Endometriosis in Singapore

Comprehensive Care and Management of Women’s Reproductive Health

During their reproductive years, women experience a range of gynaecological conditions that may affect their reproductive health, with endometriosis being one of the leading causes of pelvic pain and infertility.

Through our comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, we are committed to ensuring the proper recovery of your reproductive health and well-being.

How Does Endometriosis Happen?

Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to that on the uterine lining grows on the outside of the uterus. Endometriosis affects women in their reproductive years.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Most women who have endometriosis may not know that they have the condition because they display no symptoms.

However, some tell-tale signs to take note of include: abnormally heavy periods, irregular bleeding between periods, discomfort during or after sexual intercourse, and pain during a bowel movement.

Pelvic pain

Pain usually occurs during or just before menstruation and lessens after. Endometriosis can be suspected based on pelvic pain symptoms and findings during physical examinations at the doctor's clinic.

Although imaging tests such as ultrasound scans can be useful in studying the pelvis, direct visual inspection and tissue biopsy of the growths are necessary for a more accurate diagnosis.

Infertility

Women may experience difficulty in becoming pregnant due to a possible reduction in quality of the eggs as a result of endometriosis. In more advanced cases, endometriosis can cause bonds and adhesions, resulting in reduced function or blockage of the fallopian tubes.

Most women who have endometriosis do not display any symptoms.

At our gynaecology clinic, we are dedicated to helping you manage your condition with timely treatment and a wealth of experience in women’s reproductive health.

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Treatment for Endometriosis

Endometriosis can be treated with medication and/or with surgery. Here are some of the options for the management of endometriosis:

Medication

To slow down the development of endometriosis, our gynaecologist may start by using medication treatment. For mild pain and accompanying symptoms, over-the-counter medication may be prescribed. Surgery is only recommended if the medications are not working.

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Hormone therapy

Hormone Therapy—in the form of injections or oral medications—is recommended for women who are experiencing minimal pain. Hormone therapy helps to prevent the development of the endometrial-like tissue in new areas; it will not, however, make the remaining adhesions go away.

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Surgery

If the endometriosis is extensive or the pain is unbearable, a surgery will be recommended. During the surgery, our gynaecologist can pinpoint areas of endometriosis, examine the size and degree of growth, and remove endometriosis patches at the same time.

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Dr Ann Tan
Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCOG (London), M Med (O & G), FAM (Singapore)
“I think taking care of women was definitely my calling in life. Each patient brings with them something new and different, and it is my privilege to care for them.”

With over 20 years caring for women’s reproductive health and their pregnancies, Dr Ann Tan is no doubt a fervent advocate for women’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

An experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Tan is keenly aware of the ups and downs of what pregnancy and childbirth brings, and strives to support postpartum women as they recover so that they can enjoy motherhood as well as possible.

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Contact Information

3 Mount Elizabeth #11-12
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
Singapore 228510

Tel : +65 6734 8188
Fax : +65 6262 0330
Email : mail@dranntan.com
WhatsApp : +65 8318 9757 (for appointment booking)

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