Although thrush and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are prevalent infections among women, they are distinct conditions requiring different treatment approaches. Identifying them accurately can be challenging for many women. With Canestest, you can test before initiating treatment, ensuring you select the appropriate solution that will provide effective relief from your infection, whether it be Thrush or BV thus, empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.

Order within

  • 00h
  • 00m
  • 00s

to receive your order on Tuesday April 23, 2024

4.5+ based on 140+ reviews
SKU CAN010 Categories , ,
*Product images are for illustrative purposes only, and you may receive a different licensed alternative.
Price Checker


related products

You may also like

About product

More Information


Canestest serves as a self-diagnostic kit designed to assist in determining whether one is experiencing  Thrush or Bacterial Vaginosis. The vagina typically maintains an acidic pH level to sustain a healthy balance of bacteria. Any deviation from this pH balance may indicate a bacterial infection. Thus, Canestest detects an elevated pH level, which is characteristic of bacterial vaginosis. Conversely, if the pH level remains within the normal range, it suggests a higher likelihood of symptoms being attributed to thrush.


To use the Canestest swab, carefully unwrap it from the packaging, ensuring it does not come into contact with anything. Hold the swab by the handle and gently insert the yellow tip into the vagina. Rotate the swab and then remove it. Wait for 10 seconds to observe if the colour changes. If the swab remains unchanged in colour after this time, it suggests a potential presence of thrush, for which we offer several safe and effective treatment options on our Feminine hygiene webpage. However, if the swab changes colour to blue or green, indicating possible bacterial vaginosis, it’s advisable to consult your doctor or pharmacists for further evaluation and guidance.

For the most accurate test results, it’s important to avoid using Canestest under certain conditions. These include if it’s less than one day before or the day after your period, if you observe any signs of menstruation or vaginal bleeding, or if it’s been less than 12 hours since sexual intercourse or vaginal douching. Such conditions may affect the accuracy of the test results and could lead to false positive outcomes. Additionally, ensure that the swab is not inserted deeper than the handling points indicated. Pregnant individuals should consult their GP before taking the test to ensure correct interpretation of results and appropriate medication prescription by a medical professional. Furthermore, Canestest should not be used by menopausal or post-menopausal women due to the potential for elevated vaginal pH, which could result in false positive results for bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis despite the absence of these conditions.

If you suspect that your symptoms align with those of thrush, we offer a comprehensive selection of products aimed at alleviating discomfort. Our range includes Canesten Thrush Duo and numerous other options tailored to provide relief. Visit our Feminine hygiene webpage today to explore our full range of products and find the solution that best meets your needs.