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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)

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
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
No, it isn’t. Treatment of PCOS depends on what your current concerns are. As you have been given the pill, I assume you’re not planning to get pregnant anytime soon. The next thing to determine is what type of symptoms you’re experiencing. If you have symptoms ...
4 Sep 2018
Regular menstrual periods are associated with regular ovulatory cycles. You have a period 14 days after you ovulate. For example, if your period comes every 28 days, you ovulate on day 14. If your period comes every 30 days, you ovulate on day 16. Many women with PCOS don't ovulate ...
14 Aug 2018
PCOS is a condition that is associated with weight gain and obesity, and women with PCOS find it easy to put on weight and difficult to lose weight. Most women with PCOS gain weight over a period of months and years. Such a rapid weight gain of 10% body weight in 2 months ...
5 Aug 2018
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 of Diane-...
22 Mar 2018
Yes, you are right in that acne scar treatments should be commenced once acne has resolved and become quiescent. Acne scar treatments such as fractional CO2 laser can also cause scarring if there is active ace and secondly; ongoing acne can cause new scars to form. PCOS is a ...
23 Feb 2018
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