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Internal medicine

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Shivering or chills is where the muscles of the body tense and relax repeatedly. This warms up the body. This may have many causes including, low temperatures, infections, or fever.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Gross hematuria

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Edema

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • Repeated fever above 38 ℃

Possible causes

  • Common cold (upper respiratory tract infection)

    Viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms include coughing, runny nose and throat pain. The majority of colds are caused by viruses; a small number are caused by bacteria instead.

  • Hypothyroidism

    A disorder where levels of thyroid hormone in the body are abnormally low. These hormones are needed for growth, development and metabolism.

  • Meckel's diverticulosis

    Meckel's diverticulum is an outpouching or bulge in the lower part of the small intestine. The bulge is congenital (present at birth) and is a leftover of the umbilical cord.

  • Bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Cystitis
  • Influenza

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel cold or chilly?

  • Are there people around you with the same symptoms?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

  • Do you have any rash on your skin?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

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Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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