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Is a smelly white discharge after my periods a sign of an STI or fungal infection?

Dear Nic The best advice I can give is actually to go for a check. There are reliable tests to check for infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and other possible STIs. While a white discharge is often associated with a fungal/ yeast infection, which sometimes flare up with the menses, there can b...
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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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How can I get regular periods if I'm overweight and only get periods once per year?

Dear Jaslyn, Thank you for your question. There are a few associations of irregular periods and being overweight. 1. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS have irregular periods and this tends to worsen when the weight goes up. Many also experience irregula...
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Does irregular menses affect the chances of getting pregnant?

Dear Lisa If you are only having menses once a year, this is highly unusual and I would highly suggest that you see a gynaecologist for evaluation. Normal cycle length usually ranges between 24 to 38 days - that is, most women would have a menstrual bleed a month. While ...
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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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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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How can I get relief from vaginal symptoms like itchiness and burning after menopause?

With the menopause, the loss of estrogen will bring significant changes to the hormone-sensitive organs such as the breasts, genital organs, bladder and so on. Vaginal itch and burning sensations are attributes of vulvo-vaginal atrophy. This condition is characterized by thinnin...
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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...
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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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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 spotti...
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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 pe...
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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 uncommo...
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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 ...
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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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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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Which STD tests should I take after non-protected intercourse?

Hello J Thank you for your question. If you are worried, you can take a comprehensive STD test that includes: HIV Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Herpes Hepatitis B and C Speak to a doctor to find out more. All the best! Regards,
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How do I treat an itchy vagina?

Hi there. Based on your description, you may be having a vaginal yeast infection. I do not think getting medications over the counter is a good idea. The best thing to do is to see a doctor to get a proper assessment and treatment. If you are having a vaginal yeast infection,...
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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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IVF COST IN SINGAPORE: A GYNAECOLOGIST TELLS ALL

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

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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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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PCOS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

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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)

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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

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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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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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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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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...
1 Doctor Answer
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Does irregular menses affect the chances of getting pregnant?

Dear Lisa If you are only having menses once a year, this is highly unusual and I would highly suggest that you see a gynaecologist for evaluation. Normal cycle length usually ranges between 24 to 38 days - that is, most women would have a menstrual bleed a month. While ...
1 Doctor Answer
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How can I get relief from vaginal symptoms like itchiness and burning after menopause?

With the menopause, the loss of estrogen will bring significant changes to the hormone-sensitive organs such as the breasts, genital organs, bladder and so on. Vaginal itch and burning sensations are attributes of vulvo-vaginal atrophy. This condition is characterized by thinnin...
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Is a smelly white discharge after my periods a sign of an STI or fungal infection?

Dear Nic The best advice I can give is actually to go for a check. There are reliable tests to check for infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and other possible STIs. While a white discharge is often associated with a fungal/ yeast infection, which sometimes flare up with the menses, there can b...
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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How can I get regular periods if I'm overweight and only get periods once per year?

Dear Jaslyn, Thank you for your question. There are a few associations of irregular periods and being overweight. 1. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS have irregular periods and this tends to worsen when the weight goes up. Many also experience irregula...
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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...
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