Lady-Comp: The “Intelligent” Cycle Computer.

Lady-Comp: The “Intelligent” Cycle Computer.
Lady-Comp is a fertility monitor that determines the fertile and infertile periods occurring throughout a woman‟s cycle by
assessing the patterns of daily Basal Body Temperature readings and information regarding the dates of menstruation. Hormonal
changes during a woman‟s menstrual cycle cause slight increases and decreases in the Basal Body Temperature. A slight
increase in temperature is a signal that ovulation has taken place. Lady-Comp effectively identifies a woman‟s fertile period,
which is often several days long. Lady-Comp considers not only the lifespan of the woman‟s egg (24-48 hours), but the fact that
sperm can survive for several days within the vagina and still succeed in fertilizing an egg. Please read this user manual carefully
and completely to ensure safe and effective use of your Lady-Comp fertility computer.
How to Care for Your Lady-Comp
• Lady-Comp contains sophisticated technology. You should take care to not drop or damage it. With exception to the power
charger and temperature sensor, both of which can be removed and replaced, do not disassemble the device. Keep it in a safe
dry place, out of the reach of children.
• Do not expose it to heat, intense cold or sun.
• Keep the device at temperatures between 50-100° Fahrenheit.
• Do not immerse in water or place the device under running water.
• Keep the temperature probe clean by wiping it daily water – do not use rubbing alcohol or detergent.
Precautions
• This device is to be used to identify days of increased fertility for conception.
• If you do not become pregnant after six months of use, consult with your physician.
• In no way does Lady-Comp provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
• Lady-Comp can be used by women with menstrual cycles lasting between 19-39 days.
(The menstrual cycle begins on the first day of menstruation and ends on the last day
before the next menstruation.)
• You should not use the Lady-Comp if you are breastfeeding, experiencing symptoms of
Menopause, taking hormonal treatments and/or birth control hormones.
• Lady-Comp may be less effective in identifying fertile days with irregular menstrual cycles.
*Lady-Comp is not approved as a method of birth control / contraception. Consult with your physician if pregnancy is
suspected.
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Lady-Comp Manual Table of Contents
Set-Up Instructions ………………………………………3
Connections
Battery
Important Reminders …………………………………… 4
Lady-Comp Buttons and Operating Levels ……………4
Self-Testing and Switching On/Off ……………………..5
Lady-Comp Operating Levels …………………………..6
Function Keys …………………………………………….6
Lady-Comp Display ………………………………………7
Necessary Settings before You Begin …………………8
Temperature Reading ……………………………………8-10
Temperature Reading Time Limit
Basal Body Temperature
How to Take Your Temperature
Terminating a Temperature Reading
Fever
Menstruation Data “M” ……………………………………11
Entering “M” Data
Activating “M”
Entering “M” at a Later Date
Correcting “M” Data
Fertility Displays ………………………………………….12
Possible Pregnancy Display
Potential Fertility Display
Retroactive Fertility Display
Mono-phase Cycles
Cycle Statistics …………………………………………..12
Further Information ………………………………………13
Back in operation after interruption
Shift-Work
Summer and winter time
After taking Birth Control Pill
Abnormal temperature readings
Cleaning the thermal sensor……………………………13-14
Clinical Printout Analysis
Deleting Data
Technical Details
Specifications
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Lady-Comp Getting Started – First Steps
Lady-Comp contains an integrated lithium rechargeable battery and is equipped with an AC power adapter. Lady-Comp cannot
be operated while charging. Please charge Lady-Comp for 24 hours before proceeding with set-up and operation. Lady-comp will
need to be recharged approximately every 30 days for a maximum of 12 hours.
Temperature Sensor and Power Charger Connections
Please observe the following sequence (On the underside of the device):
1. Insert the electrical connection into the socket A (on the back of the device). Then connect to the AC wall outlet. Press
the plus and minus buttons once simultaneously. The time will display.
