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How do I treat a wart near my genital area?

Hi Laura, For the treatment of genital warts, there are a few options. Liquid nitrogen is commonly use to freeze and destroy the wart. A few sessions spaced every one to 2 weeks may be required. Ablating the viral wart with laser or electrosurgery is another option. Topical cr...
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How likely am I to get pregnant if I had unprotected sex but he didn't ejaculate?

Hi, depending on where you are in your ovulation cycle, there is about a 20% chance of getting pregnant from unprotected sex. Ie for every 100 fertile women who have unprotected sex for a month, 20 of them get pregnant. You are more likely to conceive if you have unprotected sex ...
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What are my surgical options to remove fibroids and the length of recovery?

Dear Poh Ching, Treatment is dependent on whether the fibroids are affecting the woman's quality of life e.g. heavy menstrual bleeding, severe pain, anemia etc. If removal is required, surgical options include hysteroscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and for some cases, open surgery. The typ...
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How can someone who has autoimmune disease safely try for a baby?

Dear K, Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune skin condition where the skin produces antibody against components of the skin (desmogleins) resulting in easy blistering of the skin. This condition usually requires a long period of oral immunosuppressive medications. If you are co...
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How accurate is a pregnancy test in determining pregnancy?

Dear ZY For a young lady with a history of irregular menses, we will always consider polycystic ovaries as a possible cause. Other possible causes include severe stress, hormonal disorders such as thyroid problems, prolactin producing tumours (prolactin is a hormone necessary for production of br...
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How can I get a discreet paternity test in Singapore?

Hi Esther, Yes, it is not possible for you to be blood type B, if your parents are both blood type O. This is due to the manner in which your blood type is "passed on" from your parents. An Austrian monk named Gregor Mendel first described how traits are passed on from one ge...
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What is the typical procedure for medical abortions in Singapore?

Hi B, sorry to hear about your situation. You may wish to check out this post about abortion in Singapore , which has already comprehensively covered details about the whole process, as well as the approximate costs of getting an abortion. To summarise, an abortion in Singapore...
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How can I get my menses back after losing weight?

Dear Genevieve, It's not easy to admit that you went overboard with weight loss and being able to recognize it is a step in the right direction. When your body weight drops below a certain threshold, your body "switches off" the periods. If the duration of weight loss is ...
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What can I do for a smaller vaginal opening after childbirth that is causing pain on intercourse?

Hi! I suggest to have it looked at by your obstetrician, just to make sure that there is no abnormal healing or scarring. For some women post first delivery, there is a bit of discomfort after the first few attempts at intercourse. This should generally resolve wi...
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Are there any alternatives to Diane-35 for PCOS, acne, and heavy periods?

Dear A, it is common for someone with PCOS to have irregular (infrequent) and often time heavy periods, but when there is an element of pain during the periods, it is necessary to rule out other causes. As such, it is appropriate to review your diagnosis of PCOS. Long-term use o...
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How is conception date calculated by doctors?

Dear Crystaline The date of conception is likely to be around 16 days ago. This is because in a typical menstrual cycle of 28 days, ovulation occurs around day 14. This is assuming that everyone’s biological clock does not change from month to month. However, in th...
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How do I know if I have post partum depression or baby blues?

Dear Claire, Sorry to hear that you're going thru such a difficult time. Motherhood is a really tough journey, especially when you're juggling work and family commitments without much help! Personally, I think you're doing a great job so far (I'm a mother too, and I don't know how you can do so m...
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Is it abnormal to have a 4-week long period?

Dear Nurul Menstruation can be assessed according to frequency (24 -38 days), regularity (+/- 7days), duration (<8 days) and volume (whether heavy, normal or light). If you have been bleeding for about 4 weeks, it is considered as a form of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) a...
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What is the best method to delay my period if I'm going for an overseas trip?

Dear Teeaxe You should be able to delay the onset of your menses till after the trip. Usually we will recommend starting to take some hormone pills at least 3-4 days prior to your menses, and to continue throughout the trip, till you are back. Once home, you can stop the hormo...
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Should I be worried about PCOS if I have irregular periods?

Hi anon, thanks for your question. In a nutshell, yes you should definitely see your GP regarding your irregular periods to rule out certain things , PCOS being one of them. Excess body hair (hirsutism in medical speak) and irregular periods are some common characteristics of...
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How can I increase my chances of conceiving if I have PCOS?

Dear Muna, thank you for your question. In PCOS, the most common reason for difficulty conceiving is the lack of ovulation. Ovulation (when the egg is released) occurs 14 days before the next period. If you're having irregular periods, then it becomes difficult to predict ovulati...
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Is the long term use of birth control pills bad for our bodies?

Dear C, My opening advice is to encourage you to use a reliable family planning method at all times, if you are sexually active and are not planning to start a family. Of all reversible methods of contraception, the hormonal methods are the most effective; and the birth contro...
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Where should I go to confirm a diagnosis of PCOS in Singapore?

Hi S, Besides the symptoms you’ve described, irregular periods are one of the other hallmark signs of PCOS. In Singapore, PCOS is most commonly managed and followed up annually by gynaecologists, as there are some associated risks with PCOS, such as diabetes and heart di...
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IVF COST IN SINGAPORE: A GYNAECOLOGIST TELLS ALL

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As you may already be aware, IVF treatment in Singapore is expensive. This post covers some of the most common cost-related questions that my patients ask me about, as well as explains exactly what you are paying for in both public and private hospitals.

