The subtleties of measurement of basal temperature
Most women are not even aware that the basal temperature is measured not only by inserting a thermometer into the rectum and through the mouth and vagina. Whether for themselves or chose the woman, she will definitely have to use an ordinary thermometer.
It is important to remember that basal temperature is always measured in the morning. If you have chosen the most common way to measure it is rectal, that is, through the anus to measure the temperature necessary in the morning. Immediately after waking, before getting out of bed, and especially not moving, enter the tip of the thermometer into the rectum.
To minimize movements during this procedure, you must prepare in the evening and that is to put a thermometer at hand, tentatively shaking it. The woman has to lie within a few minutes. To measure basal body temperature through the rectum is allowed to use mechanical and electronic thermometers. However, mechanical able to show a more accurate temperature in the anus, because the email is not in contact with the muscles of the rectum. Strictly forbidden before and during the measurement of basal body temperature via the rectum to stand, sit, walk, etc.
Typically, the measurement of basal body temperature it is dated to a specific day of the menstrual cycle. It is important to measure temperature at the same time in the morning. Often a woman monitors the temperature of the first day of the cycle. Usually monitoring of the basal temperature continues for a certain period of time, which will be determined by a gynecologist.
What affects the error in the temperature measurement
If you plan to measure the basal temperature through the rectum daily, you'll have to keep a calendar of the given temperature. It should be noted that objective indicators of basal temperature is affected by a number of factors, including the status of the common ailments of the body, sexual intercourse in the evening or prior to temperature measurement, antibiotics and contraceptives, etc. All this must be noted in your calendar. This will help your doctor to objectively assess your state of health.
According to gynecologists in a woman's chart, tracking your basal temperature, unwanted spikes. Between the first and second phase of the cycle let's break for a maximum of 5 degrees, about 2 degrees.