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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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Pap Smear in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide To Detect Cervical Cancer

Pap Smear in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide To Detect Cervical Cancer

All females need to know what a Pap smear is. It is a simple and yet important procedure that could literally be lifesaving.

Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women around the world [1]. In Singapore, it is expected that 429 women are diagnosed and 208 women die from the disease each year. This is unfortunate, as cervical cancers are preventable and curable when detected early [2].

The Pap test has been widely recognized as an effective way to detect early cervical cancer. It is affordable and easily accessible in most countries. They are crucial in detecting and thus preventing early-stage cervical cancers from developing into an invasive stage [1].

I wrote this article to help you understand the importance of cervical cancer screening with Pap smear. Read on to find out more on the procedure, function, and costs of a Pap test in Singapore!

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This can be best differentiated with a simple vaginal swab culture . A vaginal swab test is a test done by taking samples of secretions in the vagina with a device that looks similar to a cotton bud. With the secretions attached, the swab is then sent to a laboratory for further ...
15 Sep 2019
There are a lot of women with cysts in their ovaries in which they are not aware of as they remain asymptomatic . These ovarian cysts are usually detected when women come forward for their routine gynaecology check-up or when they have symptoms like pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal...
12 Sep 2019
Common causes of prolonged lower abdominal pain includes: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gynecological problems such as ovarian or uterine growth or cysts Endometriosis Chronic constipation Non-specific functional pain The signs and symptoms to watch f...
6 Sep 2019
A yellowish-green colored vaginal discharge does sound like a possible vaginal infection. The possible types of vaginal infections are: [1] Candidal Vulvovaginitis. Patients suffering from Candidal Vulvovaginitis often observe itching, burning, white discharge and stin...
5 Sep 2019
Pre-ejaculate (also commonly known as precum) is a clear fluid secreted by glands in the urethra, during sexual arousal before ejaculation Pre-ejaculate is an alkaline fluid containing numerous enzymes and mucus but no sperm. Despite this lack of sperm, any fluid from the peni...
4 Sep 2019
This depends on the site of the infection. The most common site of UTI in a young female is the bladder - this is called cystitis . Symptoms of cystitis may include one or more the following: Painful burning sensation during urination (Dysuria) Frequent urination ...
2 Sep 2019
The withdrawal method during sex is also known as Coitus Interruptus . It refers to the practice of withdrawing the penis from the vagina and away from a woman's private parts before ejaculation. The ultimate aim of this birth control method is to prevent sperm from entering the va...
1 Sep 2019

Endometriosis: a Singaporean Gynaecologist explains

Endometriosis: a Singaporean Gynaecologist explains

Did you know that Endometriosis is the leading cause of infertility in Singaporean women? This is also the case everywhere else, with 50% of all infertile women around the world suffering the condition [1].

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological conditions. Globally, it affects 22% of all women [2].

You might have seen this disease mentioned in my hysterectomy article. This time around, I am going to focus fully on explaining all you need to know about Endometriosis and its management in Singapore.‌

Read on to find out more!

333 views 30 Aug 2019

Hysterectomy: All You Need To Know With A Singaporean Gynaecologist

Hysterectomy: All You Need To Know With A Singaporean Gynaecologist

Did you know that between 2010 and 2013, 386,226 women had done a hysterectomy in the United States? [1] In fact, hysterectomy remains to be one of the most common surgeries that Singaporean women go through.

As a gynaecologist myself, I would love to help clear up some of the doubts surrounding hysterectomy. At the same time, I would like to help you find the suitable forms of treatment that works best for your case.

Here are a few key points that you should know about hysterectomy. Click to find out!

462 views 26 Aug 2019
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