Venereology (Sexual 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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