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A 46-year-old male asked:

Is low body temperature also a sign of fever?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Low temperature: Or hypothermia may suggest an infection as fever or high temperature does. Alternate conditions may cause both, but infections are, by far, the most frequent.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

S low body temperature a bad sign?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Low body temperature: A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95f (35c) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produce problems for a person.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do I know if this is a fever if I have a naturally low body temperature?

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 27 years experience
No: But you also don't give us a temperature. Hard to answer accurately.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
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 change that.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have a fever if I have a naturally low body temperature?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
If you have a low...: "set point", you can still produce a rise from this.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you give me advice!! low body temperature and then fever?

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Dr. Claudia Kunrath
Pediatric Critical Care 26 years experience
Infection: Low temperature can be a sign of infection as much as fever. If you are feeling weak, dizzy you should go to your doctor or an emergency room

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