Why It Is Done
Body temperature is checked to:
- Detect fever.
- Detect abnormally low
body temperature (hypothermia) in people who have been exposed to
- Detect abnormally high body temperature (hyperthermia) in
people who have been exposed to heat.
- Help monitor the
effectiveness of a fever-reducing medicine.
- Help plan for pregnancy
by determining if a woman is ovulating.
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
January 18, 2013
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