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Table 1 Vaginal health index

From: Beneficial effects of a Coriolus versicolor-based vaginal gel on cervical epithelization, vaginal microbiota and vaginal health: a pilot study in asymptomatic women

  1 2 3 4 5
Elasticity None Poor Fair Good Excellent
Fluid volume (pooling of secretions) None Scant amount, vault not entirely covered Superficial amount, vault entirely covered Moderate amount of dryness (small areas of dryness on cotton-tip applicator) Normal amount (fully saturates on cotton-tip applicator)
pH ≥6.1 5.6–6.0 5.1–5.5 4.7–5.0 <4.6
Epithelial integrity Petechiae noted before contact Bleeds with light contact Bleeds with scraping Not friable, thin epithelium Normal
Moisture (coating) None, surface inflamed None, surface not inflamed Minimal Moderate Normal