Polyps are common findings on health screening. They are also a common cause of abnormal vaginal bleeding. Most polyps (>90%) are non-cancerous.
Endometriosis is the most common cause of painful menstruation. Is is a condition where menstruation occurs outside the womb causing inflammation and pain.
Every women will experience heavy or irregular menstruation in her lifetime. It is advisable to see a specialist when the abnormal menstruation persists for more than two months.
Ovarian cysts are collection of fluid, blood or sometimes tissue, inside the ovary. Surgery is advised when cysts are large and cause symptoms.
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.
Early diagnosis of Endometriosis reduces pain and suffering and improves quality of life.
Getting an ASCUS result from the PAP smear is very common. Often it is benign and will resolve without treatment. Read more about ASCUS PAP Smear here.
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.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common cause of infrequent menstruation. It is a metabolic condition with hormonal disturbances, polycystic ovaries and insulin resistance.
Disturbing vaginal discharge and itch are poor predictors of sexually transmitted disease. Read about the treatment and prevention here.
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.
Read about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Understand the risks to choose the right option.
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.