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#1 of 4 Old 01-29-2014, 06:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH went and got me the old fashioned kind of thermometer. It says on the package that it takes 3 mins. But it took me 9 mins to get to 98.6 is that normal or ridiculous?
And its a reg fever thermometer, so there's not a line for each little number there's only 4 between the big numbers.

So if anyone is charting with this kind of thermometer, how long does it normally take?
If I leave it in too long will it give me a false reading?
What am I supposed to assume each little line is equal to?

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That sounds confusing! If I were you, I would buy a new basal thermometer. They make the kind with the mercury, but they have more lines on them so you can get an accurate reading. I prefer digital myself. It beeps when it's done so there's less guessing.



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I think I have it mostly figured out.Each little line is .2 and I decided to go with vaginal temp. I ended up falling back asleep with it in and realized after 40 mins! It said 97.2 so I don't think leaving it in too long is a problem

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Oops! That does sound pretty accurate. Good luck!



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