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Old 04-14-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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Question below normal temperature questions

Two separate questions...

If someone usually runs below normal temperature, anybody know of any causes?

If you normally run 98.6 and run below temp while sick, does that indicate a fever?(instead of running above 98.6, running below it)

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Old 04-14-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: below normal temperature questions

A lot of different things can contribute to body temperature including the time of day, hormones, and your metabolism rate. Everyone is different. "normal" range is about 97-100 degrees. Lower body temperature can also be a sign of thyroid problems but I wouldn't be worried. You temperature is also lower in the morning and just before you go to bed. Many people have a lower body temperature. Mine is usually between 95 and 98. As for a temperature falling when you are sick...I'm not sure about that one.

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Old 04-15-2005, 07:48 AM   #3
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Re: below normal temperature questions

All I can say is that sometimes a low temp. indicates a lowered resistance. For instance if you've been sick, then you get well, as soon as you are better your temp. may be down for a day. I don't know if it means anything if you've BEEN well and then it drops. If you are female, your body temp. will drop by an AVERAGE of .4 degrees the day you get your period until you ovulate, then it will rise again. Basketball up there answered the best, I just added a few extras. (yea, yea, I know it's bsktballin33, but I prefer "basketball"! )

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Re: below normal temperature questions

Thyroid problems can cause low temperature. Best to get thyroid checked out.

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Re: below normal temperature questions

Thank you everyone. I appreciate all the info!

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