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What does it mean if your body temperature is lower than 98.6?

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What does it mean if your body temperature is lower than 98.6?

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Your body temperature being below 98 means one of the following....

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1. You had something cool to drink before taking your temperature.

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2. you have been outside and you are cold

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3. your normal body temperature is less than the published 98 plus for the rest of the population

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4. there is a very small chance it could indicate a thyroid problem. this is the lease likely of the four.

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to me, as a physician, it means nothing absent other symptoms.

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