Vaginal Infection

Although they may have different symptoms, a diagnosis can be tricky even for an experienced doctor. Part of the problem is that you could have more than one at the same time. Let us check out the Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Vaginal infection.   What are the symptoms of a vaginal infection? Vaginal infections can manifest in many varied ways. The commonest symptoms that women present with include: 1) Abnormal vaginal discharge 2) Vaginal itching  &  anal itching 3) Pain/Discomfort of the vaginal & anal skin 4) Pain on...

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Intrauterine device (IUD)

An intrauterine device is a form of long term contraceptive device that is inserted into the womb. IUDs are usually small ‘T’ shaped devices. It is the most effective reversible long term contraception available. Types of IUD available: 1. Copper IUD The copper IUD is able to provide long term contraception for up to 5 years. It works by damaging sperms so that fertilization is disrupted. Copper also acts as a spermicide within the uterus, disrupting the motility and viability of sperms. Besides acting as a form of long term...

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Dr Tan and Partners (Female Doctors)

    Clinic Focus  General consultations, including management of acute Chronic Disease Management Women’s Health Men’s Health Children’s Health Health screening STI/STD Screening, Testing and Treatment Rapid HIV testing Minor surgical procedures Routine screenings ( Driver’s License/ Work permit/ PR/ Long term visit pass etc) Adult & child vaccinations (routine & ad-hoc) Travel Health and...

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Pain during Sex

Pain during sex – Shall we talk about it? Dyspareunia or painful sex can be very distressing to couples. The pain can be experienced just before (superficial), during or after (deep) sexual intercourse. This can happen to both sexes, but it is usually more common in women. Unfortunately many people who suffer from this condition do not seek medical attention and suffer in silence. Not only it can potentially affect the relationship with your partner, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition that may potentially cause...

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Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news! Cuba eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis   A report published today (1 July 2015) by BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) News has stated that Cuba has successfully eliminated transmission of HIV and Syphilis from mother-to-child (otherwise known as vertical transmission. Read more The claims have been backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has been described as one of the ‘Greatest public health achievements possible’. This hasn’t been an overnight revelation. It has taken many years of research...

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HIV testing in pregnant women

In the US there are approximately 50,000 new cases of HIV infection per year. Of these, approximately 150 involve vertical transmission from mother to child whilst the mother was still pregnant. In Singapore the number of new cases of HIV reported in 2014 was approximately 118 per million resident population. In Singapore, between 2008- 2014, there were only 2 reported cases of vertical transmission with none occurring within the last 4 years. Although we can see that vertical transmission makes up a small percentage of the overall infection...

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