Our Vaginal pH Test
A balanced vaginal pH is crucial for maintaining a healthy vaginal environment and preventing infections. The majority of disease-causing bacteria cannot survive in the naturally acidic environment of the vagina. Normally, the vaginal pH ranges from 3.8 to 4.5. Unfortunately, vaginal infections are common and can be recurring issues for women of all ages. Identifying any imbalances in acidity levels in vaginal discharge is essential for early detection and treatment of infections.
An imbalance in the vaginal bacterial flora can lead to an increase in pH levels and cause bacterial vaginosis, also known as vaginal catarrh. This is an infection of the vagina that can result in a foul-smelling genital area and varying color and consistency of the discharge. Untreated bacterial vaginosis can lead to complications and sometimes require medical care. The infection can also reduce the vagina’s protection against other infections, making it important to treat it as soon as possible to avoid further complications.
Our Vaginal pH Test is performed using a sampling stick inserted into the vagina to collect a sample. When the sampling stick comes into contact with the pH paper on the test panel, a color change occurs. Different pH levels result in different degrees and shades of color, with each specific pH level associated with a particular degree or shade on the color scale that comes with the test.
This rapid test for vaginal pH is CE marked for home use and is also approved for in vitro diagnostics (IVD).
How to Perform the Vaginal pH Test
Using this rapid test for vaginal pH is simple and convenient. The test consists of an individual sampling stick specially designed to measure the pH in the vagina.
Follow these simple steps to perform the test:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before opening the package.
- Take out the sampling stick from the package without touching the tip itself.
- Separate the labia to access the vagina.
- Gently insert the sampling stick about 5 centimeters into the vagina and wait for about 10 seconds.
- Remove the sampling stick and compare the color change with the accompanying color scale.
Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis / pH Imbalance
Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include foul-smelling discharge, particularly after intercourse and menstruation when the pH level increases. The discharge may be clear, gray, white, or green. Burning sensation at the vaginal opening may also occur. However, it is essential to note that bacterial vaginosis itself does not cause itching, but a yeast infection of Candida, which can produce these symptoms. If you want to test for candida, you can do it here.
Our Vaginal pH Test provides you with a simple and reliable method to monitor your vaginal health and detect any pH imbalances in time to take necessary actions and maintain a healthy vaginal environment.
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