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Dr. Jeff Morrison Dr. Morrison
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Why is my body temperature always low right before my ovulating?

Why is my body temperature always low right before my ovulating?

Estrogen: Estrogen is at higher levels prior to ovulation. Progesterone released by the corpus luteum of the ovary after ovulation raises body temperature. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Nancy Durso Dr. Durso
Fertility Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

Basal temperature: Your temperature is not lower at ovulation it is your baseline temperature. After ovulation you have an increase in temperature by about 1/2 to 1 degree caused by progesterone. If you are not pregnant your tempaerature will return to the basal level when your next period starts. Some people note a slight drop in temp just prior to ovulation but this is not consistent. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Probably Not: Usually when you ovulate your basal body temp rises. After ovulation Progesterone is increased which would cause a rise in temp. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Nemiro Dr. Nemiro
Fertility Medicine
41 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Basal body temperature low after ovulation?

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

Dr. Jay Nemiro Dr. Nemiro
Fertility Medicine
41 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Basal body temperature low after ovulation. Is this normal?

Basal body temperature low after ovulation. Is this normal?

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

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Why in ovulation increase body temperature?

Why in ovulation increase body temperature?

Hormones: Hormonal surges with ovulation can cause a mild spike in your body temp. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Basal body temperature what should they read when youre ovulating?

Basal body temperature what should they read when youre ovulating?

Temperature rise: Threre wil be a decided elevation of the baseline temperature in the 2nd half of the menstrual cycle produced by the heat producing effect(thermogenic) of Progesterone which will be sustained. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the onset of the next period. ...Read more

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is an ovulation predictor kit or basal body temperature a better indicator of ovulation?

OPK vs. BBT: The opk is usually much easier to use and interpret than the bbt, and in many cases will be more reliable as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Douglas Dr. Douglas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
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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.

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.

More to it than temp: More than temps you need to know if you are ovulating and do you have a regular period? Body weight? Health? I would be happy to do a consult with you ...Read more

Dr. Kim Cox Dr. Cox
Obstetrics & Gynecology
32 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Is it bad to ovulate on day 5 of my cycle? I have confirmed through basal body temperature that I do occasionally. We are trying to conceive a child.

Is it bad to ovulate on day 5 of my cycle? I have confirmed through basal body temperature that I do occasionally. We are trying to conceive a child.

Ovulation: Basal body temperatures may not be the most accurate way to confirm ovulation. If you have cycles every 28 days, it almost always take s14 days to prepare the egg for ovulation. I would add to the temperature chart a urine ovulation predictor kit, available over the counter. If your cycles are less or more frequent than 28 days, you may need an evaluation for see why. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What's the ideal peak estrogen level right before ovulation? (non medicated healthy cycles)

What's the ideal peak estrogen level right before ovulation? (non medicated healthy cycles)

No ideal: There is no ideal: there is too low, normal, and too high. Note the first Estradiol peak is the day before lh surge and ranges from roughly 50-to150. The e2 level on the day of lh surge is a bit lower, but also has a spread spanning about 100 points. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Family Medicine
54 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it normal to have flu symptoms right before ovulation?

Is it normal to have flu symptoms right before ovulation?

Maybe: It may be just coincidence or even an allergy to some substance. It would be good to know how often this happens. If this is a recurring problem it should be investigated by your family physician. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to ovulate right before you get your period?

Is it possible to ovulate right before you get your period?

Sometimes: When that happens with pregnancy it is called "fraternal twins". It is a rare event, but mother nature can be persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Jay Nemiro Dr. Nemiro
Fertility Medicine
41 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Is it possible to be ovulating right before your period?

No: Once you ovulate, around day 14 of an average 28 day cycle; if you are not pregnant, your period generally comes around 11-14 days later. There are some women that can have some light bleeding or spotting around ovulation but it is not their period. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Is it true that having sex right before ovulation will increase my chances of having a girl?

Is it true that having sex right before ovulation will increase my chances of  having a girl?

Not exactly: Male sperm swim faster but die off faster, female sperm swim slower but live longer. The closer you are to ovulation, the more likely you will have a boy. A girl more likely when you miss exact ovulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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