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Hello Dr Bray. I normally...
Hello Dr Bray. I normally have a temp around 97.2 - 97.8 with the digital thermometer I use. I was curious if I am using that same thermometer and today it said I had a temp of 98.4, would you consider me to have an elevated temp, or a fever. Thanks, Dr
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Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 3 years ago
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Hello!

No -- you are fine. Temperature variation is a normal occuramce. Normal is a range actually ---98.6 plus or minus 1.3 degreea

So technically you are in normal range to be between 97.3 to 99.9...

A fever would be 100.0...

So your temp today of 98.4 is normal..not a fever at all!!

I hope that this helps.Let me know if you have further questions or concerns.Best Regards!

Anthony Bray MD

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
i read where appendicitis has a symptom of "low level fever" Would my slightly elevated reading today be considered a " low level fever" ? I think the answer you will give is No, but i wanted to check.
Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 3 years ago

Hello again...

You do not have a fever!! Your temperature is normal range and this does not represent any sign of appendicitis !!

Try not to worry here!!

Take Care!

Anthony Bray MD

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Thnks Dr Bray.
Doctor: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 3 years ago

You are very welcome!

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