2. Lady-Comp automatically reverts to this display if no further command is entered for 90 seconds or when the plus and
minus buttons are pressed simultaneously.
3. The temperature sensor is inserted in socket B.
Recharging the Battery
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Insert the AC power supply into connecting socket A.
Connect to an AC outlet.
Recharge the battery (approx. 12 hours).
Recharged battery lasts approximately one month.
Recharge battery when BA 9-1 is shown on display.
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Using Your Lady-Comp – Important Reminders
• Always take your temperature in the morning, immediately upon awakening, before engaging in any form of physical activity
including moving around, getting up, talking or drinking.
• The temperature should only be measured orally (by mouth).
• The alarm must be set on the previous day before 12 AM and must be activated for the first day of use.
• Stop all birth control hormones before use. The computer functions by identifying ovulation, birth control hormones stop
ovulation.
• Past menstrual data assist the computer to become more quickly familiar with your individual basal body temperature patterns.
• Taking your temperature regularly assists the computer in learning to interpret your individual cycle.
• During all processes or inquiries you can return to the current time display, at any time, by pressing the plus and minus
buttons at the same time.
Please note: Red-light and flashing red-lights indicate potentially fertile days. If you are planning a pregnancy it is advised to have sexual intercourse
on these days. Yellow-light indicates that the computer cannot give you a definitive fertility diagnosis on that day.
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Self-testing and Trial readings
Directions for Performing a Self-Test
Lady-Comp self-tests by sequentially illuminating all displays. Proceeding from the time display:
1. Press the plus button 3 times.
2.
Lady-Comp illuminates each display symbol.
3.
When the test is completed the time appears and the thermometer symbol remains illuminated.
4.
If you press the round button, the thermometer will flash and Lady-Comp is ready for a temperature reading.
5.
If no trial temperature reading is required, press the plus and minus buttons simultaneously.
6.
The current time will now display.
Switching the Lady-Comp ON/OFF
Turn ON
1.
Press any button
2.
The current time will be shown
Automatic Off
• If you do not press any button for 30 seconds, the display automatically returns to the time.
• When you press the plus and minus buttons simultaneously, the display will return to the time.
• When using the AC power adaptor, the device will return to the pre-set dimming level after 30 seconds.
• When operating with the rechargeable battery, if no buttons are pressed, Lady-Comp switches off automatically after 30
seconds.
** The display will remain dark until a button is pressed or the alarm is activated. Sample values are saved in your Lady-Comp. These
values are automatically deleted once you take your first temperature reading. The sample values appear again if you delete all your
personal data.
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Lady-Comp Buttons and Operating Levels
Round Button
• Pressing the round button allows you to
change the operating levels.
• Pressing the round button allows you to
make adjustments to the settings.
To adjust settings
• Press and hold the round button for 5
seconds; the display will flash.
• The setting can be changed by pressing
the plus or minus button.
• Press and hold the round button for 5
seconds, when you have completed the
adjustment.
• The adjustment is confirmed; flashing
stops and you hear an acoustical signal.
Plus Button
• Pressing the plus button advances the
data displayed.
• Pressing the minus button confirms data.
For example, when ‟M‟ flashes you
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confirm menstruation by pressing „+‟
Minus Button
• Pressing the minus button reverses the
data displayed. For example to look at
past dates, temperature readings and
evaluations.
• Pressing the minus button corrects
data. For example when „M‟ flashes
you can answer „no‟, to menstruation by
pressing the minus button.
To Return to Start Position
• Pressing the plus and minus buttons at
the same time will return you to the start
position; the current time display.
Fast Mode
• Pressing and holding the plus or minus
button allows you to fast advance or reverse.
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Lady-Comp Display
(1) Fertility Indicators:
Red – Fertile
Red Blinking – Window of ovulation
Yellow – “Learning” fertility diagnosis unavailable
Green – Infertile
(2) Alarm indicator: The alarm indicator icon will remain illuminated when the alarm is activated.
(3) Data Display: Time, dates, temperature readings, cycle data.
