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Kidney Failure and Shivers



Is cold shivers up and down your back a sign of kidney failure? My father has 25% of kidney function left and is not on dialysis. He has these shivers everyday since the doctors removed his left kidney several months ago.


People with kidney failure are less tolerant of the cold, so they could "shiver" when they get a chill.

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Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University