Vaginal pH

Vaginal pH refers to the level of acidity within the vaginal environment. The normal pH of the vagina is typically between 3.8 and 4.5, which is slightly acidic. This acidity is crucial for maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria and for preventing the growth of harmful organisms. Lactobacilli are the predominant bacteria in the vagina, and they produce lactic acid, which helps to keep the pH at a healthy level. Disturbances in vaginal pH can lead to infections and other gynecological health issues....

Vaginal pH

What are the symptoms of vaginal pH?

  • Unusual vaginal discharge (in color, consistency, or smell)
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Frequent vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections
  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse

How soon after exposure should I get tested for vaginal pH?

If you notice symptoms that suggest a disturbance in your vaginal pH, such as changes in discharge or recurrent infections, it is advisable to see a healthcare provider for testing. These symptoms can indicate a variety of conditions, so a professional evaluation is important to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.