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A GYNAECOLOGIST'S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO IVF IN SINGAPORE (AND OTHER WAYS TO GET PREGNANT)

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Since the 1st in-vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978, the science of fertility has been advancing at breakneck speed. The technology we have today to help couples conceive would have been science fiction to those of our parents’ generation. This guide will explain all you need to know about IVF treatment in Singapore, as well as address the most frequent questions that patients who are trying to get pregnant commonly ask me in clinic.

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PMS: A CONSPIRACY!

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If you ever asked a women one thing she would change about being female, it would almost definitely be periods. Not only are periods bloody and painful (or bloody painful), they're also associated with the notorious PMS.

So, is PMS a ploy created by a secret organisation of women designed to give females a free pass for being grumpy once a month? Or perhaps it was a term coined by sexist males who didn’t take females seriously and wanted to put everything down to "hormones"?

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HOW DO GYNAECOLOGISTS HAVE BABIES? 13 ESSENTIAL INSIGHTS TO HOW DOCTORS MANAGE THEIR OWN PREGNANCIES

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Let me first begin with a caveat that this post is solely based on the observations of my gynaecologist colleagues, and my own pregnancy/birthing experiences as a mummy of 3. The timespan of this was over 17 years, during the time I was first practising as a junior doctor, then as a gynaecologist consultant in Singapore.

At least 30 colleagues of mine have had babies over this time period, and for some, certainly more than once or twice.

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5 HORMONAL CAUSES OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN AND MEN

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Due to the hectic lifestyles that Singaporeans lead, many don’t settle down until they’re in their 30's. I commonly see patients in my endocrine clinic who had no idea that they were having hormonal issues in the first place (until they started trying for a baby)! 

In this article, I describe 5 conditions where hormones can affect fertility, as well as the corresponding treatments.

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12 TOP TIPS ABOUT GIVING BIRTH IN SINGAPORE, ACCORDING TO AN OBSTETRICIAN

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Most of obstetrics (labour and delivery) is usually uneventful, but when a problem arises, things can go downhill in the blink of an eye.

The role of your attending obstetrician and midwives is to react quickly in these situations to ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Here are my top tips for your pregnancy journey and giving birth, based on my personal experience helping mummies deliver babies in Singapore over the last 13 years!

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ABORTIONS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

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Singapore
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Gynaecologist
Singapore

1 in 3 women worldwide will have an abortion in their lifetime. This in-depth guide answers all the most common questions about getting an abortion in Singapore.

I hope to help dispel some of the myths surrounding abortions in Singapore by addressing the concerns that women raise at my clinic.

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PCOS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

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Singapore

Many Singaporeans are not aware that their symptoms are due to PCOS. In this article, I’ll be addressing the common concerns that women with PCOS may have. The beauty of PCOS (and of most things in endocrinology) is that it's a readily treatable condition.

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How do I treat a wart near my genital area?

Hi Laura, For the treatment of genital warts, there are a few options. Liquid nitrogen is commonly use to freeze and destroy the wart. A few sessions spaced every one to 2 weeks may be required. Ablating the viral wart with laser or electrosurgery is another option. Topical cr...
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How likely am I to get pregnant if I had unprotected sex but he didn't ejaculate?

Hi, depending on where you are in your ovulation cycle, there is about a 20% chance of getting pregnant from unprotected sex. Ie for every 100 fertile women who have unprotected sex for a month, 20 of them get pregnant. You are more likely to conceive if you have unprotected sex ...
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What are my surgical options to remove fibroids and the length of recovery?

Dear Poh Ching, Treatment is dependent on whether the fibroids are affecting the woman's quality of life e.g. heavy menstrual bleeding, severe pain, anemia etc. If removal is required, surgical options include hysteroscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and for some cases, open surgery. The typ...
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How can someone who has autoimmune disease safely try for a baby?

Dear K, Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune skin condition where the skin produces antibody against components of the skin (desmogleins) resulting in easy blistering of the skin. This condition usually requires a long period of oral immunosuppressive medications. If you are co...
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How accurate is a pregnancy test in determining pregnancy?

Dear ZY For a young lady with a history of irregular menses, we will always consider polycystic ovaries as a possible cause. Other possible causes include severe stress, hormonal disorders such as thyroid problems, prolactin producing tumours (prolactin is a hormone necessary for production of br...
1 Doctor Answer
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How can I get a discreet paternity test in Singapore?

Hi Esther, Yes, it is not possible for you to be blood type B, if your parents are both blood type O. This is due to the manner in which your blood type is "passed on" from your parents. An Austrian monk named Gregor Mendel first described how traits are passed on from one ge...
1 Doctor Answer
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What is the typical procedure for medical abortions in Singapore?

Hi B, sorry to hear about your situation. You may wish to check out this post about abortion in Singapore , which has already comprehensively covered details about the whole process, as well as the approximate costs of getting an abortion. To summarise, an abortion in Singapore...
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How can I get my menses back after losing weight?

Dear Genevieve, It's not easy to admit that you went overboard with weight loss and being able to recognize it is a step in the right direction. When your body weight drops below a certain threshold, your body "switches off" the periods. If the duration of weight loss is ...
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