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

Dr Fong Yang
Gynaecologist
Singapore
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Dr Fong Yang
Gynaecologist
Singapore
Posted on Wed Apr 25 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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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How can I get relief from vaginal symptoms like itchiness and burning after menopause?

Dear Sharon I am sorry to hear about your distress. Vulva itch can be a complex problem and difficult to treat. For one, with the menopause there are skin changes that affect itch and irritation, as the skin becomes thinner (atrophy) and more sensitive to daily activities. Infections such as yeast, ...
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Will switching contraceptive pills help with heavy spotting between periods?

Dear Esther Thanks for your question. It may be helpful if we explore some of the causes for this intermittent bleeding - sometimes termed as "breakthrough bleeding". If the pill is not taken on a daily / regular basis, the temporary drop in the level of hormones can lead to intermittent bleeding. I...
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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 generation to another in 1...
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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 costs about $1000 - $3...
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When should I be concerned about spotting in the middle of my period cycle?

Dear Janice Mid cycle spotting is not uncommon, and it occurs around the time of the ovulation, due to a temporary drop in the levels of hormones (which helps to build up the inner lining of the womb). If you have taken the birth control pill and it stops the mid cycle spotting, it indicates ovulati...
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What could be the cause of bloating and cramping in the abdomen?

Dear Irkizanil, Bloating and cramping are what doctors term as "vague" symptoms as they do not specifically point to any particular organ or structure in the body, yet sometimes these can be the first signs of something more serious happening within the body. For a younger person, female, like yours...
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How do I treat itchiness and a burning sensation around the urethra area?

Hi, itchiness and a burning sensation around the urethra implies that there may be some form of irritation or inflammation around the area. This may be caused by urinary tract infection, or vaginal tract infection. Urinary tract infection is usually bacterial, and is not uncommon in females. Other a...
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How long does the pain last for virgins?

Hi, thanks for the question. How long will the bleeding last after first penetration? Normally it will last for a few hours after the first penetration due to trauma of the hymen, but it depends on the elasticity of the hymen. In your case, if i’m not mistaken, you have been bleeding for the past 2 ...
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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 control pill is one such meth...
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5 HORMONAL CAUSES OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN AND MEN

Dr Marilyn Lee
Endocrinologist
Singapore
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Dr Marilyn Lee
Endocrinologist
Singapore
Posted on Sun Mar 11 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PCOS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr Marilyn Lee
Endocrinologist
Singapore
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Dr Marilyn Lee
Endocrinologist
Singapore
Posted on Mon Feb 12 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ABORTIONS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr Jasmine Mohd
Gynaecologist
Singapore
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Dr Jasmine Mohd
Gynaecologist
Singapore
Posted on Tue Nov 14 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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

Dr Jasmine Mohd
Gynaecologist
Singapore
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Dr Jasmine Mohd
Gynaecologist
Singapore
Posted on Sat Sep 02 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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

Dr Jasmine Mohd
Gynaecologist
Singapore
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Dr Jasmine Mohd
Gynaecologist
Singapore
Posted on Sun Aug 13 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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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PMS: A CONSPIRACY!

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Singapore
Posted on Sat Apr 01 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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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When should I be concerned about spotting in the middle of my period cycle?

Dear Janice Mid cycle spotting is not uncommon, and it occurs around the time of the ovulation, due to a temporary drop in the levels of hormones (which helps to build up the inner lining of the womb). If you have taken the birth control pill and it stops the mid cycle spotting, it indicates ovulati...
1 Doctor Answer
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What could be the cause of bloating and cramping in the abdomen?

Dear Irkizanil, Bloating and cramping are what doctors term as "vague" symptoms as they do not specifically point to any particular organ or structure in the body, yet sometimes these can be the first signs of something more serious happening within the body. For a younger person, female, like yours...
1 Doctor Answer
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How can I get relief from vaginal symptoms like itchiness and burning after menopause?

Dear Sharon I am sorry to hear about your distress. Vulva itch can be a complex problem and difficult to treat. For one, with the menopause there are skin changes that affect itch and irritation, as the skin becomes thinner (atrophy) and more sensitive to daily activities. Infections such as yeast, ...
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 generation to another in 1...
1 Doctor Answer
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How do I treat itchiness and a burning sensation around the urethra area?

Hi, itchiness and a burning sensation around the urethra implies that there may be some form of irritation or inflammation around the area. This may be caused by urinary tract infection, or vaginal tract infection. Urinary tract infection is usually bacterial, and is not uncommon in females. Other a...
1 Doctor Answer
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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 control pill is one such meth...
1 Doctor Answer
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How long does the pain last for virgins?

Hi, thanks for the question. How long will the bleeding last after first penetration? Normally it will last for a few hours after the first penetration due to trauma of the hymen, but it depends on the elasticity of the hymen. In your case, if i’m not mistaken, you have been bleeding for the past 2 ...
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 costs about $1000 - $3...
1 Doctor Answer
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Will switching contraceptive pills help with heavy spotting between periods?

Dear Esther Thanks for your question. It may be helpful if we explore some of the causes for this intermittent bleeding - sometimes termed as "breakthrough bleeding". If the pill is not taken on a daily / regular basis, the temporary drop in the level of hormones can lead to intermittent bleeding. I...
1 Doctor Answer
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