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Doctor insights on: Rectal Temperature Temp

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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 everybodys normal temperature 98.6? When is the best time to determine mine? My temp. Runs in 97.6.

No.: No. My normal temperature is the same as yours. Your temperature can vary depending on what time of day you take it. There is no right time to take it. ...Read more

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My temperature is 96.2 and I have had bronchitis & am getting better. Should I worry about the low temp?

My temperature is 96.2 and I have had bronchitis & am getting better. Should I worry about the low temp?

With most illnesses: ...Whether you have a fever, or what your temperature is exactly, is one of the least important pieces of information. How you are feeling, how well you are breathing, is actually far more important. ...Read more

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Is 35.5 degrees celcious a normal temperature in a 20 year old male? Fluctuating temp high and low as high as 40 degrees celcious

Is 35.5 degrees celcious a normal temperature in a 20 year old male? Fluctuating temp high and low as high as 40 degrees celcious

Not normaly.: Normal temperature in a 20 yr male should be 37 deg celcius or 98 deg f. There is a large variability in the technique used to measure temperature. 40 is high. There are medical conditions which can cause this. Please get help. ...Read more

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My oral temperature is pretty much ALWAYS 37.1. I was told oral temp is cooler. So surely this means I always have a temperature?

My oral temperature is pretty much ALWAYS 37.1. I was told oral temp is cooler. So surely this means I always have a temperature?

I'll try to clarify!: While oral temp. Is lower than rectal temp, you may be confusing "having a temperature" with "having a fever". 37.1 isn't considered a fever and isn't a sign of illness. Also, while 37. 0 is the AVERAGE temp, NORMAL temp. Can range from 36.4 to 37.6 degrees C. You're actually unusual in having the same temp ALWAYS, since most people's temp ranges plus or minus about 0.5 degrees C. ...Read more

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What is happening to me? My face is constantly flushed and hot. So is my body surface temp but I took my temperature, it turns out to be normal.

What is happening to me? My face is constantly flushed and hot. So is my body surface temp but I took my temperature, it turns out to be normal.

Flushing & Allergies: Facial flushing and feeling hot could be due to stress, medications or other substances. It could even be due to weather or environmental exposures and might be due to allergies. Without more detailed information than what you provided here, it would be impossible to give detailed advice. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Today my body temperature is usually from 96.8 -97.0, once it was 95.7, a few times it was 97.2 and twice it was 97.5. Is it abnormal? Is it low temp?

Today my body temperature is usually from 96.8 -97.0, once it was 95.7, a few times it was 97.2 and twice it was 97.5. Is it abnormal? Is it low temp?

Normal temperature: Temperatures in this range usually are not abnormal. If consistently under 96 it could be a sign of underactive thyroid gland. Probably all is OK but to be maximally safe, discuss this with your doctor, especially if you also have low energy, weight gain, or hair loss. FYI, 98.6 is the average human temperature, but slightly lower or higher levels aren't necessarily abnormal, especially low ones. ...Read more

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I rarely get sick, and my temperature is always low. Would a normal temp be a fever in me?

I rarely get sick, and my temperature is always low. Would a normal temp be a fever in me?

Fever: Not necessarily. Depends upon the manner in which you are taking your temperature (oral, axillary, rectal, etc.) and the time of day. It is generally assumed that if your temperature exceeds 100 degrees that this is not normal. Some people may have lower body temps than others, sometimes due to metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?

If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?

No: Doctors prefer to look at signs and symptoms instead of a number from a thermometer. We don't worry about a temperature in the 98 degree range in a normal person. ...Read more

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16dpo my temp drop to 97.61 and 17dpo temp rise to 97.72 with pinkish spotting is my temperature suppose to rise again?

16dpo my temp drop to 97.61 and 17dpo temp rise to 97.72 with pinkish spotting is my temperature suppose to rise again?

Both are low: If one takes Clomid (clomiphene) to induce ovulation ovulation usually occurs 6-7 days after the 5 day course. Fertility is highest when one has intercourse the day before ovulation when the cervical mucous strings between the finger and thumb and doesn't break. The day of ovulation the t generally rises and stays a little higher. If one is vit d3 deficient the t is often low and fertility is decreased. ...Read more

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Throughout my life, my body temperature has been about 96.6. What does it mean that my temp is significantly outside of normal ranges?

Throughout my life, my body temperature has been about 96.6. What does it mean that my temp is significantly outside of normal ranges?

