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Low Basal Body Temperature Can You Still Be 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If you are: On the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement to keep your thyroid levels normal, and are still ovulating, and have had sexual exposure with a fertile male -- then the answer is definitely yes. ...Read more
Not a fan of bbt: At ovulation a woman's temperature will rise 1/2 to 1 degree. In all my years as a practicing md & ovulating woman, I have encountered far more confusion re: this "method" than actual empowerment. It's hard to get that just right BBT every am for months at a time & then to properly discern a pattern- frequently when you ovulated becomes clear once its too late- just use the pee on a stick lh kits! ...Read more
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
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
How is basal body temparature is effected due to hypothyroidism? Can i guess my ovulation based on bbt, if I am hypothyroid?
95.3 temp. Cold shivers. When should I be worried. Low temp wise. Can low temp affect your heart. Brain. Other organs.
Temp: Not enough information to judge. If you are shivering, you definitely are abnormally cold. The cold can affect most organs. ...Read more
Is it possible to get pregnant if hCG levels are above 100 after a recent ectopic pregnancy? How low would they have to be to ovulate again?
Zero: You need to wait until the HCG reaches zero to try again. That is for several reasons. First you could be at danger from the ectopic still if is not totally gone. Also after a miscarriage or an ectopic it is possible to have a type of pregnancy cancer where the HCG never goes down to zero. So in either case it is very important to follow the HCG down to zero first, . ...Read more
Can Clomid (clomiphene) cause triphasic basal body temperature charts (when not pregnant)? If so, how?
Biphasic temp: Basal body temps are usually less than 98 degrees prior to ovulation and above 98 after ovulation. That is a normal biphasic temp chart indicating ovulation. Clomid (clomiphene) should increase the chances of ovulation and the likelihood of a biphasic chart. No "triphasic" chart that I am aware of. Sometimes Clomid (clomiphene) may cause a little bump in temp above 98 while taking the medicine in the first half of cycle. ...Read more
Could be: Sounds very normal, i wouldn't worry.Get a more detailed answer ›
I read that if a woman's core body temp rises, it could affect her chances of pregnancy, because the sperm cannot survive inside her body. True? Ttc.
Basal body temperatu: Some women will measure basal body temperature to determine when they ovulate. They might notice an increase in BBT a day after ovulation http://www.fertilityfriend.com/courses/lesson.php?p=1;7;0;0. If trying to conceive, start taking prenatal vitamin now to lower risk of neural tube defects. See Reproductive Endocrinologist if unable to conceive after 12mo active attempts. ...Read more
If you run a low temperature in the morning, even when your normal temperature is 98.6, is anything wrong?
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
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