Gynaecology (Women's Health)

All You Need to Know About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is a serious disease that claims the lives of millions of people around the globe. Hepatitis is a medical term used to describe liver inflammation. Hepatitis C is a liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis C virus, a bloodborne virus that is extremely infectious. It can result in both short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) inflammation of the…

Why am I having vaginal discharge

What does your vaginal discharge mean? The human body is truly a medical marvel. There are so many checks and balances to help us maintain good health. Your vaginal discharge is one of these indicators. You can track your reproductive and sexual health by paying attention to your vaginal discharge. Medically speaking, your vaginal discharge can be described as the…

Why am I having heavy periods?

Heavy periods can be a nightmare for those who suffer from it. It can be terribly inconvenient and downright scary at times. Your health can be affected as well and you may need to see your doctor. The medical name for heavy periods is Menorrhagia. While some women have heavy periods than others, if the blood flow is overwhelming it…

Which method of contraception suits me

What method of contraception should I use? Family planning has been truly groundbreaking, allowing women to choose when and if they would like to have children. Contraception options for women are endless today. There is so much on the market to choose from and it can be overwhelming. There are different types of birth controls and a multitude of brands.…

What you need to know about pregnancy testing!

What you need to know about pregnancy tests Whether you are trying to have a baby or it’s unexpected every woman wants to know if she is pregnant or not. So, it is not surprising that the science behind pregnancy testing is pretty accurate. You can go into any pharmacy, buy a test, follow the instruction, and in minutes know…

Pap smear Singapore

What women need to know about pap smears in Singapore Pap smears have become pivotal in the fight against cervical cancer, a common cancer in Singapore. According to the Singapore Cancer Society, cervical cancer is the tenth most common cancer among women in Singapore. Your best chance at beating this kind of cancer is early detection. The Pap test or pap…

What you need to know about HPV and HPV vaccination

HPV and HPV vaccinations explained HPV is a primary concern among sexually active women in Singapore. You may be aware that it is linked with cervical cancer. If you are worried you may want to look into vaccination. Here we will explore all that HPV giving you the insight you need to make informed decisions. Frequently asked questions on HPV…

What should I know about fibroids

All you need to know about Fibroids Fibroids are one of the most common complaints that affect women’s health. Someone you know may have had a fibroid removed. Of course, knowing exactly what is happening puts your mind at ease and helps you get closer to the treatment that you need. What are fibroids? Fibroids are non-cancerous growths made of…

What can I do about vaginal odour?

Vaginal Odour- Causes & Remedies The term vaginal odour usually conjures up unpleasant thoughts and notions. You may notice that the smell changes during different times of the month. It may become more noticeable mid-cycle. This is normal. It is often a touchy subject that women are reluctant to talk about. Here we will discuss what is normal when there…

Urinary Tract Infections – Everything a woman needs to know about UTIs

Urinary Tract Infections – Everything a woman needs know Urinary tract infections or UTIs are quite a common complaint among women. Your urinary tract consists of your kidney, bladder, renal pelvis, ureters, and the urethra. The entire system is designed to take excess fluid in the form of urine out of the body. However, when there is an infection, the…

Top causes of vaginal itching

Vaginal itches even though they are not life-threatening, can be uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes embarrassing! It is a fairly common problem among women. This annoying condition can be caused by numerous irritants. Some are infection-related and others can be linked to external factors or the stage in a woman’s life. Thankfully, once the cause of the vaginal itch is diagnosed,…

Top 10 causes of vaginal lumps and bumps

Vaginal lumps and bumps may cause considerable discomfort to those who have the misfortune of dealing with them. The thing is during the course of your life you may develop a bump in the vaginal area. You can divide vaginal bumps and lumps into the following categories. Harmless Sexually-transmitted disease or Infection based Cancerous The following bumps are usually benign…

Melasma explained

Melasma Explained If you have noticed that your skin’s color does not look quite right and seems patchy, you may be suffering from a condition called melasma. It can make you feel quite self-conscious, which could lead to your self-esteem being affected. It’s not a term that you hear every day, but for the people who suffer, it can be…

Is it serious to be bleeding after sex

Bleeding After Sex – Is it serious? Many women experience bleeding after sex. It is a bit off-putting, to say the least. Blood showing up when it is not expected tends to be frightening.The first question on your mind would be whether or not this is serious. You are encouraged to see your doctor, especially if it seems to be…

How can I perform a Breast Self Examination

How can I perform a Breast Self Examination? As we know early detection for most cancers improves your chances of a full recovery. It is no different with breast cancer. As such you should do regular breast self-examinations. It is recommended that they are done once a month. Timing is everything. The ideal time for a breast exam is one…

Help! I am having pain during sex

Pain during sex – causes and treatments Pain during sex or dyspareunia is sadly a common problem for many women. Other than the obvious discomfort, it can have psychological effects. Your self-esteem and emotional intimacy within your relationship can be adversely affected.A woman may be robbed of an avenue to relieve tension. Oxytocin and endorphins are released during sex that…

