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Subnormal Body Temperature Causes
Every night my body temperature rises. I don't feel the warmth of my own body but other people do. I physically heat up. Should I get checked? Causes?
Sure: Invest in a good thermometer to track your temperature and make sure you just don't "feel" hot. If you do indeed have a fever, it is your body telling you something is wrong. Then bring in the readings to your dr. And get an evaluation to find out why your temp is high. Common causes are underlying infections, and possible thyroid disorders can cause temp fluctuations. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a body temperature of 99.6-99.8 my entire life. What causes one to have a higher than average body temperature?
Infection: Common reaction to viral, or bacterial, infection is for the body to raise core temperature and create a fever, but just because textbook is 98.6F does not mean your temp, stays they're normally. There is a variance throughout the day. Ovulation can increase temperature a little but doubt you would measure it reliably. Where you take temp axillary, oral, forehead, ear also makes a difference ...Read more
I can't seem to regulate my body temperature. I get extremely hot then ice cold and it happens most at night. What would cause this is happen?
Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold conditions, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid gland dysfunction, acute brain injuries such as stroke or trauma, spinal cord injury, or brain tumor. Low body temperature is defined as body temperature less than 36 degrees celcius or 95 degrees farenheit. ...Read more
Variety: Hypothermia or low body temperature can be caused by endocrine disorders, most commonly hypothyroid, infection or exposure to prolonged elements. The thyroid is responsible for our temperature regulation and our metabolism, among other things. Low circulating levels of the active compound can make us feel weak, cold, gain weight, etc. More commonly in elders they have hypothermia with infection. ...Read more
Low body temperature: The vast majority of low temperatures in adults are actually normal. We say 98.6 is the normal temperature, but actually normal is a range from approximately 97 to 99. The rare pathologic and clinically significant causes of low body temperature are hypothyroidism, hypothermia, severe infection in the blood stream, shock, and the period just after a high fever (often your body overcools itself). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fever: Heat strokeGet a more detailed answer ›
Low temperature: Low body temperature may be caused by heat loss from the body due to environmental exposure. Secondary causes of hypothermia in young people can be related to problems with the body's ability to regulate heat, as occurs in stroke or neurologic injury, spinal cord injury, low blood sugar, and in alcoholics or mentally ill who do not seek shelter from lack of recognition of cold. ...Read more
Low body temperature when I woke this morn it's 96.8 when I went to bed it was 97.3 I'm not cold so what could cause this?
The temperature values are OK and you feel OK.
What is worrying you?
Why are you measuring you body temperature when you are feeling quite well? ...Read more
When temperature taken, it ranges from 96.9 to 98. But face and skin feel warm. Should I be concerned about body temperature being too low? Causes?
Basal temperature: Your temperature is not lower at ovulation it is your baseline temperature. After ovulation you have an increase in temperature by about 1/2 to 1 degree caused by progesterone. If you are not pregnant your tempaerature will return to the basal level when your next period starts. Some people note a slight drop in temp just prior to ovulation but this is not consistent. ...Read more
No (not directly): If a person become seriously infected (septic) while on an immunospressant they can have a low body temperature. Drugs that directly cause low body temperature include meds for anxiety, depression, alcohol, beta blockers, opiods, and general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: There is a mild rise in temp from increased hormone (primarily catecholamines) release during extreme stress. In extreme hyperthyroidism temperature can rise to 41 C due to increased metabolic activity of cells! Fever with infection is generally caused by incredibly small rises in interleukin 6 and interleukin 1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a sudden lower than normal body temperature with chills and shivers - what could cause this?
A number of things: There are many possible reasons for chills, and it may just be an idiosyncratic thing; however, one concern would be for an infection. If it persists or has other accompanying symptoms, seek medical attention urgently. ...Read more
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