Not much usually.: Hypothyroidism can be the cause of low body temp. If that is not your problem, many people normally run a low temp. 98.6 is just the median range for a normal temp, many people are above and below that. ...Read more

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How long does HIV remain active once it outside of it's host. Aside from temperature fluxations, what is the average time depending on regular temp?

How long does HIV remain active once it outside of it's host. Aside from temperature fluxations, what is the average time depending on regular temp?

Not long: Hiv does not typically live very long outside it's host, mainly because it requires a temperature of 98.6 degrees, give or take a degree or two, to survive and flourish. It can live anywhere from several minutes to a few hours on surfaces, depending on the surface and the environmental conditions. Many soaps, bleach, and peroxide will kill the virus on surfaces. Beware of used syringes, however. ...Read more

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I was at work (temp 71) wearing jeans/tee and suddenly was cold. I checked my temperature and it was 92. I am warm now but what could this have been?

I was at work (temp 71) wearing jeans/tee and suddenly was cold. I checked my temperature and it was 92. I am warm now but what could this have been?

Incorrect reading: I suspect the temperate was either taken improperly or the thermometer is incorrect; you may want to compare that reading to a different thermometer. A body temperature of 92F is what you see in moderate to severe hypothermia whether from cold exposure or shock, and it can result in death. Some people's body temperature varies naturally but not below 96 to 97 or so. ...Read more

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I've heard eating or taking a hot shower can temporarily affect body temperature. By how much and how long should I wait after either to take my temp?

I've heard eating or taking a hot shower can temporarily affect body temperature. By how much and how long should I wait after either to take my temp?

This is an: Interesting question that I've never heard asked or answered before so I will give you my best educated guess: I would say an hour. It is very possible your temperature will be normal sooner than that, but I would think an hour would allow things to normalize. I can't imagine there is actually any experimental or scientific literature on this question. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?

If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?

Feeling feverish?: Everyone is unique -from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' & in your case u seem to run at 97.6? - Note that the body temp goes up & down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). I think u would KNOW IT if u had a fever -there should be a subjective feeling of that. I wouldn't trust a 'number' from a thermometer, it needs to correlate ...Read more

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What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.

What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.

Exactly what is temp: How high is your temperature? Undulating fever (greater than 101 F) can indicate ongoing systemic infection. Low grade temperature 99- 101 may be viral, depending on symptoms. Time for an exam and blood/urine testing. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of fever like symptoms (chills, etc.) without an actual temperature (my temp is 98.6 right now)?

What could be the cause of fever like symptoms (chills, etc.) without an actual temperature (my temp is 98.6 right now)?

Still a fever first.: Interestingly, if you're checking your temperature when you have the chills or shakes, it might be normal as these symptoms mean your body is breaking the fever. Check your temperature when you're NOT feeling these symptoms and see if it's elevated. ...Read more

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I measure bbt. I had 3 risen temperatures for 3 days after ovulation (14th day) & then low temp for 5 days until today. Is it normal? What to expect?

I measure bbt. I had 3 risen temperatures for 3 days after ovulation (14th day) & then low temp for 5 days until today. Is it normal? What to expect?

Normal: What you described is normal variation during a menstrual cycle and you should expect a normal next cycle unless you engaged in sex at the fertile period, in which case you could be pregnant. If you miss your period, do a home test 4-5 days after missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit, carefully. ...Read more

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For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. Of a fever? What is low body temp. Range? What is the high body temp. Range?

For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. Of a fever? What is low body temp. Range? What is the high body temp. Range?

Wide range: There is a wide range of 'normal' temperatures for an adult - from 95 through 100 can be normal. Above 101 is what I would consider a fever that would be related to infection. ...Read more

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Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks? The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks? The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Can be normal: You don't need anything at all to see this is older folks. Trusting they are not hypothyroid, but if they are getting around okay, I would draw no conclusion. Different folks have different baselines and some older folks normally run a bit cooler ...Read more

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Take my temp. Several times with digital thermom. Axilar temperature 95.4F, oral temp 97.9F.I know axilar is lower and not accurate but why so low? Txs

Take my temp. Several times with digital thermom. Axilar temperature 95.4F, oral temp 97.9F.I know axilar is lower and not accurate but why so low? Txs

Thermometer problems: There are several factors that could explain this discrepancy between an axillary and oral temp. One might be the time you take to record each measurement. Another could be the calibration or settings of the thermometer. Temp naturally varies according to the time of day-- warmer in p.m., cooler in early a.m. Have you tried different positions in the armpit to get the highest (& best) reading? ...Read more

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