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Women's Health

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

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Women's health includes a wide range of areas, such as:

  • Contraception options
  • Sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Health screening for female cancers, such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer
  • Menopause and hormone therapy
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pregnancy and childbirth

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Dr Christopher Ng
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Women with 1 or 2 blocked Fallopian tubes should undergo IVF (in vitro fertilization) as it is very unlikely for them to conceive naturally. IVF bypasses the Fallopian tubes and the egg is fertilised with the husband's sperm in the fertility centre. The embryo is then carefully plac...
23 Jan 2020
When a woman becomes pregnant, the uterus and foetus will grow larger with time and that causes the veins in the pelvic floor to engorge. It is common for haemorrhoids to enlarge during pregnancy due to engorgement of the pelvic veins, coupled with reduced mobility for some women ...
17 Jan 2020

Anonymous HIV Tests in Singapore: Where, How and Costs

Anonymous HIV Tests in Singapore: Where, How and Costs

You are likely to have heard of HIV before. Or perhaps you are sexually active and wonder if you are HIV-positive. Although there is no cure for HIV, people are reluctant to get tested mainly due to the social stigma surrounding people with not only HIV but other STDs as well.

HIV is a virus that negatively affects the immune system, thus increasing your risk of other diseases and infections. However, without diagnosing and treatments, the infection will progress to an advanced disease stage of HIV called AIDS.

If you want to get tested for HIV but want to keep it under wraps, I have good news for you -- anonymous HIV testing is available.

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The HPV test is primarily used as an alternative to the pap smear for cervical cancer screening today. It helps to detect the presence of high risk types of HPV viruses that are associated with the development of cervical cancer. Studies have shown that compared with pap cytology...
12 Jan 2020
Breast implants used for breast augmentation these days are most commonly cohesive gel silicone implants . The polymer used is of medical-grade as opposed to industrial-grade silicone, and therefore much more biologically inert and safe . The question I often get asked by my patie...
10 Jan 2020
Dr Christopher Ng
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Why vaginal infections happen Vaginal infections in women are relatively common. Most women will have at least one vaginal infection in their lifetime. This can be bacterial, fungal and viral . All these vaginal infections arise when the natural vaginal pH (mildly acidic) chan...
6 Jan 2020
Dr Christopher Ng
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For most women, bacterial vaginosis is a common bacterial vaginal infection that usually clears after a week of antibiotic treatment. If the infection is still recurrent after 6 months, this could indicate that your natural vaginal pH is too alkaline and you may want to restore th...
2 Jan 2020
Dr Christopher Ng
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Most of the time it is usually due to the vagina being too dry and not well-lubricated enough. This is easily resolved by using vaginal lubricants or engaging in more foreplay prior to penile penetration. For some women, it could be due to sexual and performance anxiety leadin...
2 Jan 2020
Yes, women with a history of herpes can start a family provided proper treatment has been given. If she had genital herpes before getting pregnant or if infected early in pregnancy , the chance of the baby being infected is very low . Neonatal herpes is a very rare but serious vir...
1 Jan 2020
The pap smear is one of the commonest methods for screening for cervical cancer. There are some tips I would advise in order for an accurate sample to be taken. I would advise you to Not to schedule the pap smear when you are having menses. Do it a week after the menses has ...
31 Dec 2019
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