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Why is my temperature 97.5?

Why is my temperature 97.5?

May be normal: A person who always measures his or her temperature to be 97.5-98.6 degrees when not ill, may be normal at that measurement. At his annual check-up, or at his next blood test, he can ask his doctor to order a thyroid hormone test to be sure it is not low (low thyroid lowers body metabolism/temp.). A person with ill symptoms and lower than usual temp. Should see his doctor soon for an evaluation. ...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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What is temperature?

What is temperature?

A measurement: Thermometers measure body temperature and the normal is 98.6 f. Below that moves towards hypothermia when the body cools abnormally and fever when it goes up. An increased body temp is an indicator of an infection since it is part of the automatic defensive reaction of the body. ...Read more

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Is 96.5 a ok temperature to have?

Is 96.5 a ok temperature to have?

Not if it's real...: It is not ok to have an internal (core) temperature of 96.5 degrees. If a person looks fine and feels fine, the 96.5 is usually an external temperature, or from a thermometer that is reading low. ...Read more

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My usual body temperature is always 97.5/6- on any thermometer. Is this strange that it's so low? Even when I'm sick it never goes above 99°

My usual body temperature is always 97.5/6- on any thermometer. Is this strange that it's so low? Even when I'm sick it never goes above 99°

Normal body temperat: That is still in the range of normal body temperature. You are young and apparently healthy so you probably don't get sick often which is the reason you don't get fevers. A viral illness may only raise your temperature a little bit. ...Read more

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What is the normal skin surface temperature? Internal is 97.5-98.5 most days. Chest temperature is usually 93-95 and warm to the touch is that norm?

What is the normal skin surface temperature?  Internal is 97.5-98.5 most days.  Chest temperature is usually 93-95 and warm to the touch is that norm?

It can vary: In the clinical setting, the most common sites of temperature measurement are the underarm (axilla), rectum, mouth, ear (tympanic) and the forehead; each sites has its own range of normal values. Measuring tactile temps at various points on the body with give you a variety of measurements that are generally not clinically relevant.Normal body temp is approx 98.5 but can vary from person to person. ...Read more