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Shivering: Introduction

Shivering refers to the shaking of the skin usually related to cold, or the perception of cold. A high fever can also give you the chills and cause shivering, despite a high body temperature, and there are numerous causes of fever. Other types of body motion that are not really "shivering" include tremor, trembling, twitches, spasms, seizures and so on. Shivering can be a symptom of serious medical conditions and needs prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Shivering:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Shivering. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Shivering

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Causes of Types of Shivering:

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Shivering: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Shivering, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Shivering Treatments

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Stories from Users for Shivering

Real-life user stories relating to Shivering:

Message Boards for Shivering

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Shivering or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Shivering:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Shivering. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance
    • Jaundice associated with shivering may suggest ascending cholangitis or cholecystitis
  • Physical examination
    • Temperature - Shivering may be related to a fever but may also be caused by a low body temperature. Fevers can be due to infection, malignant disease, metabolic disorders (e.g. gout), blood disorders (e.g. hemolytic anemia), vascular disorders (e.g. stroke, brain hemorrhage) or immunological disorders (e.g. lupus). Hypothermia is defined as a fall in the core (i.e. rectal) temperature to below 35 degrees Celsius).
  • more tests...»

Shivering: Animations

Medications or substances causing Shivering:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Shivering as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Chloroprocaine Hydrochloride
  • Nesacaine
  • Nesacaine-MPF
  • Vesanoid
  • Chlorphenesin Carbamate
  • more causes...»

Drug interactions causing Shivering:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Shivering as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Venlafaxine and sibutramine interaction
  • Effexor and sibutramine interaction
  • Effexor XR and sibutramine interaction
  • Venlafaxine and sumatriptan interaction
  • Effexor and sumatriptan interaction
  • more interactions...»

Shivering: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Shivering may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Shivering

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Shivering. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Shivering Assessment Questionnaire (16 listings)

Shivering: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Shivering

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Shivering: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Definitions of Shivering:

A sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Shivering:

The list of organs typically affected by Shivering may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Shivering

The list below shows some of the causes of Shivering mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Shivering?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Shivering. Of the 378 causes of Shivering that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 372 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Shivering:

The following list of conditions have 'Shivering' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Shivering Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Shivering based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Shivering?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Shivering, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Shivering:

    Medical Conditions associated with Shivering:

    Chills (1045 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Sweat symptoms (1699 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Shivering:

    Fever (2274 causes), Cold sweat (223 causes), Tremor (353 causes), Trembling (378 causes), Twitches (57 causes), Chills (1045 causes), Temperature sensitivity (76 causes), Hypothermia (125 causes), Coldness (12 causes), Meningitis (160 causes), Encephailitis, Pelvic abscess, Lung abscesss (33 causes), Pelvic inflammatory disease (28 causes), Malaria, Jaundice (789 causes), cerebral malaria, pneumonia (241 causes), chkungunya fever, dengue fever, Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia

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