I have been charting for approx. five years. I had a laparotomy and was diagnosed with endometriosis. The Dr. told me we had less than 5% chance of ever getting pregnant. We have since been blessed with two children ages three years, and 11 months (and we had a miscarriage before our first child was born). Currently I have no symptoms of endometriosis (heavy periods, painful periods, etc.)
There seems to be a pattern with my temperature that I can’t understand. From the time I have my period to the time I ovulate my temperature is around 97.1 F. It doesn’t fluctuate much. Around day 15 or 16 it drops low to sometimes around 96.4 F. Then the next day up to 97.8 and stays there for approx 12 days. My peak day has been consistently (for the past several months) about three days before the rise in temperature. I am not sure when I ovulate. Could it be that my body takes a few days to reflect the effect of progesterone through the temps?
The other thing is, could my temperatures be too low to conceive? Is there perhaps a luteal phase problem? The last couple months my periods have been very light with three or four days of brown, dark red spotting at the end. I thought this was an indication of a luteal phase problem in the prior cycle. Or, should I get my thyroid checked?
If you have any insight as to what I should do or perhaps what could be happening, please let me know.