Can ultrasound be used during fertility assessment?

The simple answer is yes. There is a role for ultrasound but it is not the only investigation used during fertility assessment. However, for the scope of this article I will concentrate on the uses of ultrasound. Firstly ultrasound can be used as a basic imaging assessment to screen for abnormalities of female reproductive organs. A transvaginal ultrasound can be performed to visualise the cervix, uterus, uterus lining (endometrium), and ovaries. Should there be any obvious abnormality such as anatomical variants (e.g. bicornuate uterus,...

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Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning is the most common imaging tool used for monitoring the growth and progress of your baby. From the several scans that will be performed over your pregnancy the medical team can identify your baby’s growth pattern and gender, as well as certain genetic abnormalities. The very first time you will receive a scan will usually be at the 6-8 week mark. This scan will be a transvaginal scan (the probe will be inserted into the vagina to get a better view of the uterus). At this stage we can...

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Women’s Health Clinic Singapore

Dr Tan & Partners – Women’s Health Clinic Singapore Dr Tan and Partners is a GP clinic with a special focus on providing comprehensive and holistic care for Women’s Health Issues. We provide a private and comfortable setting for you to discuss your problem with our doctors. All our doctors are certified in Singapore and professionally trained to assist you in your medical needs. For lady patients who prefer female doctors, we have dedicated female Doctors to attend to you. We have 3 locations conveniently located at...

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Menstrual period after delivery

One of the amazing benefits of being pregnant is you get to have a long break of at least 9 months from your menstrual period. After the arrival of your baby, you may be having questions like when will my period return? Will there be a difference if I am breastfeeding or formula feeding my baby? Will it be the same as before? There is no simple answer to these questions as it is difficult to say exactly when your period will return as every women’s body is different and it also depends on how you are feeding your baby.  It is a matter...

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Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy

Dear ladies, being pregnant is a blessing and an exciting journey. In general most pregnancy will be an uneventful journey. However, up to 1 in 5 (20%) pregnant women experience some vaginal spotting or vaginal bleeding during the 1st trimester of pregnancy (also known as early pregnancy). 1st trimester vaginal bleeding is defined as per vaginal bleeding in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. In early pregnancy, you may experience some perfectly harmless light vaginal bleeding when the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of your womb...

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