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Is a body temperature of 97 F normal?

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The normal range of body temperatures is from 97.8 to 99 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. A low body temperature is not considered hypothermia unless it is below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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A person with a body temperature less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit has hypothermia, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. A person has a fever if his temperature is greater than 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit. A person's body temperature changes by as much as one degree throughout the day. Body temperature also depends on exercise, gender and food intake. A woman's body temperature changes throughout her menstrual cycle.

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