Chills mean a feeling of being cold which often occurs with fever and causes shivering or shaking. Chills are generally associated with the following conditions like meningitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, and malaria. Chills are one-way body raises its core temperatures, and it is an involuntary body response.

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I had vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain, but my stools became firm after taking Pepto-Bismol. Should I continue the medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, and last two days before, I vomited approximately seven times. I had chills, fever, and stomach pain. The following day I had diarrhea. I noticed the stool smelled like sulfur and was yellow and primarily liquid. I have had diarrhea for a few days. One day I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.I am reviewing your case history in detail. Kindly respond after getting my detailed response.Thank you.  Read Full »

I have cold chills, body aches, fatigue, sweats, and fever at night. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have cold chills, body aches, fatigue, sweats, and fever at night. I am not sure what I have. What could be the reason?Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These symptoms are suggestive of an infectious disease condition. However, this diagnosis cannot be narrowed down unless we investigate further. 1. When are you getting these symptoms? 2. How did it start? All symptoms together, or one symptom earlier than the othe...  Read Full »

What could be the reason when an elderly person throws up with cold and chill?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 92 years old. He had been throwing up with cold chills, hot flashes, coughing up lots of phlegm, sore throat, back, and stomach pain. But there is no fever. What should we do? What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your query I must admit that the first possibility is of pneumonia or lower respiratory tract infection. As he is having all signs of pneumonia other than fever. It should be ruled out with a chest x-ray and complete blood count. With the advancem...  Read Full »

I suffer from chills, stuffy nose, fever, and headache that worsened with changing posture. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffered from chills, stuffy nose, and fever in the evening around three days ago. I felt exhausted the following morning, but after eating, everything was alright. However, I began having a headache that evening which worsened when I got up, sat down, and while lying down. Also, my eye...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection or sinusitis-like infective condition. So, I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Take a tablet like Levocetirizine (antih...  Read Full »

I developed razor rashes in the pubic area and got chills in premenstrual syndrome. Are they related?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I shaved my pubic area recently. I developed razor rashes and have been using Vagisil and Aloe to help. However, today I developed premenstrual symptoms. But this is the first time I have had chills in premenstrual symptoms.Currently, I am on Claratin (Loradatine) tab...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms suggest vaginitis (vaginal infection), mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, an...  Read Full »

I had emergency surgery to install a stent in my right kidney. I have chills and shaking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had emergency surgery three days ago to install a stent in my right kidney, as a large stone (with three behind it) was blocking the flow. My kidney was infected. I have the stent in place and am now home with a week's prescription of antibiotics Auro-Cefixime (Cefixime). I take Advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This fever is due to an infection in the urinary tract. The stent is inside, but despite this, you got a fever. What you need now is admission to the hospital and catheterization to your bladder for optimum drainage. Urine culture and blood culture are to be sent. Yo...  Read Full »

I have fever and chills since last night. Please suggest me what should I do.

Query: Hello doctor, I vomited two to three times yesterday. I have been feeling very cold and am shivering since midnight. I checked my temperature, it is 101 degree Fahrenheit. I have to catch a flight tomorrow. Please suggest what should I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern,I assume that since you have a flight tomorrow, you might have got your RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) COVID test done by now and it must have been negative since you have not mentioned it in your query. Conside...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the frequent urge to urinate?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a pain in the lower part of my stomach. I also have an urge to urinate but, feel that the urine is not coming through. It happened to me quite a few times now. Can you explain what is causing this and also suggest a medicine. I am on regular medications for thyroid, migraine, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of a pain and an urge to urinate can happen due to the following possibilities: A renal stone coming down. A urinary infection. Prostate problems. Give me the following details: What is your age? Since how many days do you have this problem? Do you have any o...  Read Full »

Will constipation cause extreme pain on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme and sharp stomach pain on the right side. I also have constipation and chills. I have had these symptoms for three days now. I have just had urinalysis. I have the reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such pain can be due to acidity or constipation. Because as you mentioned, you are constipated, so there is bowel obstruction and formation of gases. That is causing all this pain. I would suggest you attach your reports. I will check and let you know further. I ...  Read Full »

Is fever with chills and painful menstrual bleeding indicative of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost 25 lbs quickly with no effort. I have managed to keep my weight up with a high-calorie diet. I get low-grade fever, chills, night sweats. Nine months back, I had no mass on CT and ultrasound. As I had worsening painful periods took another ultrasound last month, which showed a com...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms that you give, such as fever, chills, low backache, abdominal ache, painful menses, increased frequency of urine, indicate painful intercourse, and all hint towards pelvic inflammatory disease. The presence of a complex adnexal mass near the right ovary ...  Read Full »

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