Breast Cancer in Singapore

Having Breast Cancer in Singapore – Breast Cancer Explained Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women and it is no surprise that it is the most prevalent cancer requiring treatment among Singaporean women. The statistics for breast cancer in Singapore are pretty grim. Sadly, more than 400 women die from breast cancer each year. We have put together…

Am I going through menopause

Menopause is the term given to the end of a woman’s reproductive years i.e. the end of her periods. Often the word menopause is used to refer to any of the symptoms that a woman may experience leading up to menopause and beyond. It usually occurs during your 40s or 50s and is a gradual process. As with any kind…

All you need to know about Irregular Periods

Irregular Periods – All you need to know While your menstrual cycle may work like clockwork most of the time, there are occasions where it might skip a beat. Your period may appear unexpectedly. It may not appear at all. You may even have an increase or decrease in menstrual flow. All of these are considered irregularities. You may be…

What You Need to Know About Implanon

For years, unintended pregnancy has always remained a global issue that not only affects women and their families, but the society as well. Unwanted pregnancy can result from non-use of contraceptive services, contraceptive failure, and, rarely commonly, non-consensual sex. Abortion is arguably the most common consequence of unwanted pregnancy which, unfortunately, in the developing world, can lead to long-term negative…

What is Gonorrhea?

Arguably one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhea is a highly infectious disease caused by a bacterium known as gonococcus, or Neisseria gonorrhea, that thrives in moist and warm environments. Although curable, untreated gonorrhea can result in a whole host of lifelong health problems. Gonococcus bacteria is usually found in the penile or vaginal discharge. You…

Syphilis

Syphilis

According to statistics from the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control), syphilis is slowly making a comeback. In recent years, there has been a general increase in syphilis cases among both homosexuals and heterosexuals. In Singapore alone, an average of 1,500 cases had been reported yearly over the last five years, according to Singapore health authorities. Syphilis is caused by a…

Do I Have a Yeast Infection

What is a Vaginal Yeast Infection Vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection caused by a yeast, known as candida. This fungus lives in your body naturally and may be present in your mouth, throat, vagina, and even on your skin. When you are in good health, it normally does not cause any problems. However, when the environment of your vagina…

All You Should Know About Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma genitalium refers to a type of bacteria that causes sexually transmitted diseases. You acquire it by having intercourse with an individual who has it. For some unknown reasons, very few people are aware that this disease even exists. Perhaps this is mainly because this particular infection can be quite difficult to test. What’s more, a significant number of patients…

What is Trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis refers to a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by a very small protozoan parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Though the associated symptoms usually vary, many of those who have the parasite may not be able to tell they are infected. This parasite usually infects both the urethra and vagina in females. On the other hand, it can…

All You Need to Know About Molluscum Contagiosum

Also referred to as water wart, this is a relatively common skin infection that is caused by the Molluscum contagiosum virus, which belongs to a group of pox virus. It usually manifests as harmless raised bumps or visible lesions on your skin’s outermost layer. It can equally manifest as raised, pearly skin-colored bumps that may occasionally feature a central dimple…

What Causes Genital Warts?

Genital warts refer to contagious, fleshy growths that occur in the genital area. Genital warts are among the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. They usually consist of fibrous overgrowths that are covered by a thickened, outer layer. They may appear around a woman’s cervix or genital regions. So, what causes Genital warts? They are caused by HPV or…

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus, HSV. Sexual contact is the primary mode through which the virus spreads. This means that it can be transmitted through oral, vaginal, or oral sex. After the initial infection, the virus will remain dormant in the body and can reactivate numerous times a year. The…

What Your Acne Does Not Tell You

What to Do if I Have Acne First and foremost, it is important to understand that acne is a common skin condition. Most people have acne, which also frequently occurs during our teenage phase. Here are some helpful information to know why does this occur and how can it be managed. Understanding your acne and pimples Acne is caused when…

What You Need to Know About Chlamydia

Chlamydia is arguably one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Even though it can be easy to be treated and cured, it can potentially result in extremely painful complications as well as serious health conditions if left untreated. Many people suffering from chlamydia usually do not experience any noticeable symptoms after infection. Today in this post, we want…

What You Can Do For Unbearable Menstrual Cramps

Should I see a doctor for my painful menstrual cramps? Of course, the best way to manage dysmenorrhea symptoms is to get assessed by your doctor. During which, your doctor will conduct your medical history along with a physical examination that targets your pelvis and lower abdomen. Depending on the severity of your condition and symptoms, blood tests and ultrasound scans…

Emergency Contraception and Morning-After Pills

Having unprotected sexual intercourse, or can be a great cause of concern for most women, especially if one is not yet ready for a baby. The emotional distress can be even more so with a failed contraception which can be nerve-wrecking. Fortunately, there are emergency contraceptive pills (morning-after pill) which has proven to be highly effective and safe in the prevention of unplanned pregnancies.

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