We understand the symptoms of vaginitis can often cause discomfort, frustration, and even stress. However, vaginitis is so common that the majority of women will experience at least one episode in their lifetime. In fact, 88% of females experienced vaginal symptoms in the past year*. Symptoms can vary depending on the cause.
Symptoms of vaginitis can include:
A change in vaginal discharge.
Pain, itching, or burning in the vagina.
A strong fish-like odor, especially after sex.
Discomfort with urination.
Itching around the outside of the vagina.
Pain during sex.
Light vaginal bleeding or spotting.
Talk to your healthcare provider about any symptoms or concerns. For positive candida and BV test results, treatment options will not be provided in the absence of vaginal symptoms.
*Source: Hologic National Survey of 405 females aged 25-50, 2021
Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vaginal area. If you suspect you may have vaginitis, you're not alone. In fact, an estimated 1 in 3 American women will get BV in their lifetime. You should consider getting tested if you are a female over the age of 18 and have symptoms of vaginitis.
Your risk of vaginitis can increase if:
You have a new sex partner or multiple sex partners.
You use hormonal contraceptives (for example, birth control pills).
You have diabetes.
You are taking or have recently taken antibiotics.
The sample must be collected in the morning, on a Monday - Friday, and returned on the same day.
You should not collect your sample during your menstrual period or if you are pregnant. You must wait at least 48 hours after using vaginal creams, gels, tablets or engaging in sexual activity.
This test only detects candida vaginitis, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis. There is up to a 4 week window period from the time of exposure for trichomoniasis to become detectable. If you think you tested too early or you are concerned you may have been exposed to the disease, repeat testing may be required.
This test will not identify most sexually transmitted diseases. If you are concerned about possible exposure to an STD, we also offer a range of at-home tests that may be suitable.