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Basal Body Temperature (Definition)

Basal body temperature is the taking of the oral temperature first thing in the morning approximately at the same time before even getting out of bed to do anything. Around midcycle or so about 1 to 2 days after ovulation the temperature will rise approximately 0.8 - 1.0° above the baseline. This rise signifies potential ovulation. The actual ovulation usually occurred ...Read more


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Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism mine between 96.08-97.7 for the last 18 mornings (before rising).

Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism mine between 96.08-97.7 for the last 18 mornings (before rising).

May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. Tsh testing will be the most sensitive test to diagnose hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism? Mine between 96.08-97.7 (35.6-36.5) for last 16 days. Thank you very much!

Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism? Mine between 96.08-97.7 (35.6-36.5) for last 16 days. Thank you very much!

diurnal variation: Normal biorhythms are often reflected in a core body temperature at its lowest in the early am and highest in the mid to late afternoon. Variations of up to a degree f above and below thew average are common. ...Read more

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Is high basal body temperature after period normal?

Is high basal body temperature after period normal?

A temperature: Is a temperature, regardless of what you call it. How high is it? If it's over 100.4 it's probably abnormal; otherwise its normal. ...Read more

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2 spikes in basal body temperature on clomid, (clomiphene) what's wrong?

Unreliable: That is not uncommon. Temperatures are very difficult to do correctly and generally not very reliable. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature?

Early morning temp: The basal body temperature is the temperature your body is at when you first wake up, before you get moving for the day. We use it to check for when your body releases an egg. It can only be measured with a special thermometer which reads temperature at a more accurate scale. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature? Bbt

What is basal body temperature? Bbt

Progesterone effect: After ovulation rise in Progesterone increases body temperature about 0.5 degrees c. Length of that rise in temperature indicates Progesterone production continues long enough (>8d is good). Better method of identifying ovulation before it takes place is the ovulation predictor kit (about 24 hours). ...Read more

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How do I take my basal body temperature?

How do I take my basal body temperature?

See this site: Mayo clinic has a great explanation http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/tests-procedures/basal-body-temperature/basics/definition/prc-20019978. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of basal body temperature?

What are the benefits of basal body temperature?

Determines ovulation: Bbt is a cheap way to help determine possible ovulation in lieu of ovulation predictor kits which are expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take basal body temperature?

First a.m. awakening: Take your temperature first thing when you awaken in the morning before the first "pit stop" if possible then chart it or record it daily. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature and how do you get it?

What is basal body temperature and how do you get it?

First AM Temp: Temp before getting up in the morning. Should be done in bed prior to sitting up. This temperature rises about 1/2 degree after ovulation. Not very accurate and very stressful for patients. If cycles are regular, 28 days then you most likely ovulate mid cycle, and if not, you should seek some help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: basal body temperature?

BBT: Basal body temperature is the taking of the oral temperature first thing in the morning approximately at the same time before even getting out of bed to do anything. Around midcycle or so about 1 to 2 days after ovulation the temperature will rise approximately 0.8 - 1.0° above the baseline. This rise signifies potential ovulation. The actual ovulation usually occurred midway between the rise. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature drops after ovulatory spotting. What does that mean?

Basal body temperature drops after ovulatory spotting. What does that mean?

Stop testing!: Basal body temperatures are very very inaccurate and cannot be used to determine ovulation. Also if you are 45 years old and looking to get pregnant you should see a fertility doctor immediately because pregnancy success is very difficult at that age. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature low after ovulation?

Ok: Although I am not a big fan of basal body temperature charts, you are using them, than typically, the temp drops prior to ovulation and than peaks approximately 36 hours later. Problem is that by the time you get to peak, the egg is no longer viable or fertilize-able; and many women do not get the initial drop prior to ovulation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature low after ovulation. Is this normal?

Basal body temperature low after ovulation. Is this normal?

Yes: Although bbts are not a very effective way of timing ovulation; in the classic situation, your temperature drops right before ovulation and than spikes approximately shortly later. The egg is estimated to live for 12-24 hours so once you see the temperature peak, it is probably to late and you have missed ovulation. The ovulation detection kits or odk are much more accurate in timing ovulation. ...Read more

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Does the Mirena IUD affect your basal body temperature from your normal state?

Does the Mirena IUD affect your basal body temperature from your normal state?

No: The small amount of Progesterone in Mirena provides a local effect on cervcal mucous and the endometrial cavity. It would not affect basal body temperature. I am curious why you are monitoring your basal body temperature while using a Mirena IUD. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature confuse is it suppose to go up or down when my period is due?

Basal body temperature confuse is it suppose to go up or down when my period is due?

Temperature rise: Threre wil be a decided elevation of the baseline temperature in the 2nd half of the menstrual cycle produced by the heat producing effect(thermogenic) of Progesterone which will be sustained. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the onset of the next period. ...Read more

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How can I increase my basal body temperature, and/or thyroid activity without taking medication?

How can I increase my basal body temperature, and/or thyroid activity without taking medication?

Can't: Hard to change basal body temperature . Sometimes you can get slight elevation in a Hot Tub or Sweat room at a Spa. Exercise outside in heat will slightly elevate temperature. No way to change thyroid activity without medication. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more