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What Does A Low Body Temperature Mean
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
Longevity: There are some theories that a lower body temperature may be associated with longer life span. ...Read more
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
Dehydration: This could be a sign of dehydration. Higher salt concentrations in sweat may indicate less water available to cool the body naturally through sweat or another metabolic abnormality. Be sure to hydrate well and if this persists it may be a good idea to schedule a check up & physical with your doctor to ensure everything is okay. ...Read more
Broken thermometer: More likely to have a broken thermometer or incorrectly used thermometer rather than truly low core temperature as suggested by your reading. Why did you check in the first place? If you're well, probably nothing to worry about. If you're not well, then go see your family doc for true reading, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Body temp: Depends on what you all normal. Some just have lower levels and others higher. Can mean you are cold. ...Read more
A body temp of 96.2: is in the normal range, even taking into account the different ways of measuring body temperature. While mononucleosis is a viral infection that often causes fever, it isn't always the case. During the recovery period, usually the fever dissipates. Thus, your body temp of 96.2 is nothing to be concerned about. Dr. Anne ...Read more
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
Leeding: Low hemog.Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body type : Low metabolism people are very efficient in conserving calories, so they need very few calories to function, the unused calories become fat. High metabolism people need lot of calories to function , so they utilize more calories to function. In early days of evolution low metabolism is a advantage since you can eat less to survive, but the situation is now reversed. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more
96.8 F: 37 c is considered the average normal internal temperature in humans. 37 c = 98.6 f. So, 36 c is a little low. Could be that a person is being measured under the arm or on the skin, instead of reflecting the internal temperature. ...Read more
Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs. ...Read more
Many things: You just started a high intensity exercise program two days ago instead of easing into it, influenza (didn't 't get your flu shot-usually with cough and high temps), Mono (exposure to EBV, CMV, or HSSV-6--they"kissing disease", fibromyalgia, rhabdomyolysis (if urine brown, and on statin-stop taking statin, drink lots of water, and go to ER immediately. Get tested for SCLO1B1 (statin myopathy gene) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low thyroid: Low thyroid, or hypothyroidism refers to a low level of thyroid hormone in the body. Thyroid hormone functions as a metabolic hormone, regulating metabolic functions. Thus, if the thyroid hormone level is low you would have less energy, dry skin, constipation, slower heart rate, swelling, metabolic rate depressed, tendency to gain weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytosis is is an increase in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Usually the number is temporary rise in the number of lymphocytes after an infection. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. ...Read more
Below 36.3 oral: The temperature at different parts of the body vary. The core temperature which is closest to that taken rectally is usually higher. The temperature taken in a clinic is usually oral temperature. By averaging people's temperature, it was determined that the normal temp is 36.8 plus or minus 0.5 so it would have a range of 36.3 to 37.3. ...Read more
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