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Gardnerella

What is Gardnerella?

Gardnerella vaginitis is the most common cause of vaginal odour and discharge. It is caused by a change in the types of bacteria found in the vagina with an increase in vaginal PH.

How is it transmitted?

This is not necessarily caused by sexually activity. However, risk factors that seems to increase the likelihood of this infection include a history of multiple sex partners, a new sexual relationship, cigarette smoking, vaginal douching and the use of an intrauterine device.

What are the symptoms?

50% of women do not have symptoms. In others, it causes a ‘fishy’ vaginal odour and/or yellow or white discharge.

How is it diagnosed?

A urine home test.

How is it treated?

Antibiotics if symptoms occur.

Are there any complications?

It can be associated with recurrent miscarriage and there is an association with premature labour and low birth weight.

 

 

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Standard Kit

Self screening test for 2 of the most commonly diagnosed STD’s.

Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea

€50

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Advanced Kit

Self screening test for 6 of the most commonly diagnosed STD’s.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

€120

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Complete Kit

Self screening test for 12 of the most commonly diagnosed STD’s.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Trichomoniasis, Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Herpes Simplex 1 & 2

€220

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