Fibroids (or leiomyoma or myomata) are the most common growth found in the womb. They resemble meatball like protrusions in the womb. Treatment is only needed when they cause symptoms.
Every women will experience heavy or irregular menstruation in her lifetime. It is advisable to seek a specialist review when the abnormal menstruation persists for more than two months.
The common cysts are functional menstrual cysts, blood cysts (or endometrioma) and tissue cysts (or dermoid teratoma). Surgery is advised when they are large and symptomatic.
For most couples trying to have a baby, 60% will conceive after 3 months, 75% after 6 months and 85% after 1 year. By 2 years, 95% of couples would have achieved a pregnancy.
Endometriosis is the most common cause of painful menstruation. Is is a condition where menstruation occurs outside the womb causing inflammation and pain.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common cause of infrequent menstruation. It is a metabolic condition with hormonal disturbances, polycystic ovaries and insulin resistance.
Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). Tamoxifen therapy effectively reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence. This is associated with a small risk of uterine cancer.
Heavy menstruation, bloatedness and pain, the three most common women's complains are discussed here, with the latest in surgical treatment by Dr Anthony Siow.
Come join ANTHONY SIOW in a Public Forum on Fibroids. (The Academia Auditorium Singapore General Hospital 20 College Road S(169856). Admission is free!
Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death in many countries. The lifetime risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer is about 1.4%. Read about the various strategies to help diagnose ovarian cancer early.