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16 Oct 2011

Temperature
my normal temperature reading is always about 35.5 and when I am not feeling well and feel as though I have a fever it only goes up to 37. So no-one believes that I do have a fever.

I thought there was something wrong with my thermometer so went to the chemist with an ear reading and it also gave 35.

What is the reason for such a low reading?
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CyberDoc
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01 Jan 0001

The usual devices do have a small discrepency. To test for body core temperature, you can also have a trans-anal temperature reading done. A temperature of 35 degrees celsius is still considered normal. If it is below 35 degrees, it is called hypothermia.

I therefore, do not think that you have anything to be concerned about but you can ask your doctor to have your thyroid levels checked, as this can cause lower body temperatures.

Regards





Dr Anrich
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