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

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 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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What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

Hormone surges: During pregnancy the part of the brain called the hypothalamus is working "overtime" to send messages to the rest of the body to produce the necessary large quantity of hormones needed for the pregnancy. This secretion is "pulsed" and not sent in a continuous manner. The hypothalamus is notably also responsible for "temperature regulation", thus "chills & goosebumps", if no infection present. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel cold but you aré warm and its not a fever?

What does it mean when you feel cold but you aré warm and its not a fever?

Body temperature: Feeling cold or warm requires that there be a differential between the environmental temperature and your body surface temperature. For instance, after eating a large meal, distribution of blood flow to your core may deprive the surface of relative amounts of blood and allow you to feel cool. Changes in endocrine functions may also be involved, like hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?

What exactly does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?

Wrong pH: Recurrent BV is usually due to a vaginal basic ph. You treat the bacteria and the make the vaginal ph acidic with vinegar douching followed by probiotics by mouth. Consider probiotic tabs or danactive or activia yogurt orally. These have acidophillus that will colonize the vagina. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your calcium is high, can it make you sick and my hand is shaking?

What does it mean when your calcium is high, can it make you sick and my hand is shaking?

2 much levothyroid?: If your calcium is very abnormal it can cause symptoms. "hand shaking" is not commonly seen due to high calcium. Hand shaking is commonly seen in patients with thyroid disease. You should discuss the test results and hand shaking with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i stay cold a lot and i'm not sick?

What does it mean when i stay cold a lot and i'm not sick?

Thyroid: This is a premiere symptom of low thyroid activity, and you might have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat is often dry?

What does it mean when your throat is often dry?

Common issue: Throat can be dry due to medications, allergy, relative dehydraton ...Read more

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What does it means if a person feels queasy every night?

What does it means if a person feels queasy every night?

Not much: In and of itself, not nuch, if it persists, or if you develop other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby has a fever but no cold or cough?

What does it mean when a baby has a fever but no cold or cough?

How old?: And what other symptoms does baby have? If it is just a mild fever without other apparent issues the baby will, in all probability, recover uneventfully from a viral illness. If, however, other symptoms arise, the baby is acting quite differently than normally or you are overly concerned, suggest a visit to family doctor or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a rash and fever?

What does it mean when you have a rash and fever?

Many things: It can be from a viral infection, drug reaction etc. See your doctor if it is persistent or getting worse. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a cold and cough up phelm with blood in it?

What does it mean when you have a cold and cough up phelm with blood in it?

Serious symptom: If you are forty and have been a smoker of ten to twenty pack years and you don't have acute bacterial bronchitis and you know you coughed it up and are not blowing it out of your nose, you should get a chest x-ray. If there is any suggestion of lung cancer on chest x-ray you should get a ct chest and a bronchoscopy, if you have a bacterial bronchitis and you cough up blood 2 or 3 times and you. ...Read more

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Does anybody know what it means when you have a headache and your nipples feel sore?

Does anybody know what it means when you have a headache and your nipples feel sore?

Wow: That really depends on the rest of your history. If you are female, pregnancy comes to mind. Otherwise the differential diagnosis is large. Could be muscular. Could be hormonal. Get it checked if it lasts longer than a couple days or if it goes and comes back. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person gets her stomach pumped?

What does it mean when a person gets her stomach pumped?

Treatment for : Ingestion of poisonous substance. Contents of the stomach may be washed out in case a person has ingested some poisonous substance or taken an overdose of medication. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel really cold after exercising? What does this indicate?

Is it normal to feel really cold after exercising? What does this indicate?

Over doing: May be you went beyond your level of capability over doing can cause can cause low BP which is probable cause for the feeling. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a fever and a sore throat?

What exactly does it mean when you have a fever and a sore throat?

Fever & sore throat: You likely have an infection. Could be viral or bacterial. For viral infection, we treat these with supportive measures, like increasing fluid intake and vitamins. For bacterial infections we do the same, but if severe enough, you may need antibiotics, but usually just for strep. ...Read more

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What does it mean you have when it burns and is painful to urinate and your labia is sore too ?

What does it mean you have when it burns and is painful to urinate and your labia is sore too
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Many things: It could be a urinary tract infection, though usually your labia aren't sore. But it could also represent a sexually transmitted disease, though I'm not sure what your risk factors for this are. There are also other forms of urethritis/vulvitis that could give you the reported symptoms. You should seek an inperson evaluation to be more accurately diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it when you constantly feel a heated feeling inside your stomach and it rise to your chest and throat? Is it mono or HIV symptoms?

What is it when you constantly feel a heated feeling inside your stomach and it rise to your chest and throat? Is it mono or HIV symptoms?

Unclear: Your symptoms could be related to a variety of symptoms. Mononucleosis and HIV infection would both require an evaluation to diagnose. ...Read more