Symptoms of Syphilis

  Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Syphilis Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. Infection is divided into four stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary) and signs and symptoms will vary depending on the stage at presentation. It is highly contagious and can be spread via direct contact with a syphilis sore or syphilis rash, usually through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. If left untreated, syphilis can spread to other organs around the body and cause potentially...

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Ouch! What Causes Testicular Pain?

Ouch! Any man who has ever suffered a hard knock to the groin will still cringe at the memory. But apart from direct trauma, what other conditions can result in pain in the testicles?   What are the Testicles? The testicles, or testes, are two egg-shaped reproductive organs in males located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and sex-hormones (primarily testosterone). As most men are aware, the testes are very sensitive and even the slightest trauma or injury can cause pain and discomfort. While some causes of testicular pain may be mild...

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Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Oral thrush is caused by a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue. It is caused by a group of yeast organisms called Candida, and is also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis. It is normal to have a small amount of these fungal organisms living in your mouth and gastrointestinal tract without causing any harm, but if they start to multiply uncontrollably, you can develop an infection. Oral thrush is usually a mild infection which is easily treatable with antifungal medications, but it can also be an indication of a weakened immune system,...

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HSA announcement on HIV Combo Test Kit Recall in Singapore

Dr Tan & Partners takes the recent recall of HIV test kits by the HSA very seriously. We would like to assure our patients that we take our commitment to providing you with quality healthcare with utmost importance. With regards to the recent Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore’s announcement on the manufacturer recall of the 4th generation SD BIOLINE HIV Combo test kits, we would like our patients to be informed of the following: It would be impossible to verify exactly how much detection sensitivity is affected for...

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