(4) Thermometer Symbol: Illuminates during temperature reading time-frame and flashes when ready for a temperature reading.
(5) Menstruation Indicator: Flashes for input; „+‟ yes or „-‟ no menstruation. Remains illuminated with confirmation of menstruation.
Please note: Red-light and flashing red-light indicate potentially fertile days. If you are planning a pregnancy it is advised to have sexual intercourse
on these days. Yellow-light indicates that the computer cannot give you a definitive fertility diagnosis on that day.
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Necessary Steps for Setting-up Your Lady-Comp
Please proceed proceed with Lady-Comp Set-Up in the Following Sequence:
1. Set the Date and Time
4. Enter BMI
2. Set the Alarm
5. Enter Past Menstruation Data (Optional)
3. Activate the Alarm
Setting the Date and Current Time
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2.
3.
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6.
7.
8.
Press the plus and minus buttons simultaneously; time of day will display in military time.
To enter your current time of day, press and hold the round button for 5 seconds. The hour display will flash; adjust the
time with the plus and minus buttons.
Press the round button; adjust the minutes with the plus and minus buttons.
Press and hold the round button for 5 seconds until you hear an acoustical ring. This confirms your adjustment to the
current time
To enter the current date; press the plus button once; date will display.
Press and hold the round button; the date display will flash; adjust the date with the plus and minus buttons.
Press and hold the round button until you hear the acoustical ring which confirms your adjustment to the current date.
From the date display; press the plus button once; the year will display. If adjustment is required proceed as above.
** If the device has already received one or more temperature readings, it is only possible to reverse the date setting by one day. The temperature
readings for the current day and the day before are deleted when the date is reversed. You can always advance the date by one day. This is how you
can correct the date when traveling in a different time zone. Do not take your temperature on the day of travel. It is impossible to change the date by
accident. Once the date has been correctly entered, it automatically proceeds correctly, with adjustments for leap years. The year is automatically
adjusted when you pass 31.12.
Setting the Alarm Time (Proceeding from the time display)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the minus button once. The alarm setting time appears on the display.
Press the round button for 5 seconds until the hour field flashes.
Press plus button to advance the hour, minus button to reverse. When you reach the hour you wish to wake, press the
round button once to advance to the minute field.
Press the plus button to advance the minutes, minus button to reverse.
Press and hold the round button for 5 seconds, acoustical ring will confirm alarm time
Activate the Alarm: Turning the Alarm On/Off (The alarm must be activated before the first temperature
reading)
Proceeding from the time display:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the minus button once. The alarm setting appears.
Press the minus button, the bell symbol flashes.
Press the plus button = the bell remains constantly illuminated. The alarm will sound at the time set in the previous
step.
Press the minus button = the bell disappears. The alarm will not sound.
The Lady-Comp alarm starts off quietly and gradually becomes louder and louder.
The alarm stops when you press any button to take a temperature reading and/or automatically after 1 minute.
** Changing the alarm and temperature reading time: In principle, the device is ready for a temperature reading +/-1 hour before and after the time of
the previous temperature reading. If you choose an alarm time outside these 2 hours, the temperature measuring time is adjusted to +/-1 hour in
relationship to the new alarm time. This involves activating the alarm.
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Enter Your BMI (Body Mass Index) Data
BMI=Body Mass Index: Date of Birth, Weight and Height. Entering this data facilitates the cycle evaluation.
Proceeding from the time display:
1. Press the plus and minus buttons for 5 seconds, simultaneously. The year of birth appears the birth symbol lights up.
2. Press and hold center button until display flashes; adjust with plus/minus buttons to the correct year of birth.
3. Press and hold the center button for 5 seconds to confirm.
4. Press the center button quickly. Press and hold the center button until display flashes: adjust with plus/minus buttons to
enter your height.
5. Press and hold the round button for 5 seconds to confirm.
6. Press the round button quickly. Press and hold the center button until display flashes: adjust with plus/minus buttons to
enter your weight.
