Chills and rapid body temperature changes are usually a sign that something is not right. Influenza and the common cold also cause these symptoms. Most people can ride these diseases out without long-term consequences. Once in a while, however, these symptoms are a sign of lymphoma. It's certainly not the only diagnosis. It isn't even the most common cause of temperature fluctuations. But any out-of-the-ordinary signs such as these are enough to see a doctor for. Be especially concerned if they last longer than the few days it usually takes to get over a cold or flu.
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