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Why would I need to check an oral temperature?

The most common reason to check an oral temperature is to detect a fever or an elevation of body temperature. Sometime, women will check an oral temperture, using a special thermometer, first thing in the morning, before getting out of bed, as part of a fertility awareness program.

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