7. Press and hold the round button for 5 seconds to confirm. Press center button quickly to view BMI calculation.
Enter Past Menstruation Data: “M” Data (Optional)
If you have “M” data from previous cycles, you must enter this data into the device before the first temperature reading. Only
the first day of “M” is to be entered per cycle, the device saves automatically three “M” days. Begin with the input of the furthest
menstruation back in time.
Proceeding from the current time display:
1. Press the round button. Now you are in the Fertility Level.
2. Press the minus button until you reach the date of menstruation data, furthest back.
3. Press and hold the round button for 5 seconds. “M” flashes.
4. Press the plus button to confirm “M”. Continue to the next date of menstruation data, moving forward to the current
date, confirming each cycle‟s first “M” day.
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Lady-Comp BBT (Basal Body Temperature) Reading Basics
Taking your basal body temperature regularly each day is one of the key elements of the Lady-Comp system. The basal body
temperature is the temperature immediately after waking up, before talking, drinking, or becoming active in anyway. While taking
your temperature, avoid moving the thermal sensor. Best results are achieved by choosing the same sensor position each day.
Reading Time Window and Time Limit:
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Lady-Comp controls the temperature reading time limit. The window of time within a temperature reading must be
taken is set in one of two ways: 1. The alarm, or 2. The previous days temperature reading time, which will establish
the default temperature reading time for the following day.
The time-frame in which a temperature reading can be taken is comprised of a 6 hour period beginning and ending 3
hours before, and 3 hours after the actual temperature reading time, if differing from the alarm setting time.
Temperature time limit example:
1st day Actual temp reading at 6:00am
2nd day Temperature reading time limit = 3:00am to 9:00am
*Actual reading performed at 7:00am
3rd day Temperature reading time limit = 4:00am to 10:00am
*Actual reading performed at 9:00am
4th day Temperature reading time limit 6:00am to 12:00pm
Temperature Reading Essentials:
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Temperature can be taken once a day, within the temperature reading time limit. The alarm must be activated before
the first temperature reading.
The thermometer symbol remains illuminated throughout the temperature reading time.
Lady-Comp will beep upon completing your temperature reading.
Unless you are confirming or negating the “M” light indicating menstruation, no further steps are taken after completing
a temperature reading.
If there is no temperature reading for one day, the temperature reading time limit is left open and must be set again by
activating the alarm before 12 PM the day before the next reading. Usually the alarm time and temperature reading
default time are the same.
If you wake within the temperature reading time limit, for example, to care for a child, take your temperature. If you get
up late and the temperature reading time limit is over, there is no temperature reading for that day.
**We recommend using the Lady-Comp alarm to wake you up each day.
Taking Your Temperature
1.
2.
3.
4.
Lady-Comp wakes you with an acoustical signal. Press any button to turn off the alarm tone.
The thermometer symbol is illuminated. It is ready for a temperature reading.
Place the thermal sensor under your tongue, near the back, to the right or left of the frenulum and close your mouth.
Press any button to begin the temperature reading. The thermometer symbol flashes and the temperature reading
takes less than 60 seconds.
** The display shows temperature reading values from 94.1-99.99° Fahrenheit / 34.50 – 41.00 Celsius. When the temperature reading is completed it is
confirmed with an acoustical signal and your basal body temperature value appears on the display. If the temperature reading is interrupted, for
example, by moving the thermal sensor in your mouth, the temperature reading is automatically extended. The temperature reading value flashes to
indicate an interruption. Continue with the temperature reading until you hear the acoustical signal. If you do not take your temperature or you would
like to terminate the temperature reading, press the plus and minus button simultaneously. An acoustical signal will sound; the temperature reading
is left out for this day. If the temperature reading value indicates a temperature that is too high (higher than 99.99° or 37.8 C) an „F‟ for fever appears
on the display, alternating with the temperature reading. It is recommended to interrupt the daily temperature reading in the case of feverish cold or
when taking medications for fever reduction, to avoid entering “abnormal” values into the device.
