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What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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