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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.

Overview

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

A girl who is a virgin will have an intact hymen. As such, the doctor will usually perform or arrange for a trans-abdominal ultrasound scan for the patient rather than a transvaginal ultraound, so as to avoid breaking of the hymen. However, a transabdominal ultrasound may have...
21 May 2019

This Singaporean Psychiatrist Discusses Various Postnatal Mental Conditions

This Singaporean Psychiatrist Discusses Various Postnatal Mental Conditions

The physical changes that often occur after pregnancy are well-discussed. While much has been written on postnatal weight loss regimens and beauty management, a mother’s mental health is also crucial for the happiness of herself and her loved ones.

Childbirth can be a strenuous and taxing process not only for the body but for the mind as well. Depression and anxiety connected to pregnancy are some mental conditions that new mothers may suffer from in silence.

Psychiatrist Dr Ng Beng Yeong recently answered questions from DoctorxDentist readers about who is most at risk for postnatal depression, and what the chances of having schizophrenia after childbirth could be. Here's what he had to share.

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Norethisterone is a type of progesterone hormone pill that can be used for various reasons, eg heavy periods, delaying periods etc. However, it is important to note that Norethisterone is NOT a contraceptive pill. Meaning, it does not provide you with birth control effects. He...
1 May 2019
For the majority of women, if you have missed your period for one week then it is a good time to test to see if you are pregnant using a urine pregnancy test kit. Some women have very irregular periods in which their menstrual cycles are more than one month long.For these ca...
22 Apr 2019
Hi, The most direct answer to your question will be: yes, you can be potentially suitable for a laparoscopic myomectomy. However, there are some factors to consider: 1. Besides size, the next most important factor will be site, meaning where is the fibroid sited in the uter...
3 Feb 2019
Thank you for your question. Fibroids are very common in women,especially those in the reproductive age group. They are usually mostly benign growths that grow mostly within the uterus. A 8.7cm x 7.4cm x 7.8cm sized fibroid is relatively significant in size, and is actually of...
3 Feb 2019
Hi there, Your symptoms sound like they way be related to some form of nipple eczema or dermatitis. Especially since the symptoms worsen with sweating and is associated with intense itch. What you should do is to see a doctor for a consultation as only when a doctor examines t...
15 Feb 2019
Generally speaking the oral contraceptive pill effects only should last for one day which is why you need to take the oral contraceptive pills daily for them to be effective. Once you stop taking them, the side effects should be gone within a few days. This also applies to its...
28 Dec 2018
Hi there, The answer to your question will depend on what your menstural pattern was before yasmin and how irregular your periods have become now. Your periods on Yasmin would have been very regular because of the monthly withdrawal bleeding. However, if you have since stop...
13 Feb 2019
Hi there, It is good to know that you are taking birth control pills for contraception. Birth control pills are a very reliable form of contraception if taken correctly. Your next course of action will depend on when in the pack the missed pills were, eg: week 1, 2 or 3. However,if you had miss...
10 Feb 2019
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