Welcome to www. test your vagina. com...
Now there is a home screening test for bacterial vaginosis...
the cause of vaginal discharge and odor of millions of women-
most of whom are unaware that there is even anything wrong.
The neutralized pH of the normally acidic vaginal secretions
is the key to screening and diagnosis of this important but underdiagnosed women's health condition...
Hello. My name is Dr. James Christian. For the past five years, I have maintained in-depth web sites concerning bacterial vaginosis and also fielded hundreds of questions from women affected by this condition.
I have hoped to encourage more women to discuss this very important, yet often overlooked women's health condition with their own doctors. Over the years that I have been maintaining my web sites, one of the most frequent questions I have received is why couldn't there be a test that women could perform in the privacy of their own homes to measure and to follow their own vaginal pH, which is now recognized to be the prime predictor of diseased vaginal states including bacterial vaginosis. I am happy now to offer this home testing option to women.
If you would like to learn about bacterial vaginosis, an important but underdiagnosed women's health condition, please visit www.vaginosis.com. For questions regarding purchasing one of these BV test strips or for questions regarding their use after you have purchased and tested with one, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I request that you type in "BV test" in the subject line of any email that you send so as to aid me in quickly identifing and responding to your email.
NOTE TO POTENTIAL BUYERS
Only a limited number of these vaginal pH testing packs have been pre-ordered by me. After these quantities on hand have sold out, this internet purchase site will have to be deactivated for a period of time, possibly two weeks, in order to allow for complete restocking of these diagnostic packs. Please be assured that no one who mails in a payment or who makes an on-line debit or credit card payment before the site is de-activated will fail to receive the pack they ordered. In order to assure that as many as possible different individuals have an opportunity to purchase one of the diagnostic packs, there will be a firm limit of one order per customer.
THERE ARE TWO PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR THE VAGINAL PH 2+2 PACK
(Consisting of 2 plain vaginal pH strips + 2 pH-plus-leukocyte esterase vaginal diagnostic strips)
LIMIT=1 PER CUSTOMER ON ALL ORDERS. PLEASE ALLOW 7 DAYS FOR DELIVERY OF ALL ORDERS.
PAYMENT OPTION #1:
You may mail $9.99 by money order or personal check (or carefully-concealed $10 in cash) either to me personally or to Christian Medical and Professional Services, Inc. I am known to be a trusted physician with a 100% PayPal Positive-Feedback history in delivering on these transactions. Payers who use this option are requested to include within their envelope a self-addressed label to assist me in getting out their packet more quickly.
Send $9.99 to:
Dr. James Christian
P.O. Box 10299
Silver Spring, MD. 20914-0299
PAYMENT OPTION #2:
You may also pay for one "Vaginal pH 2+2 pack" via secure PayPal, MasterCard or VISA credit card or debit transactions. $9.99
[Order today. Supplies are limited.]
Which women should have vaginal pH testing?
Please click the image to the right to view a sample bacterial vaginosis diagnostic card and to read an explanation of its use.
PAYMENT OPTION #3:
For the more economical "Vaginal pH 30+2 pack" (30 plain pH strips + 2 pH-plus-leukocyte esterase strips) priced at $29.95, click the "Buy now" button immediately below.
[Order today. Supplies are limited.]
PAYMENT OPTION #4:
For the markedly discounted "Vaginal pH 100-strip pack" (100 plain pH strips primarily offered for institutional buyers such as physician offices) and priced at $95.00, click the "Buy now" button immediately below.
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*A MESSAGE TO DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND INTERESTED PATIENTS ON THE AIMS OF THIS WEBSITE
This website, as with my other websites, is dedicated to facilitating an interactive exchange and enhanced dialogue betweenen women patients and their health care providers with respect to the important and perplexing condition of bacterial vaginosis. This site has not been created merely to peddle a particular diagnostic product, nor has it been conceived with the purpose of having every single woman who can be diagnosed with vaginosis receive some sort of prescribed antibiotic treatment-- without regard to how little bothered some of these women might be by their minimal symptoms. This site is particularly concerned with informing and educating women who must cope with the exasperating symptoms of vaginosis-- women who may not have even this condition diagnosed and explained to them by a physician-- just what bacterial vaginosis is all about, then orienting these women as to testing and therapeutic options.
