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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Hypothyroidism: YOur sister's symptoms may suggest inadequately treated hypothyroidism. I would definitely suggest she see her provider and check her thyroid functio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
diurnal variation: Normal biorhythms are often reflected in a core body temperature at its lowest in the early am and highest in the mid to late afternoon. Variations o ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: If you have no other symptoms, it's likely benign .....
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: Yes but you should work with your doctor when adjusting your thyroxine dose.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
20 years experience Critical Care
Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
20 years experience Critical Care
It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Hypothermia: Low body temperature can be environmental due to exposure, particularly wet cold conditions. Hypothyroidism is the most common metabolic condition ass ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How low?: A temperature slightly, up to 1 degree F, lower than the "normal" is okay if you have no symptoms. You may consult this site for more information on t ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone problems: An underactive thyroid is the most common and easily treatable cause. Other hormones can affect temperature as well. Women generally have a higher b ... Read More
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