Buy Canetest Self-Test Online For BV & Thrush

Canestest self-test is an easy-to-use vaginal swab test that offers a simple way to diagnose common vaginal infections such as thrush and bacterial vaginosis (BV). You can buy this test at Click2Pharmacy from our online thrush clinic or our BV clinic, and we’ll have it delivered quickly and discreetly straight to your door. 

What Is Thrush?

Thrush is a common yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida that mainly affects genitalia. In women, thrush causes uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginal discharge and itching.

What Is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) occurs when the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted, leading to symptoms like a fishy smell, unusual discharge, and discomfort during urination. 

How Does Canesten Self-Test For Vaginal Infections Work?

The Canesten Self-Test helps you determine the cause of your symptoms by measuring the pH level of your vaginal environment, a key indicator of the type of infection present. A change in pH can reveal whether your symptoms are likely due to thrush or BV, guiding you towards the appropriate treatment.

Who Can Use Canesten Self-Test?

The Canesten Self-Test is for women experiencing unusual discharge, odour, or discomfort. It’s especially helpful if you’re uncertain about the type of infection you might have. However, it is not suitable for women who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Going through menopause
  • Using the test a day before or after your period

If you’re still unsure whether this test is suitable for you, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

How To Use Canestest For BV or Thrush?

To use the Canesten Self-Test correctly and ensure accurate results, follow the following steps:

  1. Start by washing your hands well.
  2. Carefully unwrap the Canestest swab, ensuring it does not touch anything that could contaminate it.
  3. Hold the swab by the handle and gently insert the yellow tip into your vagina. Rotate the swab for thorough sampling and then remove it.
  4. Wait for about 10 seconds, then observe the colour of the swab tip.
  5. Once you know the results, dispose of the swab as you would with any other feminine hygiene product.

If there is no colour change to the swab, this generally indicates thrush. However, if the colour of the swab changes to blue or green, it suggests you have bacterial vaginosis. 

If you’re still unsure how to use the Canesten self-test, please refer to the patient information leaflet. 

Canestest Thrush & BV Self-Test Side Effects

Using the Canetest for vaginal infections is generally safe and isn’t associated with any side effects. However, if you are confused by your results, you should speak with your doctor or a pharmacist before selecting a treatment.

Canestest Thrush & BV Self-Test Important Information

  • Store the kit in a cool, dry place and
  • Use it before the expiry date
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children

Canestest Thrush & BV Self-Test FAQs

No, each Canesten Self-Test is designed for a single use only. Using the test more than once can lead to inaccurate results.

The Canesten Self-Test is a reliable indicator of vaginal pH, which can help differentiate between thrush and BV. However, further consultation with a healthcare professional is advised if symptoms persist or the results are unclear.

The Canesten Self-Test provides results within a few minutes of conducting the test. Be sure to read the results within the timeframe specified in the instruction manual to ensure bv clinic accuracy.

If your test indicates bacterial vaginosis, speaking with a healthcare professional for the best treatment is important, as BV typically requires prescription medications. You can get prescription medications from our online BV clinic after a free consultation with a licensed pharmacist.

If your test suggests thrush, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for the best treatments. Alternatively, you can fill out a free consultation form at our online thrush clinic to find the best treatment for you.

After using the Canesten Self-Test, dispose of the swab like any other feminine hygiene product. Make sure you don’t flush the test down the toilet. 

If the results from your Canesten Self-Test are unclear or if you continue to experience symptoms, it is important to speak with your doctor or a pharmacist, as they may recommend further tests.

For the most accurate results, it is best to use the Canesten Self-Test when you are not menstruating and have not used any vaginal products, such as douches, spermicides, or lubricants, that could change your vaginal pH, within 24 hours before testing.

The Canesten Self-Test helps distinguish between thrush and bacterial vaginosis by testing the pH level of the vagina. It does not diagnose other types of infections, so you should speak with a medical professional if you think you have a different infection.