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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

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Gynaecology

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Pregnancy

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Sexual Health

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Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
It is a common complaint at the clinic; many women do experience difficulty in having orgasm when they have partnered sex. Many have problems with sexual arousal or sensation. 'Directed masturbation' is the preferred treatment method and in principle, involves education, self exploration and body...
17 Nov 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
Most women have a 4-weekly menstrual cycle or thereabouts. When their period is delayed by one week , this is usually the time women start to test themselves to see if they could possibly be pregnant or not. For some women, this is also the earliest time (5 weeks from their last...
13 Nov 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, is a common problem that affects many women (30-40% of women of reproductive age). However, most of the time, it is unreported and untreated as most women think that this is just part of the normal menstrual cycle and have learned to "live with it". Mo...
11 Nov 2019
Scalp hair loss is one of the manifestations of the effects of increased male hormones in PCOS. Management includes the contraceptive pill which suppresses the ovary (hence suppresses testosterone production by the ovary) as well as the medications that block the effect of testost...
8 Nov 2019
Although there are many nutritional supplements purported to improve egg quality, many do not have sufficient scientific data to support its claims. More recent data has shown some support for use of DHEA ( a type of precursor steroid hormone ) for women with diminished o...
6 Nov 2019
Yes, that is possible. This is because every woman is born with a fixed reserve of eggs in each ovary from birth. This starts at about 2 million eggs at birth and will gradually decrease over time . The egg reserve will be at about 300,000-500,000 eggs by the time puberty starts, b...
6 Nov 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
In general, the typical symptoms of a miscarriage are: pelvic pain vaginal bleeding discharge of tissue discharge of fluid The most common sign would indeed be vaginal bleeding. However, in early miscarriages, there may not be any signs at all (asymptomati...
4 Nov 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
"A specialist in Digestive Health and Advanced Endoscopy"
(4 Reviews)
Dry heaving, otherwise also known as retching, can simply be understood as the urge to vomit without actually throwing out . There are many conditions associated with retching besides pregnancy. These includes: Motion sickness Any local disturbance in the ear or throat ...
23 Oct 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
The most important cause of galactorrhoea (milk production not associated with pregnancy) is to exclude a problem with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland produces a hormone called prolactin. A rise in prolactin levels usually occurs during pregnancy and leads to breast milk ...
23 Oct 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
The main psychological effects of an abortion in a teen would be: shame, feelings of low mood and depression. Past generations regarded teen pregnancy as something deeply shameful. However, having an unwanted pregnancy is a difficult situation to come to grips w...
21 Oct 2019
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