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Altered Body Temperature
When charting basal body temperature each morning to detect ovuation, what type of temperature change would let you know you are ovulating?
98.6 degrees : The normal body temperature has long been thought to be 98.6 degrees fahrenheit, but there are several factors that affect body temperature. Normal body temperature varies by person and can also increase or decrease as a person ages, changes environment, changes diet or alters medication. Temperature readings can also vary slightly based on the method of temperature reading and the time of day. ...Read more
Biphasic: Your normal body temperature is lowest in very early morning, gradually rising through the day to up to 99.9 f. The curve is the exact opposite of the curve of your cortisol levels (highest in am, lower in pm). This is normal diurnal curve. ...Read more
Broken thermometer: More likely to have a broken thermometer or incorrectly used thermometer rather than truly low core temperature as suggested by your reading. Why did you check in the first place? If you're well, probably nothing to worry about. If you're not well, then go see your family doc for true reading, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
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