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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism mine between 96.08-97.7 for the last 18 mornings (before rising).

Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism mine between 96.08-97.7 for the last 18 mornings (before rising).

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. Tsh testing will be the most sensitive test to diagnose hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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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!

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!

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. ...Read more

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Due to my hypothyroidism, how do I best control my body temperature, considering the factors of humid climates?

Due to my hypothyroidism, how do I best control my body temperature, considering the factors of humid climates?

Control: You need to have your thyroid level checked regularly (about every three months) to make certain that your thyroid levels are normal. Sun exposure and humid climates strongly suggest that you use sunscreen and clothing appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal body temperature with hypothyroidism?

Is it possible to have a normal body temperature with hypothyroidism?

Usually: If you're on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement, your body temperature should be relatively normal. ...Read more

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What could cause constant high body temperature?

What could cause constant high body temperature?

Many things: see MD: There are many reasons for a high temperature: infection, thyroid problems would be some of the reasons for this. A thorough check up by an md is warranted to help you find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it bad to have high body temperature during pregnency?

Is it bad to have high body temperature during pregnency?

Yes, but...: You have been waiting a while for an answer, and this is not my specialty, but no a high fever is not good while pregnant. Of course it depends on how high and for how long. I see no reason to put off a visit to an md. ...Read more

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Why do we have a high body temperature while sleeping?

Why do we have a high body temperature while sleeping?

We don't.: Most people don't run a higher temp while sleeping. It's the same as usual, because we are mammals, warm-blooded, and maintain homeostasis. During certain parts of sleep, the body temperature regulation temporarily stops, but those times are pretty short and don't change the overall body temp. Most people sleep a little better when the room temperature is a little cooler than during the day. ...Read more

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When you have a hot flash from menopause is your body temperature actually high like a fever?

When you have a hot flash from menopause is your body temperature actually high like a fever?

No: Your skin temperature changes from blood vessels in the surface of the skin dilating and pushing more warm blood to the surface. Your core body temperature does not increase like a fever. ...Read more

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What is the explanation for a person sufferinn from low body temperature and feeling cold (96.5-96.7f) after having episodes of high grade fever (101f?

Post infection: It is not unusual to have post infection fatigue,clamminess and low body temperature after the febrile period of the infection has resolved. This post viral state can last a week or more. ...Read more

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High body temperature in the summer. What antiperspirant is best?

There is not one: I believe your body needs to perspire, using a product that limits that is acting against a natural process. If concerned about odor, use a deodorant. ...Read more

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Cough with shivering at night and high body temperature, sweats?

Cough with shivering at night and high body temperature, sweats?

See doctor...: It sounds like you have an infection of some sort. See your doctor to get diagnosed and treated. If you have shortness of breath, go to the er asap. Possible diagnoses include acute bronchitis, pneumonia or even tb, depending on other symptoms present and the result of tests like lab work, chest x-ray, etc. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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I am having high body temperature and unusual pain on my stomach region?

I am having high body temperature and unusual pain on my stomach region?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds potentially quite serious and without further info and the ability to examine you and order tests there is no way in which to diagnose this over the internet. Go see somebody before this gets more severe. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more