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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unreliable: That is not uncommon. Temperatures are very difficult to do correctly and generally not very reliable. ...Read more
Great wikipedia question.
I also recommend uptodate.com for most medial questions. ...Read more
Which is correct? Axillary temp always 99.2 (that's with degree added), oral temp always 98.4/5. Same thermometer.
Both are: They both represent a normal temperature and are well within the range of variation you see taking it in different ways. ...Read more
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
4 days past ovulation and body basal temperature is 99.0. If conception occurs what is the body basal temperature needs to be at.
BBT: Basal body temperature needs to be charted for you as an individual. Take your BBT each morning throughout your cycle to detect the natural rise in your basal body temperature that occurs just after ovulation. This increase in your BBT is due to the hormone progesterone. One isolated temperature alone will not give you that information. ...Read more
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
If skin temperature rises above 45 degree centigrade what will someone's core body temperature be?
Core Body Temp: Mbt = 0.64. Tcore + 0.36. Tskin. ...Read more
Optical thermometer: Forehead tem reads 98.7-- but experimenting with taking temperature over breastbone reads temp of 102. Why so different?
Optical thermometer : Either Temperature must be hotter at breast bone or device is not accurate. Recheck with another thermometer. Reliable check body temp is to place thermometer into insulated plastic cup and pee into it and look at temp reading quickly. Used to check folks who may be using tricks to increase oral readings so they can be "sick" such as drinking hot water and before temp taker comes around. ...Read more
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