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Low Basal Body Temperature Can You Still Be Pregnant
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
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
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
When charting, can pain medicine, such as Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) cause a low basal body temperature the next morning?
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) cause hypothermia: Serious overdosage with meperidine is characterized by respiratory depression (a decrease in respiratory rate and/or tidal volume, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, cyanosis), extreme somnolence progressing to stupor or coma, skeletal muscle flaccidity, hypothermia, cold and clammy skin, and sometimes bradycardia and hypotension. In severe overdosage, particularly by the intravenous route, apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest, and death may occur. ...Read more
Is low basal body temperature that ranges from 97.6-97.8 while you are on the pill normal? I heard the pill raises your temperature? Thyroid problem?
This is normal: The pill should not significantly change your body temperature. ...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
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
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
BBT: You will not see a biphasic shift in your temperature. ...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
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
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
Unreliable: That is not uncommon. Temperatures are very difficult to do correctly and generally not very reliable. ...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
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
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
BBT: Probably normal but may also be due to your thermometer. ...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 your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more