Canestest Self-Test for Vaginal Infections | Canesten

Canestest® Self-Test for Vaginal Infections

Dealing with vaginal infections can make you feel less confident and less in control of your body, not to mention very uncomfortable. Canestest® allows you to test yourself in the comfort of your home, quickly giving you reliable results that are over 90% accurate. 

It’s a solution that will put you back in control of your intimate health and give you the ability to choose the treatment you need to effectively deal with your infection and get back to you.

Is it thrush or BV?

While both thrush and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are very common, they’re two different types of infections and as such require different treatments. However, they are not always easy for women to identify.

With Canestest®, you can test before you treat, so you know you're choosing the right solution that will bring you effective relief from your infection.

Thrush

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of the yeast (Candida albicans) which often leads to symptoms such as vaginal itching, soreness or a cottage-cheese like white vaginal discharge.

Bacterial Vaginosis

BV is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in your vagina. BV symptoms usually include a fishy odour and a greyish-white, watery discharge.

How to use?

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using
Canestest®.

It’s similar to inserting a tampon and it shouldn’t cause you any discomfort.

Step 1
Unwrap the Canestest® swab (make sure the swab tip does not come into contact with anything before you insert it into your vagina).

Photo of a Canestest swab for performing self-test for vaginal infections

Step 2 
Hold the Canestest® swab by the handle and insert the yellow tip into your vagina, rotate the swab and then remove.

Step 3
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.

The test results should be interpreted in conjunction with your symptoms, based on the symptoms table on the back of the pack, helping you to understand which common vaginal infection you may be suffering from, such as thrush or bacterial vaginosis.

Precautions and considerations
Do not take any decision of medical relevance without first consulting your medical practitioner. Also, if you're unsure about the right treatment or confused about the result, please consult your doctor. 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.

Try our complete intimate health regime

Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis 7 hygienic single-use internal applicators

Treat Bacterial Vaginosis symptoms

Use Canesbalance® Bacterial Vaginosis Vaginal Gel to simply & effectively treat symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis by restoring the normal pH and the natural environment of the vagina.

Canesflor Probiotics for Vaginal Use 10 vaginal capsules

Avoid recurrence

Help prevent thrush and BV from recurring with Canesflor® vaginal probiotics. Also effective after a course of antibiotics to help restore and maintain the natural levels of good bacteria in your vagina.

Canesten Thrush Combi Pessary & External Cream

Treat thrush

Choose the Canesten® product that best suits your lifestyle & needs to get effective treatment from thrush and its symptoms.

Have confidence with your intimate health

And help you be in control of your intimate health.

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Finding the right treatment for you means relief from the annoying symptoms and a peace of mind.

Confident young smiling woman, happy after Canesten treatment
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