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High Basal Body Temperature Before Period
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
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
13 dayspastovulation & hav been spotting dark brown for 5 days yesterday started heavy bleeding but my basal body temperature is still very high?
BBT unreliable: If the basal body temperature is still elevated check a pregnancy test. Usually the basal body temperature charting is somewhat unreliable though. ...Read more
First a.m. awakening: Take your temperature first thing when you awaken in the morning before the first "pit stop" if possible then chart it or record it daily. ...Read more
First AM Temp: Temp before getting up in the morning. Should be done in bed prior to sitting up. This temperature rises about 1/2 degree after ovulation. Not very accurate and very stressful for patients. If cycles are regular, 28 days then you most likely ovulate mid cycle, and if not, you should seek some help. ...Read more
BBT: 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 midway between the rise. ...Read more
Should I be worried about a low basal temperature? My husband and I just started the "fertility awareness method" and my basal body temperature is rather low, being below 97 degrees. I'm off the pill and am currently not on any medication. Should I be con
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
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
When charting basal body temperature each morning to detect ovuation, what type of temperature change would let you know you are ovulating?
Unreliable: That is not uncommon. Temperatures are very difficult to do correctly and generally not very reliable. ...Read more
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
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
Now is the 10th month after married. Measure basal body temperature, only found 3 months have higher temperature after ovulation. Wish to have a baby.
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 more
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
Not accurate: As you first wake up place a basal body thermometer underneath your tongue for approximately 3 minutes. A digital thermometer is easier and more convenient. Unfortunately basal body temperature taking is very confusing. Any type of movement or any type of activity prior to awakening in taking the temperature will falsely elevated the temperature. Also when the temperature has risen approximately. 6 to 1° ovulation has already occurred. ...Read more