Women's Health

Women's health focuses on the management of diseases and conditions that affect a woman's physical and emotional well-being.

Though an intrauterine device (IUD) is an effective contraceptive device, it is still possible to get pregnant. It is rare with an incidence of 1 in 100 women with an IUD and the risk is highest during the 1st year of insertion. If a woman gets p... Read Full Answer
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"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"

If a teenage girl does not get her period by the age of 16, she has primary amenorrhea (or absence of menses), which is typically caused by structural or chromosomal abnormalities or functional problems with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. Bu... Read Full Answer
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"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"

What is fat? The scientific term for body fat is "adipose tissue." Adipose tissue serves a number of important functions. Its primary purpose is to store lipids from which the body creates energy. In addition, it secretes a number of important ho... Read Full Answer
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"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a result of a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. These affected women may have a variety of symptoms or even no symptoms at all. They can ha... Read Full Answer
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"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"

Postinor-2 is a form of emergency contraception (or often referred to as the "morning-after pill") and should be taken orally within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse in order for it to work properly. It consists of 2 tablets to be consu... Read Full Answer
5 Gynaecology Clinics for Early Menopause in Singapore (2020)
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Menopause is the natural stage after your final menstrual cycle. It may happen at around 45 to 55 years of age depending on genetics, lifestyle factors, auto-immune diseases and few other factors [1]. In Singapore, the average age for menopause onset is 49 years old. Premature menopause happens before the age of 40.

There are negative effects of early or premature menopause. Examples are:

  • Increased risk of serious health problems - heart diseases, diabetes, sleep problems and osteoporosis,
  • More severe symptoms of menopause 
  • Depression
  • Premature ovarian failure

However, there are ways that can help to relieve the symptoms of premature menopause.

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"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"

In general, treatment of gallstones during pregnancy is similar to the way gallstones are treated normally. There are special considerations that your doctor will have if you are pregnant and presenting with gallstones related issues. The most sig... Read Full Answer
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"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"

The fact that there are so many forms of contraception means that there is no one ideal contraception that suits all women (no one size fits all solution). Women have many reasons for seeking contraception and their final preference depends on: ... Read Full Answer
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"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"

Superovulation Intrauterine Insemination (SOIUI) is usually recommended over IUI alone as the success rate for IUI alone is no better than natural conception. SOIUI is therefore a good option for: mild male factory infertility mild endometrios... Read Full Answer