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Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Longevity: There are some theories that a lower body temperature may be associated with longer life span.
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A 47-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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably nothing: If you have low thyroid hormone you may run lower than normal body temps, as well as if you have been out in cold weather for a long time period. It ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on health: Healthy individuals are frequently started at 100 mcg of levothyroxine. Don't use armour thyroid. Less healthy individuals might be started at 50 mc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Below 36.3 oral: The temperature at different parts of the body vary. The core temperature which is closest to that taken rectally is usually higher. The temperature ... 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 48-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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Thyroid: Many people are on the low end of normal. It could be your normal or hypothyroidism. (low). It is most likely fine. I would ask what you are calling l ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Check hormones: Low temperature and changes in menstrual flow may indicate a thyroid imbalance among several other possibilities. A routine TSH level may not this dys ... Read More

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