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What Are the Rules for IVF in Singapore?

Infertility is a complex medical condition that affects many couples worldwide. Defined as the inability to conceive after a year of regular unprotected intercourse, infertility can be attributed to various factors...

4 Gynaecological Conditions & Preventive Measures

All sexually active women should have pap smears performed routinely every 1-3 years depending on their results as this is the recommended method for cervical cancer screening. It accurately detects 90% of cervical...

Frequently Asked Questions On Cervical Cancer

Only sexually active women need a pap smear test and they should start from the age of 25 onwards in Singapore (it is 21 years old in western countries). If a woman is sexually active for 3 years even if she is under 21 years...

The Best Pregnancy Care Diet

Introduction A well balance healthy diet is always recommended regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. However in pregnancy, a healthy diet becomes even more important than normal as pregnant mothers become the...

Breast Cancer

What causes breast cancer? The risk factors include family history (inherited mutated genes), personal history, increasing age, obesity, alcohol consumption, radiation exposure, early menarche and late menopause, having your first child after 35 years...

Birth Plan Tips

Birth Plan Tips

Obstetrics

What is a birth plan? It is not compulsory to have a birth plan but it may be useful if my patients have particular ideas as to how they would like their deliver to...

Common Causes of Male Infertility

Infertility affects 15% of couples. Male infertility can be a contributing cause in 50% of these couples. This can lead to frustration and stress. The causes include: Varicocele is a swelling of the veins...

Signs & Symptoms of Endometriosis

What are some of the signs of endometriosis? Regina/Pauline mentioned in her testimonial that she had persistent coughing and a sharp pain in her abdomen. How would females be able to tell endometriosis apart...

Laser Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation

At our clinic, we carry an established non-ablative laser to treat cosmetic skin concerns. Delivers the benefits of much more aggressive procedures without the discomfort and downtime. Patients return to their normal lives immediately after...

Visiting your gynaecologist

Visiting your gynaecologist

Obstetrics

Many women delay visiting a gynaecologist out of embarrassment, fear or ignorance. While this is understandable, it is important to realise that, for the sake of good health, it is a must. And the...

Benefits of Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Advancement in technology is benefiting more people as it has allowed increasingly difficult surgeries to be performed with greater care and precision. Surgeons no longer have problems reaching...

Prenatal Testing

Antenatal risk assessment tests help parents take an important step towards a healthy and happy pregnancy. Becoming a parent is a major commitment filled with many challenges, rewards and decisions. While most pregnancies are...

Dealing with Menstrual Cramps

Dysmenorrhoea is more commonly known as “menstrual cramps”. Most patients describe the condition as a dull, throbbing or cramping pain that arises from the lower abdomen. For most women, this occurs just before and...

Uterine Prolapse

Uterine (womb) prolapse happens when the uterus descends down into the vagina and can sometimes even protrude out of it. This is a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles and ligaments which usually support...

FAQ On Adenomyosis

Though Adenomyosis is considered a benign (not life-threatening) condition, the frequent pain and heavy bleeding associated with it can have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. Q: What is Adenomyosis? Adenomyosis...

Irregular Menses

The Menstrual Cycle varies from woman to woman. It is normally counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next. This menstrual bleeding can occur once every 21...

An Interview with Dr Christopher Ng

An Interview with Dr Christopher Ng

O&G is a happy profession – there are lots of pictures of happy babies on my “wall of fame It’s different from other disciplines where you may have to break bad news. But you...

Facts About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. It is a condition that affects women of reproductive age. The affected women commonly have enlarged ovaries with multiple small cysts...

Tailor-made contraception

There is no one method that suits every woman. But the good news is that, unlike in the past, there are many methods to choose from, depending on your lifestyle and personal preferences. On...

Understanding Menopause

Menopause is a natural biological process that affect women of a certain age. It is defined as occurring 12 months after the last menstrual period and marks the end of the menstrual cycles. Natural...

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common medical condition characterized by the growth of endometrium (the tissue that normally lines the womb) beyond or outside the uterus. It most often appears in places within the pelvis, such...

What You Should Know About Ovarian Cysts

During a woman’s child-bearing years, the ovaries go through cyclical changes. The ovary is responsible for the production of hormones, which in turn triggers menstruation. One of the most common women’s concerns is ovarian cyst,...

What You Should Know About Uterine Fibroids

Thorough check-up should clear the air about growths in the uterus. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often occur during a woman’s childbearing years. They are also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or...

Protect Your Loved Ones Against Cervical Cancer

A woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes worldwide. Learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Cervical Cancer is the sixth most common cancer affecting women in Singapore. It occurs...

What Does Antenatal Care Mean?

Each pregnancy is a unique experience and so couples are encouraged to be actively involved in making decisions about their antenatal care. This includes information on services that are available and support to help...

Treatment Options for Male and Female Infertility

What Is Infertility and what are the treatments of Male & Female Infertility? Overview Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least 1 year of having regular intercourse without using any contraceptive methods....

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)? Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery’ (laparoscopy or hysteroscopy) involves using small incision surgical techniques that are intended to achieve clinical outcomes akin to those...

Urogynaecology: Urinary Incontinence & Uterine Prolapse

What Is Urogynaecology? Urogynaecology includes the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders (prolapses). Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor problems are surprisingly more common than what women perceive yet numerous...

What Does Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cover?

The field of medicine and surgical procedures that involves female health and pregnancy is broadly classified into Gynaecology and Obstetrics. They deal with ailments relating to female reproduction, female organs and other pregnancy related...

Fertility Problems and Treatments

With Singapore’s economic success, more and more couples are putting their career first before starting their family. Many are marrying later and starting their family at an older age compared to their parents’ generation....

Early Signs of Infertility

Know the possible signs of infertility and seek help early INFERTILITY is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of having regular intercourse without using contraception. If a couple has not been...

Contraception

Contraception (birth control) is an important part of women’s reproductive health. When the right form of contraception is used correctly, it can allow women to be in control about the timing and number of their pregnancies. Many women do not wish...

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