Several years ago when I first became interested in bacterial vaginosis, I made the observation that many of my internal medicine colleagues and as many of my gynecologist associates appeared to be failing to fully discuss this condition with their patients who were diagnosed with it. There seems to be a kind of "Don't ask, Don't tell" dynamic in play, which was probably attributable to the fact that most physicians at the time were a little uncertain as to what to do about this disorder. In addition, back during this time, less was known scientifically about the association between untreated bacterial vaginosis and a number of subsequent bad obstetrical outcomes. Therefore, during this early period, if a woman patient was found during a pelvic examination to have a particular severe case of bacterial vaginosis or if a pathologist complained that the bacterial overgrowth evident on a submitted Pap smear slide from a woman with significant disease was making it impossible to accurately interpret the Pap smear, then this woman patient might have a prescription for Triple-sulfa vaginal cream called into the patient's local pharmacy. Probably this treatment would not work very well, but the physician had done something, and so now the page could be turned.
Now flash forward to today-- in 2007. Physicians and medical researchers today know more than we have ever known about bacterial vaginosis. Unfortunately, not every health care provider has kept up with the evoluton in our understanding of and thinking about vaginosis. Many of these physicians continuing dealing with their patients with vaginosis as if this problem was little more than a nuisance obstacle in the midst of a busy day. Evidence of this attitude could be seen whenever either a doctor or his or her nursing staff dared to suggest to a telephone triage patient complaining of a new discharge that she first try an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream rather than being instructe to schedule to make an urgent appointment to come into the doctor's office for a professional exam. This tact probably conveys two messages to desperate women patients: the first being that their doctor's office does not feel that their vaginal discharge is worthy of a trip into his or her office, and the second being that the patient is placed on notice that she is now on her own to search through a succession of over-the-counter vaginal products hoping to find one of these that will help her symptoms.
Well, of course, a new or persisting vaginal discharge and certainly a foul vaginal odor should not be problems which a doctor should give short shrift to, particularly when the woman patient is reaching out to this doctor for help. These problems are not beneath the doctor's need to get involved and to see and to thoroughly examine the patient. If only every doctor could see just a portion of the hundreds of emails I have read over the years as to how women exasperated the worst affecte women with this condition can become and how many of them have had to give up sexual intimacy because they are too embaressed by these symptoms, It is because of these hundreds of emails that I have received that I have spent countless hours researching and reading in the NIH National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, hoping to incorporate only the most current and cutting-edge information that is being learned about bacterial vaginosis. It is also for these women whose doctors fail to practice vaginal pH testing that I had for months searched the medical catalogs in America and abroad for just the right and most accurate pH strip that I could offer from this website.
I don't think that doctors should be afraid to say that they frankly don't know what to do next if a treatment with a metronidazole gel product fails to cure a patient's worst vaginosis symptoms. If I were that patient, I would rather hear this honest admission rather than having the doctor reflexively penning out a trial prescription of Clindesse, an aggressively-marketed new drug which my reading of the literature suggests to me is potentially harmful in the extreme to patients. Of course, I make no claim that everything I have published on my websites is exactly right. New discerning research articles continue to appear in the medical journals. And I do openly admit that some of my recommendations are just my own studied surmisses as to what treatments might be best to try next or what test might be best to order next if a certain treatment fails. Over the past five years that I have maintained my vaginosis websites, though, I have often received an approving email from a physician colleague or from a nurse practitioner on the quality and usefulness of the information provided on my websites. On one or two occasions, I have also received a criticizing email from a physician, but I would not discourage even this type of feedback as I can try to take something from it to try to argue a disputed point better or even to drop or change one of my recommendations.
In the end, I hope that my websites might spur other health care providers to thinking about other ways of understanding bacterial vaginosis and managing bacterial vaginosis which are not to be found in "cookbook medicine" textbooks and that these doctors will email me regarding their new ideas or insights. And I would be pleased also if health care providers begin telling their patients: "Well, I don't have the time to discuss everything about bacterial vaginosis now, but there is a doctor on the Internet who has put together an excellent resource at www.vaginosis.com; you should look at it." Or a doctor might say to his or her patient: "You know, there is this excellent resource on the Internet at www.vaginosis.com which discussess what we might try next since it seems like the metronidazole gel has failed for you; let's discuss which on the ideas on this website might be worth trying in your case." Or health care providers at all levels might begin to say to patients: "There is this excellent resource on the Internet at www.testyourvagina.com where you can purchase reasonably-priced vaginal pH strips that you might yourself use to check for recurrences and even to try to investigate on your own what events might be triggering your recurrences." Now these are long-winded statements that I doubt that many health care providers will not often make, but I will not deny that if any of you did, it would make me very happy. And thank you for taking the time to read these remarks.