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Entering Your Menstruation Data – Confirming or Negating Menstruation “M”
After the temperature reading if menstruation the “M” symbol may flash:
1. Press the plus button if you are menstruating. “M” remains illuminated.
2. Press the minus button if you are not menstruating. “M” disappears from display.
3. Acoustical ring confirms the input; the current cycle day appears on the display alternating with the temperature
reading value for the day.
** Once Lady-Comp becomes familiar with your cycle, it will only ask for “M” data when menstruation is expected. It will begin to request “M” data
approximately two days before your menstruation is expected. Proceed as above to confirm or deny menstruation.
Activating “M”
If you have “M” on a day that the Lady-Comp does not request “M” data:
Proceeding from the time display:
1. Press the round button. The temperature reading and current cycle day displays.
2. Press and hold the round button for 5 seconds. “M” flashes.
3. Press the plus button. “M” remains illuminated.
Entering “M” at a later time:
If you have not taken a temperature reading for some time (i.e. holiday), but you have menstruated during this time proceed as
when entering „past menstruation data‟. (See page 9)
Correcting “M” Data
Incorrect “M” data can only be retroactively corrected for the last three days. If you want to correct “M” data, begin with the
furthest date back in time. Proceed as when entering „past menstrual data‟. (See page 9). Negate “M” data with the minus button.
**When entering past menstrual dates or correcting data, input is only required for the first “M” day. Lady-Comp will automatically enter the two
subsequent days.
Fertility Displays: Red, Red Blinking, Yellow and Green Indicators
Lady-Comp supplies information concerning fertility on every day of the cycle by colored display lights.
Red = Potentially Fertile
Yellow = Learning Area and Transition Area, missing temperature reading value, late ovulation. Fertility diagnosis unavailable for
the day.
Green = Infertile
Red Flashes = Optimum Fertility.
Flashing Red is a prognosis, indicates the identified ovulation from previous closed cycles. Please note: Red-light and flashing
red-lights indicate potentially fertile days. If you are planning a pregnancy it is advised to have sexual intercourse on
these days. Yellow-light indicates that the computer cannot give you a definitive diagnosis on that day.
Possible Pregnancy
Lady-Comp indicates a possible pregnancy by the simultaneous flashing of the red, yellow and green lights. Within three days
the lights will stop flashing and remain constantly illuminated. Lady-Comp indicates a possible pregnancy by the characteristic
pattern of BBT readings, symptomatic of pregnancy. If the Lady-Comp has indicated a possible pregnancy, please consult your
medical practitioner as soon as possible.
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Viewing Advance Potential Forecast Display
Lady-Comp indicates the potential fertility for the next 6 days. The actual fertility level for each day can only be confirmed
on the day itself. The prognosis or potential fertility of the following 6 days may change on any one of the 6 forecasted days. The
current fertility diagnosis for the day is applicable.
Proceeding from the time display:
1. Press the round button once.
2. Press the plus button once to gain access to the „potential fertility display‟.
3. Press the plus button several times to see the potential fertility level for the following 6 days
Reviewing Past Temperature Readings / Fertility Display
Proceeding from the time display:
1. Press the round button once. Today‟s temperature reading alternates with the day of the cycle.
2. Press the minus button once. Yesterday‟s date will be shown alternating with the temperature reading value of that
day.
3. Reverse with the minus button / Advance with the plus button.
4. By Pressing plus and minus buttons at the same time or if no buttons are pressed for 30 seconds the process will end
and the display will return to the current time of the day.
** Up to 180 days of previous temperature readings can be retrieved.
Mono-Phase Cycles (cycles without detected ovulation)
If no ovulation is detected, Lady-Comp will indicate this to you with a constant solid Red light throughout your window of fertility.
No Red Blinking light will be displayed that month.
