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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more