If you’re unsure if you have bacterial vaginosis or thrush, we’ll help you to take control and diagnose yourself in just 10 seconds. We’ve developed an innovative and reliable self-test so you can determine which vaginal infection you are suffering from and treat it quickly and effectively. You only need to use a simple swab and a colour change will indicate reliably whether you are suffering from thrush or bacterial vaginosis. Your vagina normally has an acidic pH level – this keeps the good and bad bacteria that live in your healthy vagina in check. Any changes to your vaginal pH balance can cause and can also be an indication of vaginal infections such as BV. Canestest tells you if you have a relevant pH shift in your vagina and helps you to understand and diagnose the type of vaginal condition you’re likely to suffer from. A higher vaginal pH indicates that you may be suffering from BV while a normal vaginal pH means your symptoms are probably caused by thrush. Canestest has over 90% accuracy unlike a regular pH test, which wrongly diagnoses 1 out of 4 cases.
Unwrap the Canestest swab (make sure the swab tip does not come into contact with anything before you insert it into your vagina). Hold the Canestest swab by the handle and insert the yellow tip into your vagina, rotate the swab and then remove. After 10 seconds check the tip of the Canestest swab to see if the colour has stayed the same or changed to blue or green. If your Canestest swab didn’t change colour after 10 seconds, it means that you may be suffering from thrush. If you have symptoms such as an itchy or sore vagina, or thick, white discharge, it’s likely that this is the case. If your Canestest swab changed colour and the tip becomes blue or green, it means that you may have a BV infection. BV infections are usually accompanied by symptoms such as a thin, grey discharge and an unpleasant fishy smell.
Remember, Canestest won’t be able to give you an accurate diagnosis in any of these situations: It’s less than one day before or after your period. There are signs that your period has arrived or you have any signs of vaginal bleeding. It’s been less than 12 hours since you’ve had sexual intercourse or used a vaginal douche.
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*Northern Ireland delivery charges different
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