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Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections 2 ea

 
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Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea
 
3.1

(based on 24 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Discrete (10)
  • Good instructions / manual (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Testing (7)
    • Women (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Average health (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    life saver

    I had BV and used the vagisil test as a way to monitor my progress while being treated by my doctor. I started with a 5.5, which is consistent with BV and after treatment...Read complete review

    I had BV and used the vagisil test as a way to monitor my progress while being treated by my doctor. I started with a 5.5, which is consistent with BV and after treatment I was able to monitor it until about a month later it tested 4.5! I am pregnant so I use them to monitor every few weeks.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Huge waste of money

    I thought this expensive kit would tell me somewhat conclusively if I have a yeast infection. It doesn't. Just "it could be yeast" vs. "it's something else." And...Read complete review

    I thought this expensive kit would tell me somewhat conclusively if I have a yeast infection. It doesn't. Just "it could be yeast" vs. "it's something else." And it's very difficult to read the results. The scale starts at 4.5 and goes up in .5 increments to 7.5. The color starts from bright yellow (4.5), gets gradually darker, and ends at dark blue (7.5). This would be ok if "normal" was in the middle - say 6.0. Instead, "normal" is at the far left (4.5), and 5.0 or higher is abnormal - see your doctor. But you can barely tell the difference between the bright yellow at 4.5 and the more "mustardy" yellow of 5.0. So not only do I still not know if I have a yeast infection, I'm out more money than if I had just purchased Monostat or something similar in the first place, AND I'm now paranoid that there might be something more serious wrong, because I couldn't decide if I matched the 4.5 yellow or the 5.0!

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    4.0

    Easy and works!

    By student5555

    from Bethesda, MD

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Discreet
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

      This worked for me - I just wish it was cheaper. I didn't have any of the same problems others had with determining the color - although maybe that's because I had a normal pH so it was easy to read. The box gives good tips (e.g., reading it in daylight or certain types of light).

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Worked for me...mostly

      By Beckett

      from Washington, DC

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Complicated To Use

      Best Uses

      • Women

      Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

      I was having symptoms I thought might be indicative of a yeast infection. I had recently seen a TV commercial for the screening kit, so I bought it. The first swab came back mostly yellow with a tiny tinge of darker color, which was confusing, so I tried the second. This time it came back almost entirely dark, indicating a high pH. So I went to the doctor and sure enough, I had bacterial vaginosis and not a yeast infection.

      My only complaint is the two swabs were inconsistent, even though I used them exactly as directed both times. But I'm glad I bought the kit because otherwise I would have just treated myself for a yeast infection, which I did not have!

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Naturopathic remedies for BV and YIs

      By Sandra Dee

      from Earth Clinic, CA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Women

        Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

        The presenting symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis are:
        1) Presence of a vaginal discharge, which rather than being watery, is of a milky consistency;

        2) Vaginal acidity, or pH, being above 4.5;

        3) A positive "whiff" test, either unaided or aided by the depositing of a drop or two of potassium hydroxide solution into a teaspoon of the collected vaginal fluid; and

        4) The identification of at least 20% of the cells on a microscopic wet mount as "clue cells".

        If you have #1 and #2, then I would just use a natural remedy, which will cost as much as ordering this test: tea tree oil suppositories. Use one each night for two weeks.

        For yeast infections, make a 50% water and 50% organic apple cider vinegar douche, and use it once a night until your vaginal ph is back to normal.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Easy to read

        By njm1901

        from Minneapolis, MN

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • As needed
        • Women

        Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

        I had been wanting to try this for sometime, but was hesitant because of the price. After some symptoms, I decided to break down and buy it. I used it and unlike other reviewers, I found it very easy to read and easy to use.

        My only reservations are the price. It always seems like products relating to women's health are so very expensive.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 1+ Hour

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Dont know why I even bought this

        By meka1980

        from Baltimore, MD

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Pointless

        Best Uses

        • Women

        Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

        If you have to guess...you probably need to just go to the doc...your going to end up having to go anyway even after using this product.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

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        (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Doesn't really tell you anything except

        By ACMP

        from Savannah, GA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Complicated To Use
        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

        • Women

        Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

        I used this product hoping to find out if I had a yeast infection. I was disapointed to find out that really all this does is tell you if you have normal ph. Well, my tests showed a ph of 7.5 so I called my doctor. Diagnosis: yeast infection. So I ask why was my vaginal ph so high? Because the ph of seman is 7.2-7.6. No where in the literature or on the box does it warn that recent sex could affect the results. So not only was I out the cost of the test but the cost of a doctor's visit....

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        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Works

        By Peg

        from Texas

        describe yourself Elderly

        Pros

        • Clear Instructions
        • Discrete
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Testing

          Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

          The testing was easy but it does not help if taking care of the problem. I have had ichey irrations for over two years and everydoctor I have went to trys to doctor me for yeast infection and it is not yeast infection. The testing showed over a 6 and the colorwas greenist yelow. I have told at least 4 doctor what the testshowed and they have done a culture and can not find out what it is. If anyone else reads this and has the same problem. E-mailme at [@]

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          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Probably won't buy again

          By atlcharm

          from Atlanta, GA

          describe yourself Average Health

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

              The Good: Easy to use, comfortable to insert

              The Bad: 1. The starting color of the paper before u insert is the same color as a normal ph reading. Therefore when u insert the paper if it doesn't change it means u have a normal ph. However, this design only makes me wonder if my ph failed to register. I'd rather the paper be a completely different color than any of the available ph colors on their chart that way it has to change therefore ensuring me that my ph did register on the paper

              2. The way the front of the box read made me think that it would tell me definitively if I had a yeast infection. this is not the case. Instead it only tells you that if your ph is normal but you experience certain symptoms then you MIGHT have yeast infection. I was glad to know my PH was normal but really this was not enough info for me. I wanted to know definitely if I had a yeast infection. This test doesn't tell you that...only that you might. Way to expensive for such mediocre information.

              ** I didn't have any problem deciphering the 4.5 color from the 5.0 color as others have mentioned. Under good light they are clearly different.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it

              By JJ

              from NY

              describe yourself Athletic

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Discrete
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Regular Use

                Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

                I bought this because I had been really itchy, but I wanted to make sure that I was a normal pH. I don't know, but I could tell a clear difference in the colors, and mine came out bright yellow, which meant I was a normal pH. I also liked this because then I didn't have to wait till Monday to go to the doctor and was able to just use a yeast infection kit (which I know may still not be the problem, but it's a start and it doesn't hurt to use a yeast infection treatment if that's what you think it is).

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                life saver

                By sarahv

                from ky

                describe yourself Average Health

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Discrete
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Regular Use
                  • Testing

                  Comments about Vagisil Screening Kit For Vaginal Infections, 2 ea:

                  I had BV and used the vagisil test as a way to monitor my progress while being treated by my doctor. I started with a 5.5, which is consistent with BV and after treatment I was able to monitor it until about a month later it tested 4.5! I am pregnant so I use them to monitor every few weeks.

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