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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is probably one of the most common disorders affecting women in Singapore.

Many Singaporeans are not aware that their symptoms are due to PCOS, and spend a lot of time and resources on managing these individual symptoms, instead of targeting the underlying cause.

Read more: The Essential Guide To PCOS In Singapore (2019)

What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects up to almost 27 per cent of women during their reproductive age. PCOS is a “syndrome” or a group of symptoms that results in reproductive hormones imbalances, affecting ovulation. The...
26 Dec 2019
What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome also known as PCOS is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. It can cause a variety of symptoms including irregular periods, symptoms/signs of male hormone excess (eg acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss), ...
17 Dec 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
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Women who have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) tend to suffer from: irregular menses acne hirsutism (abnormal male hair distribution) anovulation (which is associated with infertility) and overweight issues. It is important to remember that not all PCOS p...
8 Dec 2019
Scalp hair loss is one of the manifestations of the effects of increased male hormones in PCOS. Management includes the contraceptive pill which suppresses the ovary (hence suppresses testosterone production by the ovary) as well as the medications that block the effect of testost...
8 Nov 2019
PCOS is associated with infertility because it is associated with a lack of ovulation. You ovulate 2 weeks before your period, but if your periods are irregular, then it becomes difficult to predict when ovulation will take place. You can confirm if you are ovulating with urine...
8 Nov 2019
Hyperthyroidism and PCOS are not uncommon causes of irregular periods and both can also cause scalp hair loss. To differentiate between the 2, history and physical examination are useful, and blood test will be able to confirm if there is hyperthyroidism or not. Symptoms of hyp...
4 Apr 2019
Dr Michelle Chia
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Hi, I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. PCOS is a relatively common condition that affects many women. Women who have PCOS do face more challenges with regards to fertility due to the lack of ovulation during their menstrual cycle. However, this definitely does not mean that a wo...
25 Jan 2019
Hi, In PCOS, periods tend to be irregular and less frequent. Progesterone is given periodically to induce a period so that your womb lining doesn't grow over-exuberantly and remains healthy. Generally, if you do not have a period for 2 months, you will be given a 1-week (du...
25 Jan 2019
Many women with PCOS have irregular periods (usually long periods in between each cycle) and this is because you are not ovulating regularly. The first day is usually when you have proper menstrual flow. PCOS is the only condition when women do not have periods but have adequate oes...
8 Dec 2018
I probably wouldn’t call it “best treatment”. The term “most suitable treatment” would probably be a better term to use. The treatment plan would be tailored to what your priorities are. For example, if you’re having difficulty conceiving, Clomiph...
4 Sep 2018
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