Free PAP smear -1st May 2015 –> 31st July 2015

Good news ladies! As part of the Women’s Gynaecological Awareness Month (WGCAM) Campaign 2015, our clinic has registered as one of the panel clinic offering FREE pap smear! Why is it important to have PAP smear screening? PAP smear screening is performed for early detection of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the easiest gynaecological cancer to prevent and treat with regular screening and follow up. Cervical cancer is caused by the Human papilloma virus (HPV). There are currently 2 types of HPV vaccines available – cervarix and...

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Eczema and Dermatitis

The terms eczema and dermatitis mean much the same. It basically refers to inflammation of the skin. Eczema is one of the commonest causes of dry, sensitive skin in Singapore regardless of age group. It causes red, itchy skin which may also blister. It affects up to 10% of people at some time in their life. Without proper treatment, it can cause a lot of psychological and social distress. There are two main types of eczema/dermatitis: 1) Atopic eczema This usually starts in early childhood. About 2 in 3 people with atopic eczema grow out...

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Laser treatment for pigmentation

Beauty is about being comfortable in one’s own skin. A lot has been said about flawless skin. The truth is, it is not hard to have a pigment free skin! Skin pigmentation is a widespread problem in Singapore regardless of age and sex, and is especially a beauty concern among women. To make things worse, they usually appear on the face. Age spots, freckles, melasma and various birthmarks are commonly referred to as pigmentation. Pigmentation can have a hefty impact on the way others see us – and the way we see ourselves. A...

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Male sub/infertility

Male subfertility/infertility. Having children can be a wonderful experience but often, getting pregnant can be a source of anxiety and stress for many couples. Even in perfectly healthy couples the chance of successful pregnancy in any given month is about 15-25%. So, many months of trying may be necessary to be successful. If there are factors affecting fertility (in either partner) then this chance drops. Here I will consider the male side of infertility. Male infertility is considered to be responsible for 20% of cases of infertility in...

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Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is very common. In fact, most of you know someone who constantly has sweaty palms or armpits, or whose face is drenched in sweat after a short walk to Starbucks nearby to get a coffee regardless of the weather. Excessive sweating usually happens in palms, armpits, soles and face. It can be distressing and can have serious impact on your life. Some avoid social contact with others because of the embarrassment. Some constantly appear anxious during important meetings because of sweaty forehead. There are...

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