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What Causes Feeling Of Cold All The Time?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: hey why do I stay cold all the time
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I will need more information to help you!

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the question and I am happy to help.

The only thing that I can see is that:

1. You are a 26 year old female
2. You are feeling cold all of the time
3. You have asked some XXXXXXX questions related to an accident

Please give me some more details!
Awaiting

Dr. Tim
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Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle (15 hours later)
I was in a car accident in January and I been still hurting with my legs I did mri came back normal
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I need more information...

Detailed Answer:
Did you have any injury to your head such as a concussion?
Besides feeling cold, what are your other symptoms?

Please also restate your exact question.

Dr. Tim
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Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle (9 minutes later)
headache and legs swelling and lower back
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible head injury and neurologic injury

Detailed Answer:
It sounds like you had a significant accident with multiple injuries. You may, in fact, have hit your head and had some injury that was not detected on the initial evaluation. While everyone is focusing on your back and legs, the symptoms of headache and feeling cold all of the time deserve some attention.

When a female states that they 'feel cold all the time', the first thing that we consider checking is your thyroid function. Thyroid disease is common and much more common in women than in men. This is easy to check with a blood test.

Also, there may have been injury during the accident that caused problems related to temperature instability. This might very well be related to a head injury. You need:

1. A visit with your primary doctor to check labs including your thyroid
2. They need to order imaging of your head - you had a traumatic accident and have a headache. This cannot be ignored

Does this help?
Dr. Tim
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Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle (15 minutes later)
they told me I had thyroid but it wasnt nothing to worry bout but I am still having headache and legs swelling
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please clarify...

Detailed Answer:
What do you mean about the thyroid - do you have a problem with your thyroid?

Dr. Tim
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle (18 minutes later)
Yes I do have thyroid they said it a lit segs on the left side
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to see a primary doctor

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back Dear,

If you have a primary doctor, please make an appointment. Make sure that they address:

1. Thyroid issues - if your thyroid is not behaving normally, then you might feel 'cold' all the time

2. The back pain and leg swelling. This could be related to your thyroid and not your accident. This would be easy to sort out

3. Since you haven't mentioned, I am assuming you are not pregnant because women get leg swelling in pregnancy too.

Dr. Tim
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Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle (49 minutes later)
No I am not pregnancy they told me that my thyroid is not related to my legs and back I don't know what the believe I went to a thyroid doctor
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Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
An orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon

Detailed Answer:
If there is no concern about your thyroid, then I would recommend that you get a neurosurgery consult. They can address the back as well as address whether or not there are neurologic explanations for the swelling and feeling of coldness.

I hope that this helps and I wish you the best of luck!
Dr. Tim
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What Causes Feeling Of Cold All The Time?

Brief Answer: I will need more information to help you! Detailed Answer: Thank you for the question and I am happy to help. The only thing that I can see is that: 1. You are a 26 year old female 2. You are feeling cold all of the time 3. You have asked some XXXXXXX questions related to an accident Please give me some more details! Awaiting Dr. Tim