A 32-year-old female asked:
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can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism? mine between 96.08-97.7 (35.6-36.5) for last 16 days. thank you very much!

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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 of up to a degree f above and below thew average are common.
Answered on Oct 12, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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If hypothyroidism is significant enough to drop the body temperature, it would be expected to blunt the normal daily temperature variation and keep it subnormal for most if not all day. It would also not correct until treatment is undertaken.
Oct 12, 2013

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