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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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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Its worth having your doctor take a look just to be safe.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily chang ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
If you have a low...: "set point", you can still produce a rise from this.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
No: But you also don't give us a temperature. Hard to answer accurately.
A 31-year-old member 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 female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Temp. regulation: Our bodies need to stay at an even temperature to function properly. When you are in very cold air conditioning you may start shivering even to increa ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Abdominal pain: Any unexplained abdominal pain that is severe, lasts more than a few days, or associated with fever should be professionally examined. Without more in ... Read More
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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