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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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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