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Body temperature can vary throughout the day. Also, rectal temperature is more accurate than oral temps.
I would suggest taking rectal temperatures at various time during the day and then recording them. In addition, I would make some notes as to how you are feeling at that time in general. Next time you see your doctor, show her these data.
One thing your doctor may want to test is the status of your thyroid as this can case changes in body temperature.
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