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Dr. Ruth Spector answered:

What causes low body temperature in adults?

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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
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what causes low body temperature in an adult?

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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).
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Dr. Nancy M. Durso answered:

What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

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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.
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What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

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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.
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Common causes of low body temperature?

Many

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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.
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Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

No (not directly)

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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.
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Dr. Ziad Akl answered:

What might cause a fever followed by an abnormally low body temperature?

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No one has answered your question so far because we are not aware of such a thing as fever followed by hypothermia.
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Dr. David Hardin answered:

Low body temperature all day, slow wound healing, numbness, and eye floaters. What could be the cause?

Multiple endocrinopathy

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These could be tied into an autoimmune multiple endocrineopathy which effects multiple hormone producing glands hypothyroid effects explain all except the floaters For them see an ophthalmologist for possible retinal detachment which could tie into diabetes or Cushings syndrome
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What is low body temperature?

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the normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees depending on time of day, activity, hormonal cycle etc.. it is found that 97 degrees is the lower limit and below this is hypothermia.
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s low body temperature a bad sign?

Low body temperature

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A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95F (35C) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produce problems for a person.
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