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Has anyone seen the commercial for this new product? It apparently tells you whether you have a yeast infection or something more serious that should be addressed by a doctor. Website is here.

Thoughts? I've always heard from you all that self-diagnosis isn't smart but I'm wondering how accurate these tests are.

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I'd imagine it's pretty accurate, since it seems to be nothing more than a more-complicated pH test. Bacterial vaginosis will generally result in a pH level of above 4.5, while yeast will generally be within the normal range of a healthy vagina.

I have mixed feelings about it, just like I do with the OTC creams. On one hand it could be a valuable asset to women with no other source of healthcare, but on the other, products like this tend to be overpriced and impress a certain urgency on women, though I can agree it is better than blind self-diagnosis if a woman cannot or will not see a doctor.

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