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    Hi ladies



    This may be a silly question, but has anyone used a single decimal place digital thermometer and not had great looking charts, and then used a 2 decimal place and had better results? I suppose the reason I'm asking is that I have been at 35.5 for a week now and thought that maybe it really is fluctuating between 35.1 and 35.5. Does this make sense to anyone? LOL

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    Your temperature could be fluctuating anywhere between 35.45 and 35.54 - which is a pretty substantial range (0.09C)... when you consider that the change needed to detect ovulation on FF is 0.1C, it could be a problem for some women.

    I found my charts where very flat when I used the 1decimal place thermometer, and while they aren't so flat any more, I can't really say they look any better - but that's down to the PCOS issues, not my thermometer now!

    BW

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    I've never had a problem with a 1dec place thermometer, but money permitting I will be buying a 2dec place this month to see if it makes a difference.

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    Me *puts up her hand*
    In my first cycle charting I had flat temps for a while, was suggested i had a flat battery etc but it was all new and not that.
    In the following months ive noticed that sometimes i stay with only very slight temperature changes BUT i can notice this with a 2 decimal point, without I would be flat lining.
    I think a 2 decimal ones is around the $15 to $20 mark.

    Good Luck with your charting Suz

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    Hi SuzL

    If you have a look at my chart, my temp has been the same for 4 days! BEcause I am only using a 1 decimal place thermometer but I am sure my temp is changing between 36.5 and 36.9 but I cant pick it up.

    I have bought a ovulation thermometer that goes the 2 decimals point so interested to see what I get tomorrow morning!

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    I have have found my charts much easier to decipher since I started using a BBT thermometer. The single decimal point just made it too flat. I got my BBT thermometer from Lullaby Conceptions (online), it was about $18. HTHs!

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    Thanks girls, you've convinced me, I'm going to buy a 2 decimal for next month and see if it makes a difference

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