?

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

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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

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Do the chills usually mean infection?

No: Chills can occur as a way for your body to quickly generate heat, such as the chills that men may have after urinating a large volume of fluid. ...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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Does having chills and feeling tired mean I'm going to get sick?

Most likely : Most likely!! Perhaps a viral infection... fluids, rest and recover... if you get really sick - urgent care or a call to your doctor. Good luck... ...Read more

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Got epidural blood patch 5 weeks ago. My right side of head gets chills and a numbing feeling? What can this mean?

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

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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 if I have a very sharp stabbing pain in my intestines in my right side and get cold chills when having the pain?"

?gas pains: Sharp, stabbing abdominal pains may occur if gas is trapped in the intestines and clear as the gas moves on. If discomfort becomes steady and tenderness is present in the right lower abdomen a physician should check you for appendix or ovarian inflammation. ...Read more

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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

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I've been having sudden hot flashes, chills, lightheaded, & chest tightens. All comes & goes. 39yr old f, on methadone, just had baby 2012.

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

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Had cramp even after periods were over. TVS showed simple cyst. Now all a sudden had chills which subsided and I feel normal. What does this mean?

Nothing?: It can be that the chills are unrelated to the ovarian cyst . As long as you feel well- I wouldn't worry. If you begin experiencing symptoms again such as abdominal pain, fever with chills- see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 just experienced chills, metallic taste in mouth and nausea. What do those mean?

I just experienced chills, metallic taste in mouth and nausea. What do those mean?

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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Chronic cough, hard time breathing body hurts chills...do i hv the flu. ..i wirk in child care?

Chronic cough, hard time breathing body hurts chills...do i hv the flu. ..i wirk in child care?

Infection: This may be influenza, but without seeing you and testing there is no way to diagnose. See a doctor, particularly if there is trouble breathing, and do not go to work at child care. You will only infect the children. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more