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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 normal basal body temperature be lower than 37c?

Sure: Certainly, 37c corresponds to 98.6 f - normal human bodies can be several degrees up or down without being abnormal, and many factors including environment can affect this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your basal body temperature be lower than 37 celsius?

Yes: In fact many people first thing in the morning will have a lower body temperature then 37°c. Women will have a lower basal body temperature during the follicular phase or the first part of their menstrual cycle prior to ovulation. A clinical fever is 38°c. ...Read more

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4 days past ovulation and body basal temperature is 99.0. If conception occurs what is the body basal temperature needs to be at.

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

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My basal body temperature is within the range of 35.8 to 36.1 during non-ovulation period. How could it be so low? How to increase body temperature?

My basal body temperature is within the range of 35.8 to 36.1 during non-ovulation period. How could it be so low? How to increase  body temperature?

That's a bit low: so if measured correctly, you should probably have your thyroid hormone levels (T4, T3, and TSH) checked to see if your thyroid is underactive. ...Read more

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If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?

If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?

Feeling feverish?: Everyone is unique -from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' & in your case u seem to run at 97.6? - Note that the body temp goes up & down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). I think u would KNOW IT if u had a fever -there should be a subjective feeling of that. I wouldn't trust a 'number' from a thermometer, it needs to correlate ...Read more

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What should the basal body temperature be when you're pregnant?

What should the basal body temperature be when you're pregnant?

Temperature varies: There's no single temperature for everyone to reach- the basal body temp varies from person to person. We do not normally used basal body temperature to determine if someone is pregnant. If you have been charting your temperatures for the past 2-3 months, you may see there are changes with ovulation, and perhaps other changes if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What's the basal body temperature in pregnant woman can you detect it by the temperature?

What's the basal body temperature in pregnant woman can you detect it by the temperature?

Yes, if charted: Yes, the prolonged presence of the hormone progesterone which causes the BBT temperature elevations can be detected. The requirement is that the BBT must have been consistently charted over the previous months and baseline temperature has then been established to make that determination. ...Read more

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Is a rectal temperature 1° higher than a normal temp? Also what time does the body temperature peek?. Do tod dlers have a higher body temperature?

Core Temperature: A recital temperature is considered a core temperature, or as-good-as-it-gets. So stick with the temperature you see. Also, toddlers typically feel warm, but their body temperature is the same as anyone else. ...Read more

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How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

How high does your fever have to be to impact baby development during pregnancy? My normal temp is 97.6 rather than 98.6 taken by ear

Probably above 102: Although prolonged/repeated exposure to high ambient temperatures of saunas,jacuzzis during the first weeks of pregnancy can increase the risk of some birth defects, it is not clear if fevers "impact on a baby development" because of the high temperature or because of the cause of the fever which can be viral or bacterial infections or other metabolic disorders. Ask MFM doctor with expertise in ID ...Read more

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Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks? The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks?  The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Can be normal : You don't need anything at all to see this is older folks. Trusting they are not hypothyroid, but if they are getting around okay, I would draw no conclusion. Different folks have different baselines and some older folks normally run a bit cooler ...Read more

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Which temperature is more accurate ear or oral? My temperature in ear is higher then oral

Which temperature is more accurate ear or oral? My temperature in ear is higher then oral

Winner is...mouth: In general oral temperature is more accurate that ear temperature assuming that that probe in the mouth stays under the tongue and the mouth stays closed. ...Read more

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Can pain (massive headache and sunburn) cause temp high BP (135/68). Also, what are the ideal times for checking your BP to cage your average?

Can pain (massive headache and sunburn) cause temp high BP (135/68). Also, what are the ideal times for checking your BP to cage your average?

Yes: Excessive sun exposure can lead to burns on your skin, discomfort and high blood pressure. Rarely would it cause you to have a high temperature. It is best to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids during and after being in the sun. The best time to check your BP is when you are in a relaxed quiet environment. Take the average from multiple days. ...Read more

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With mittelschmerz, do you see a rise in basal body temperature?

With mittelschmerz, do you see a rise in basal body temperature?

Not specifically : Mittelschmerz is merely ovulation pain. If the pain is related to ovulation the temperature should rise that day or in the next two or so. Very stressful for patients to do the temperatures. We recommend for regular cycles not to worry about this measurement. If cycles are not regular or 28day, you should seek some assistance. ...Read more