Video on Vaginal Discharge and Infections

  All you need to know about vaginal discharge and infections In this video, Dr Sim discusses what is vaginal discharge, when is it normal, when is it abnormal, and how to tell them apart. Dr Sim will also discuss the different types of vaginal infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge can be part of the normal cleaning process of the body. But sometimes, it is caused by infection or even cancer. They can be classified into 2 groups: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI/STD) and non-Sexually Transmitted...

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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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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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Health Screening for Women

Health Screening for Women Health screening is vital as it helps detect any disease early before any signs or symptoms appear. Although you feel absolutely fine, it is important to undergo regular health screening as the earlier you detect any disease and undergo appropriate treatment and follow up, the better the outcome. Aside from the recommended general screening tests for adults, this article will focus on health screening for women. For information on General Health Screening for Adults click HERE. Cervical cancer screening: With early...

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Vaginal lumps and bumps

 Vaginal lumps and bumps At some point, some women may develop lumps, or bumps in the vaginal area. This is a common cause for concern. Most of the time, these lumps or bumps can be nothing to benign cysts, or they could be signs for infection, malignancy or sexually transmitted disease. Harmless Bumps : Harmless bumps in genital region include cysts, molluscum, vestibular papillomatosis (VP) and Fordyce spots. Cysts Ever felt a round lump that feels like a small pebble just under the skin over the vulva? This is usually a cyst. Cysts are...

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