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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Circumcision Clinic in Singapore

Circumcision is the term used to describe the surgical removal of the excess foreskin. When is it done? The circumcision procedure is usually indicated in patients with phimosis (tight foreskin opening), recurrent foreskin infections, such as balanitis, and for religious reasons. Around 1,900 cases are performed yearly in Singapore in both private and subsidised institutions and all of them are done as day surgery. This figure excludes cases done in the GP setting for religious purposes. In our clinic for circumcision, we mostly deal with...

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Dyspepsia and Urea Breath Test

Having reoccurring belly pain & discomfort, bloating, heartburn, burping up food or liquid, or feeling uncomfortably full after eating? You could have Dyspepsia (Indigestion)! Dyspepsia or indigestion is a common condition used to characterise the symptoms of epigastric pain, discomfort or burning sensation. Symptoms of Dyspepsia (Indigestion) You may experience one or more symptoms that include: Belly pain or discomfort Regurgitation (Burping up food or liquid ) Heartburn Feeling uncomfortably full after eating Loss of appetite. Most...

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HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong (World AIDS Day 2016 Singapore)

HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong World AIDS Day 2016 – Singapore #HIVNOTRETRO 1st December is World AIDS day. How fast another year has gone by and here we are again recognizing another World AIDS day. This year’s theme seeks to remind us that the disease that we know as HIV/AIDS wears a very different face today compared to when it was first discovered in the 1980’s. Back then the face of AIDS was a painfully skinny person lying on a tattered mattress atop a plain wooden bed in a straw hut. With flies buzzing around him and yet he...

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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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