Cycle Statistics: The Lady-Comp Can Provide You with Valuable Cycle Data
Proceeding from the time display:
1. Press the round button twice.
2. The number of saved cycles in the computer displays. (i.e. C:10)
3. Press the minus button once. The average length of your cycles will display. (i.e. L:28)
4. Press the plus button twice. The average increase in temperature after ovulation will display. (i.e. .49° F increase in
temperature)
5. Press the plus button again. The average fluctuation in ovulation day is displayed in plus/minus days.
6. Press the plus and minus buttons simultaneously to return to the current time display.
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Further Important Lady-Comp Operating Information
Returning to Use After an Interruption
The date, the year and the time continue to work automatically without connection to power supply or battery.
If no temperatures are taken, the temperature reading time limit is left open and must be reset by setting the alarm for the next
morning. For the period where no temperature readings were taken, you may enter previous „M‟ data, provided there are no
temperature readings taken in-between.
Shift-Work
In case of shift-work the alarm setting and temperature reading time limit is set for the real sleep time. The basal body
temperature is always taken after several hours of sleep. (Ideally 5 hours of sleep, three hours of which should be consecutive.)
Rechargeable Battery
It is recommended to re-charge the Lady-Comp regularly and at least every 3 months if placed in storage, to maintain battery
function.
Summer and Winter: Daylight Savings Time Adjustment
You should advance or reverse the time to summer or winter time.
Using Lady-Comp after Using Hormone-based Birth Control or Other Synthetic Hormones
You must stop taking birth control hormones before you begin to use Lady-Comp. The first bleeding after stopping birth control
hormones is a withdrawal bleeding. It is not a natural menstruation. Do not enter “M” for this bleeding.
Abnormal Temperature Readings
Abnormal temperatures caused by illness, excessive alcohol consumption, medications that cause an increase or decrease in
temperature are recognized by the Lady-Comp. In general, it is recommended to interrupt the daily temperature, if it is
recognized as abnormal, to avoid storing the abnormal temperature reading. If the temperature reading value indicates a
temperature that is too high (higher than 99.99° or 37.8 C) an „F‟ for fever appears on the display, alternating with the
temperature reading. It is recommended to interrupt the daily temperature reading in the case of feverish cold or when taking
medications for fever reduction, to avoid entering “abnormal” values into the device.
Cleaning the thermometer
The thermal sensor should be cleaned daily by wiping with regular water. Do not use rubbing alcohol or detergents to clean the
sensor.
Clinical Print-out Analysis
You can receive a clinical print-out of your last 180 days stored in the Lady-Comp. Contact your distributor for details.
Technical Details
The device should only be used with the original power adaptor.
Battery
To recharge the integrated battery of the Lady-Comp, it must be connected to the AC power supply for approximately 12 hours.
Once fully charged the Lady-Comp will operate independent of AC power supply for approximately 1 month. Repeat the
recharging of the battery when BA 9-1 appears on the display. Press the plus and minus buttons simultaneously to return to the
current time display. If the display shows values less than BA 1, the device will not continue to operate.
No Risk of Loss of Data
In the event of loss of power or a flat battery, there is absolutely no risk of losing the data stored in the Lady-Comp.
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Deleting Stored Data
To re-set device: From current time display, press the plus button 3 times to initiate self-test. Now press all 3 buttons
simultaneously until “L-9” displays. Press minus button 9 times. Upon completing these steps all saved data will be deleted.
Specifications:
Measuring Method: 60 second measurement and zerogradient method.
Measuring Range: Fahrenheit 94.1º-105.8º
Temperature Display: 4 Digit, 0.01 precision.
Power Lithium Battery: 3 Volt
Power Supply: Multi-range AC power adaptor;
110V-230V
Power Consumption: Temperature measuring
and clock; 100mA max.
Operating Temperature: 32 to 95º Fahrenheit.
Storage Temperature: 32 to 122º Fahrenheit.
Device Size: 5.5 inches in diameter x one inch.
Device Weight: 6.9 ounces
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