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my wife has a body temp of 95.7 and she is cool and clammy

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my wife has a body temp of 95.7 and she is cool and clammy with a little bit of sweating.

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Does she have any medical problems or take any medication?

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What other symptoms does she have?

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What type of thermometer was used -- oral, ear, rectal, etc?

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RickMD : I am online and happy to help you with your question today.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

When she was a teenager she had a tumor removed left side of her face. She needs to have a laminectomy done on her lower back (i believe L4-L5).
She started her period.


She got up this morning and she had to sit down because she said everything was going black and she felt like she was abought to faint.


She is taking no prescribed meds. She has nkda.She has had moderate to severe lower back pain for about 5 months.


Used a thermometer that you scan over the skin of the head.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Did you get my last reply?

Sorry. I was offline dealing with my daughter who is 8 months pregnant and is sick :(

Low body temperature can be a sign of thyroid problems.

That being said, from what you have posted, I think the best course of action would be to take your wife to the ER for evaluation. Almost passing out is a sign that something, be it dehydration, low blood pressure, heart issues etc, is going on.

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