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Can a yeast infection cause a pH strip to turn blue green when testing for amniotic fluid leaking?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Low ph

Yeast has a very low ph.
Bacterial vaginosis can cause a false positive amniotic fluid test because it has a high ph.

In brief: Low ph

Yeast has a very low ph.
Bacterial vaginosis can cause a false positive amniotic fluid test because it has a high ph.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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In brief: No

Normal vaginal ph is 4.
0-4.5 (acidic) whereas amniotic fluid ph is more alkaline with a neutral ph 7.0-7.5. A yeast infection typically does not alter the normal vaginal ph of 4.0-4.5. Likely not pertinent to you but the other 2 common types of vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis ph 5.0-6.0 and trichomonas ph 6.0-7.0) do raise the ph.

In brief: No

Normal vaginal ph is 4.
0-4.5 (acidic) whereas amniotic fluid ph is more alkaline with a neutral ph 7.0-7.5. A yeast infection typically does not alter the normal vaginal ph of 4.0-4.5. Likely not pertinent to you but the other 2 common types of vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis ph 5.0-6.0 and trichomonas ph 6.0-7.0) do raise the ph.
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