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What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What time is it?: Your temperature varies during the day. It may be around 96 early before you get up and close to 100 on a warm afternoon. 98.6 is an average. If it's cold and you're shivering you're hypothermic--like outside in cold weather or in an unheated house. I hope to keep my temperature above room temperature as long as i can... ...Read more

Low Temperature (Definition)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean to have a low body temperature?

What exactly does it mean to have a low body temperature?

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 can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. ...Read more

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Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

Usaully gut!: Inflammation of the GI tract, usually subclinical, is present in all the seronegative arthopathies. It is also elevated in regional enteritis and crohn's of the small intestine. In an older person, multiple myeloma must be excluded. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low or high metabolism?

What does it mean to have a low or high metabolism?

Body type : Low metabolism people are very efficient in conserving calories, so they need very few calories to function, the unused calories become fat. High metabolism people need lot of calories to function , so they utilize more calories to function. In early days of evolution low metabolism is a advantage since you can eat less to survive, but the situation is now reversed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low ck?

What does it mean to have a  low ck?

Creatine kinase: CK is a phospho-enzyme found in the cardiac/skeletal muscle, brain and lung. This is one of the enzymes that is elevated after a heart attack but can also be influenced by quite a few different medications. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more

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What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

Consistent: These numbers are consistent with you being underweight and undernourished on top of your cycles possibly not being well established as you continue to mature. Malnourishment can certainly be serious. ...Read more

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What is cholesterol. And what does it mean when you have a little higher than normal?

What is cholesterol. And what does it mean when you have a little higher than normal?

Cholestrol: It is the fat you eat in the good and also is made in your body. It builds up in vascular wall to cause blockages leading to stroke and hesrt attack. At your age mildly elevated cholestrol should not be problem as long as you do not have risk factors for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a low white blood cell count? And what does it mean?

Is it bad to have a low white blood cell count? And what does it mean?

Not usually: A low white count is present in about 15% of the population and usually has no clinical significance. Discuss the result with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low body temperature but don't feel sick?

What does it mean to have a low body temperature but don't feel sick?

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 would be helpful if you told us what your temperature was, and how you measured it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? Is it good or bad? And why?

What does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? Is it good or bad? And why?

Viral: Usually if we do a blood count for a person with an infection would look at the total white count as well as the differential. A high white count with a lotto neutrophils suggest bacterial infection whereas a white count with a lot of lymphocytes is more suggestive of ireland flexion. There is no value judgment per se whether it is good or bad. It is relative to the problem at hand. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

Suspect PE: A high level may indicate you have had a pe tho not necesarily acute. Sising levels mean you have one now. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low blood pressure? It sounds like a bad thing to have.

What does it mean to have low blood pressure?  It sounds like a bad thing to have.

Not always..: Low blood pressure is only an issue if you are symptomatic with it. Common sx included fainting or feeling extremely dizzy going from a seated or recumbent position. Virtually all studies suggest an lower , mi or ASHD risk the lower the bp. It should only be treated if you have sx. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high esr?

What does it mean to have a high esr?

Inflammation if goin: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very old test that roughly measures the amount of inflammatory proteins in the blood. These proteins can be due to a rheumatic disease, inflammatory disease or infectious disease. Most important is the context in which it occurs and why the test was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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Is a 7.7 mpv low and if so what does it indicate?

Is a 7.7 mpv low and if so what does it indicate?

Slightly low: Mpv is mean platelet volume. Is reflects the size of the platelets. Young platelets are bigger and tend to shrink as they age. They live an average of 7 days. Lower mpv may mean that your platelets live a little longer or produced little smaller. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high level of dhea-sulfate?

What does it mean when you have a high level of dhea-sulfate?

adrenal source: Dhea sulfate is primarily made in the adrenal glands. A significantly elevated level could indicate a problem of excess hormone secretion by the adrenal glands. It should be evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my MCH is high in a cbc?

What does it mean if my MCH is high in a cbc?

Large red bloodcells: If the MCH level is over 34, this is considered to be too high. The main reason that the MCH level would be too high is because of macrocytic anemia. Macrocytic anemia is a blood disorder in which not enough red blood cells are produced, but the ones that are present are large (thus fitting more hemoglobin). Macrocytic anemia is often caused by having too little vitamin B12 or folic acid. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What time is it?: Your temperature varies during the day. It may be around 96 early before you get up and close to 100 on a warm afternoon. 98.6 is an average. If it's cold and you're shivering you're hypothermic--like outside in cold weather or in an unheated house. I hope to keep my temperature above room temperature as long as i can... ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low body temperature?

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 can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. ...Read more