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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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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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Is it okay to have a body temperature of 96.7? What does a lower body temperature usually indicate?

Yes: Yes, body temperature can slightly fluctuate. This fluctuation can also be related to your menstrual cycle. That temp is not concerning unless you have other symptoms or something else going on because a lot of the time depending on which thermometer you used and how it was measured it is not entirely accurate. ...Read more

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Is it weird that I have a low body temperature?

Is it weird that I 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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Is it normal to have a low temperature and yet be pregnant?

Is it normal to have a low temperature and yet be pregnant?

Yes: The temp spike seen with ovulation is not universal and the temperature of 98.6 is not the base line for everyone. Go by your menstral cycle and a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is a normal body tempature. Like within what range is normal to be considered a temp. Or slight temp?

Depends upon site: Check out http://www.Welchallyn.Com/documents/thermometry/sm2556_rev_b_temp_chart_card_olc.Pdf for range of body temperature according to site. ...Read more

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Is it normal that to have elevated body temperature one week prior to your period?

Is it normal that to have elevated body temperature one week prior to your period?

Progesterone: This is the basis of the basal body temperature to estimate when ovulation occurs. When an egg is released, the ovary starts making Progesterone which has a thermogenic effect in that it raises basal body temperature approximately one degree. ...Read more

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If my normal body temperature is 97.2°F what would be considered a fever in me?

If my normal body temperature is 97.2°F what would be considered a fever in me?

Fever: 100.4 F is considered a fever for everyone. We all have a slight variation from 98.6 F which is a statistically derived normal temperature. By convention 100.4 F is deemed an abnormal temperature or a fever. We do not adjust that definition for individuals. ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to have a very low basal temp after one treatment for hypothyroid?

Is it normal to have a very low basal temp after one treatment for hypothyroid?

Yes: It's takes several weeks of daily dose intake to achieve reasonable thyroid levels in your system. Low basal body temperature is indicative of under treatment in this context. ...Read more

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Why would a child have a low body temperature?

Why would a child 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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Is a rectal temperature 1° higher than a normal temp? Also what time does the body temperature peek?. Do tod dlers have a higher body temperature?

Core Temperature: A recital temperature is considered a core temperature, or as-good-as-it-gets. So stick with the temperature you see. Also, toddlers typically feel warm, but their body temperature is the same as anyone else. ...Read more

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Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?

Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from your heart, which is why your hands and feet typically get cold first. Since the penis is sticking out from the body, it can also become cold too. Now if you are having pain, discoloration, or anything else unusual, certainly see a physician. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a patient to have sepsis if there is noemal temp, normal WBC, normal CRP and normal platelet count?

How likely is it for a patient to have sepsis if there is noemal temp, normal WBC, normal CRP and normal platelet count?

It would surprise me: Bacteria grow from the blood from time to time in health. If the white cells also appear normal, and there's no other symptoms or signs of sepsis, I'd doubt it. How are you / the person involved feeling now? ...Read more

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If 95.3 F is my normal body temperature, whats considered low body temperature for me?

97-99 is normal: but range varies, and rectal temps are 1 degree fairenhet higher, now if you just drank cold drink it will reflect in mouth readings, wait 5 minutes , if still cold , get labs to check for anemia and thyroid [cbc,serum iron,ferritin, tibc, and tsh ] espec. if feel cold/weak and rapid heart rate[over 90] ...Read more

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Hypothermia (Definition)

A condition characterized by a low body temperature that can be due to ...Read more