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Doctor insights on: Does Your Temperature Drop Before Ovulation

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When your LH surge drops is that because you have now ovulated or does it drop again after your surge before ovulation occurs?

When your LH surge drops is that because you have now ovulated or does it drop again after your surge before ovulation occurs?

Yes: No one who knows exactly how long lh surge last. It definitely lasts at least 36 hours. In most women. .We know from in vitro fertilization ovulation occurs somewhere between 36 to 48 hours after the lh surge. It is best to have relations with your partner the day of your lh surge and the next day. We know that it is best if sperm are there before ovulation. ...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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When doing BBT (basel body temping) can your temp rise and stay up without ovulating or is the temp rise always a sign you've ovulated?

When doing BBT (basel body temping) can your temp rise and stay up without ovulating or is the temp rise always a sign you've ovulated?

Sorry: Even with very regular cycles there is never an always with bbt. They are mostly reliable an predictive, but even trained experts don't always agree on the exact details of reading a BBT chart. ...Read more

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When you exercise, your body temperature rises. Does this make your melatonin levels decrease?

When you exercise, your body temperature rises. Does this make your melatonin levels decrease?

Actually variable: Effects. The effect of exercise on melatonin levels is variable depending on the timing of the exercise during the day and the intensity. Late night intense exercise has been demonstrated to lead to an acute increase in melatonin levels, not so true with late night low intensity exercise. While daytime exercise(whether high or low intensity) seems to have limited effect on melatonin. ...Read more

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How soon after LH surge does estrogen levels drop and ovulation happen?

How soon after LH surge does estrogen levels drop and ovulation happen?

LH surge to ovulate: Ovulation happens approximately 36 hours after the LH surge. Serum estrogen levels reach a peak about 24 hours before this occurs and come down dramatically afterwards. ...Read more

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Why does you temperture stay elevated after ovualation?

Why does you temperture stay elevated after ovualation?

Progesterone: After you ovulate, the ovary. Engines to produce progesterone. Progesterone elevates the body temperature slightly. Basal body temperature testing can be helpful in determining if you ovulated, but it is not always predictable. ...Read more

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Does an OPK shows a positive LH surge even during ovulation? If not, how much time before ovulation LH drops.

Does an OPK shows a positive LH surge even during ovulation? If not, how much time before ovulation LH drops.

Ovulation: The OPK should be positive just before ovulation. If it's still positive with your period, it could be that you're producing the hormone LH in high amounts, or the kit could be wrong. ...Read more

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Does the LH surge remain elevated through ovulation or does it go back to normal and then the egg drops?

Does the LH surge remain elevated through ovulation or does it go back to normal and then the egg drops?

LH peak: LH rises, peaks, and declines within a 24 hour period, with variations, though, among women. During this time period the egg bursts through the surface of the ovary and is swept up by the fimbria of the fallopian tube. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your BBT stays elevated during first half of your period?

What does it mean if your BBT stays elevated during first half of your period?

Probably not much: The basal body temperature can be elevated after ovulation until menses in many women. However it is not a very sensitive or accurate way to measure ovulation. It may be better to use an ovulation predictor kit. See an infertility specialist if you are having trouble concieving: there is a lot that can be done to help. ...Read more

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When does ovulation temperature dip occur in relation to LH surge?

When does ovulation temperature dip occur in relation to LH surge?

After ovulation: The lh surge will occur about 24 to 36 hours before ovulation. By about 24c hours after ovulation the Progesterone levels begin to rise - that rise in Progesterone causes the basal body temperature to increase about one half of a degree fahrenheit. ...Read more

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How soon after sex is an egg fertilized? How soon after fertilization will your basal body temperature rise and implatation bleeding appear?

How soon after sex is an egg fertilized? How soon after fertilization will your basal body temperature rise and implatation bleeding  appear?

Varies: The egg typical survives and awaits fertilization in the reproductive tract for up to 24 hours. Basal body temperature rises not from fertilization but from the increase in Progesterone as a result of the lh surge at the time of ovluation. This surge is what is detected in home ovulation predictor kits. Implantation bleeding is inconsistent sign of pregnancy but can occur 1week after fertilizes. ...Read more

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What does your body produce just before your menstrual cycle?

What does your body produce just before your menstrual cycle?

Decrease in hormone : 14 days before your period there is sudden decrease in your estrogen and Progesterone production which leads to menstruation. ...Read more

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Does egg white cervical mucus happen before ovulation or does it mean you are ovulating, if before how long can it start before ovulation takes place?

Does egg white cervical mucus happen before ovulation or does it mean you are ovulating, if before how long can it start before ovulation takes place?

Mucous not ovulation: In someone who has classic 28-day cycles, the mucous you describe from the cervix does become more abundant prior to ovulation. Because sperm can live for 2 - 5 days in the female genital tract, the appearance of the cervical mucous precedes ovulation and points to the "fertile time" during the cycle. If one is doomed not to ovulate, the appearance of mucous has no meaning. ...Read more