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How do I take my basal body temp? Digital, oral, etc

Either way: You can take your basal body temp either way just be sure to take it the same way each time through your cycle. ...Read more

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When i 1st wake up my Basal temp is 97.76. later, same day it drops to 97.27 my normal range. which is most accurate temp when you are TTC?

When i 1st wake up my Basal temp is 97.76. later, same day it drops to 97.27 my normal range. which is most accurate temp when you are TTC?

Morning: Is the only time you test BBT, first thing, don't even get up first. Do not take temps any other time, that only confuses things. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a basal body temp dip at 5 - 6 dpo? This is the second month in which we have noticed this trend on the chart.

What does it mean when you have a basal body temp dip at 5 - 6 dpo? This is the second month in which we have noticed this trend on the chart.

BBT Dips and Rises : Many women experience a drop at implantation - often right at 5 DPO - and then the temperature will rise. It is possible, but certainly not a guarantee, that you fertilized and implanted! good luck if you are ttc! we'll keep, our fingers crossed! ...Read more

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I know that i ovulated on cycle day 13 due to positve OPK and basal body temp. I also got positive opks on cycle day 18, 19, and 20. Why?

I know that i ovulated on cycle day 13 due to positve OPK and basal body temp.  I also got positive opks on cycle day 18, 19, and 20.  Why?

False positives: That should not happen. Unless you are taking HCG shots at the time. Usually that means you have a naturally elevated lh level. It also likely means the kits wont work very well for you in general. ...Read more

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Is it normal for morning basal body temp to drop 1 degree under 97, eight days before period is due, what causes that over a week before?

No: It is not normal for it to drop then. It usually drops 1-2 days prior to ovulation and if trying to conceive that is when you should have intercourse. . If it drops 8 days before your period is due maybe you are off on your days and you are ovulating then? ...Read more

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42 yo. Gluten intolerance/glucose intolerance. Why are my basal temps 96.8 and 97.0 and why am i so cold all of the time?What can I do to increase ?

42 yo. Gluten intolerance/glucose intolerance. Why are my basal temps 96.8 and 97.0 and why am i so cold all of the time?What can I do to increase ?

Normal temps: Your intolerance to gluten/glucose are not responsible for your basal temperatures you should have your thyroid profile checked for possible hypoactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Could my very low basal temp be a reason for struggling to lose weight while being hypothyroid but following a diet?

Could my very low basal temp be a reason for struggling to lose weight while being hypothyroid but following a diet?

Sounds like you need: You need to have your thyroid levels checked as you could be undertreated. Furthermore, ensure that timing of your thyroxine ingestion is at least 30min apart from any food or other medication. Caffeinated drinks, soymilk and calcium containing food are all know to interfere with thyroid absorption. ...Read more

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I went to my doc. Today and he said I should start checking my temp. With a basal thermometer to see if i'm ovulating .How do I do this ?

I went to my doc. Today and he said I should start checking my temp. With a basal thermometer to see if i'm ovulating .How do I do this ?

Basal body temp: Checking yoru temperature with a basal body thermometer can help detect ovulation: consider getting a special thermometer at your pharmacy. Also consider using an ovulation predictor kit: it's easy to use, and is even more accurate in detecting ovulation. ...Read more

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