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98.3.is that a fever?

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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
98.6 is normal: 98.3 is also normal. Generally a fever is anything more than 99.0 F

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What is "milk fever?"

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Mastitis: Milk fever is an old term for mastitis, or inflammation and/or infection of the breast. Your breast(s) may be warm, tender or red. You may feel sick as well. If you have any of these symptoms you need to call your ob/gyn right away.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

What is a normal temp? Mine is usually 98.1-98.3, what would be considered a fever since my temp runs lower?

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Depends: Normal body temperature varies depending on many factors, including age, sex, time of day, ambient temperature, activity level, and others. A raised temperature does not always indicate a fever. A common definition of fever is a core temperature (usually measured rectally) of 99.5-100.9 deg f. "normal" would be 97.7-99.5 deg f.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

My temp is usually around 97.9 and 98. Something but the last 3 or 4 mornings i haven't felt the greatest and its been about 99.5. Is this a fever?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Yes: Slight though. Most likely some infectious (viral) process that is going on. Hopefully, it will go back to normal in a couple of days. Drink plenty of fluids and take extra rest.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Doctors can't seem to find what's wrong with me yet fever for 3 weeks this week it's going down to 99.4 98.8 98.4 am I getting better ?

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Yes: So long your fever is abating and you feel better, then you are. Prolonged fever of unknown origin, tends to remain unknown at times, despite doctors' efforts to rule out different causes, best wishes
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If your temperature is 98.3 is that a fever?

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No: A fever is defined as a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees farenheit.

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