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Doctor insights on: Low Grade Fever When Pregnant

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Is it normal in early pregnancy to experience a low grade fever?

Is it normal in early pregnancy to experience a low grade fever?

Fever and pregnancy: It is never "normal" to have an elevated temperature, and certainly not in pregnancy. Low grade is defined as 100 degrees or a little less, and may be due to a urinary tract infection, so it is best to investigate: see your healthcare provider to be certain, and do not delay. ...Read more

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Is low grade fever after implantation a sign of early pregnancy?

Is low grade fever after implantation a sign of early pregnancy?

No: Basal body temperature is not at all a good indicator of successful or unsuccessful conception and/or implantation. If you think you may be pregnant, use a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can a low grade fever and chills be an early sign of pregnancy?

Can a low grade fever and chills be an early sign of pregnancy?

Unlikley: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is a low grade fever (not above 99.9) an early sign of pregnancy? I'm 8 DPO, and have had this for 6 days. No other feelings of illness.

Is a low grade fever (not above 99.9) an early sign of pregnancy? I'm 8 DPO, and have had this for 6 days. No other feelings of illness.

Temp Rise after O: Your temperature will normally rise about 0.5 to 1 degree after ovulation due to a rise in progesterone levels. It is not likely that it will rise further with pregnancy. But a sustained temperature rise of more than 16 days is a pretty good sign that your are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more