A 36-year-old female asked:
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is a low grade fever (not above 99.9) an early sign of pregnancy? i'm 8 dpo, and have had this for 6 days. no other feelings of illness.

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Dr. Mark Perloe
44 years experience Fertility Medicine
Temp Rise after O: Your temperature will normally rise about 0.5 to 1 degree after ovulation due to a rise in progesterone levels. It is not likely that it will rise further with pregnancy. But a sustained temperature rise of more than 16 days is a pretty good sign that your are pregnant.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
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