1 mouth, 2 temps? Please help!

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1 mouth, 2 temps? Please help!
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Mon, 07-20-2009 - 9:32am

Hello! I'm new to the BBT board, but have been TTC my first for 9 months now. This past cycle was my first go at BBT and charting, but it's been a challenge.

Here's what's going on. I was taking my temp at 5:00 every day, under my tongue but in the center, kind of at the back of the area behind your front teeth. My temp varied day to day from 96.2 up to 97.1, totally back and forth. When I mentioned this to my husband, he believed I was taking my temp in the wrong part of my mouth, that I should be taking it under the tongue but on the side, way back. So, I tried it his way for two mornings.

Morning #1: I took it on my left side and it came back at 99.1!! I immediately took it on my right side and it came back at 97.2. I repeated on both sides and they were still the same temp!

Morning #2: I took it on my left side and it came back at 97.1. I immediately took it on my right side and it came back at 98.6! This time the right side was hot!

Any idea what is going on? Why would one side of my mouth be so hot? I do sleep with my mouth open (can't help it!), could that be a problem?

Second, where under your tongue do you take your temp?

Thanks!
Tonya

Married to the most wonderful man since Aug '06 (both of us are 32)
TTC#1 since Oct '08
HSG Oct '09 - Clear
SA Oct '09 - Initial Diagnosis is Azoospermia
Nov '09 - Urologist Appt: App

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 11:11pm

Hi Tonya.

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