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Fatigue, rapid weight gain, have continuous low body temperature, wake up with hot flashes. Is low body temperature related to thyroid?

hi;i am wondering if low body temperature has to do with thyroid function. i am 34 years old; and i have been feeling tired and gaining weight fast. even when i try to lose weight i can t lose much. so i was reading about hypothyroidism and started taking my body temperature. at rising it was 97.6 and in the evening it was 97.3. around 10pm i am usually very cold body temp around 97.3 and around 3am or so i wake up with hot flashes but haven t tested that body temperature yet.
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hi this is Dr.Zahirhussain ,surgical endocrinolgist from chennai
in hypothyroidism you may feel intolerance to cold and gaining wait .feeling tired may be indication for hypothyroidism,You have check thyroid function test (ft3 ,ft4 TSH) see the level and confirm hypothyroidism if u have hypothyroidism u have to check antithyroid antibodies to rule out thyroiditis which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and also u take ultrasongram neck to rule out any nodules and cosult a endocrinologist with thyroid function test
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