STD/STI Screening for Women

It is very important to get regular screening for STDs. This is especially so in women because many women who are infected with STDs do not show any obvious signs or symptoms. If left untreated, these STDs can lead to serious long term complications like Infertility and Cancer. International and Singapore standard guidelines recommend screening for Chlamydia and a PAP Smear at least annually for all sexually active women. What should Women Screen for? 1. HIV An infection that will lead to AIDS. Screening to be done at least annually for all...

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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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Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID)

PID is caused by infection of the upper female genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes, ovaries and nearby pelvic structures. The importance of diagnosing and treating PID early is related to its complications which can have major detrimental effects on a woman’s fertility and health. What causes PID? PID is caused by infection that moves upward from the vagina and cervix into the upper genital tract. Commonly the infection is sexually transmitted and the woman may or may not have any symptoms suggestive of an infection. The...

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Contraception after delivery

After delivery, your body will readjust itself including the return of your menstrual period and with this fertility as well. Usually at your post-natal check (usually around 2 -6 weeks after delivery), your doctor will usually take this opportunity to discuss with you regarding contraceptive options. The type of contraception method that is suitable for each woman varies as it depends on you and your partner’s preference, your past medical history and also whether you are breastfeeding. When will I be fertile again? The time for fertility...

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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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