Gynaecology Care in Singapore

Dedicated to Women’s Reproductive Health for Over 20 Years
As women go through various stages in their lives —from puberty and adolescence, to adulthood, pregnancy and menopause— so too do their gynaecological needs and risk profiles change.

At Women Fertility & Fetal Centre, we personalise our care to women and girls at every stage.

What does a Gynaecologist do?

A gynaecologist is an accredited doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive health from puberty to menopause, dealing with issues ranging from birth control and menstrual disorders, to gynaecological cancers and infertility. He or she is also equipped to provide screening and diagnostic services, as well as medical and surgical treatments that are safe, effective and tailored to each individual patient.

Common Gynaecological Conditions
Endometriosis 

This condition occurs when the endometrium (uterine lining) develops outside the uterus, resulting in heavy menstrual bleeding, severe cramps, cyst formation and in some cases, infertility.

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Uterine Fibroids 

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus and usually do not cause symptoms. Most go away on their own, but larger and numerous myomas need to be removed surgically in order to alleviate pelvic pain and pressure.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

This refers to a hormonal imbalance marked by abnormally high levels of male hormones, resulting in irregular periods, cyst formation and difficulty getting pregnant.

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Menstrual Disorders

This includes any abnormalities related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. This may refer to heavy periods (menorrhagia), extremely light periods (hypomenorrhea), absent periods (amenorrhea), and pain before (premenstrual syndrome) and during (dysmenorrhea) cycles.

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Ovarian Cysts 

These are fluid-filled sacs that develop in the ovaries, usually during ovulation or menstruation. While mostly harmless, larger or cancerous cysts will require medical and surgical intervention.

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When Should a Girl Start Seeing a Gynaecologist?

In Singapore, gynecologists advise girls to start having regular check-ups starting from the age of 13, which is around the time where most girls begin their periods. Girls can be diagnosed and treated early for any pelvic pain or period problem they may have, and gain a better understanding of their development.

As they enter adulthood, young women can also gain crucial information on birth control and sexual health. Pelvic exams and Pap smear tests are usually recommended every 1-3 years once a woman is above 25 and has been sexually active before. A HPV vaccine is also recommended before a woman has her first sexual encounter, in order to protect herself from cervical cancer.

While some patients feel more comfortable seeing a female gynaecologist, others do not really have a preference, and it is perfectly up to each individual.

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.”

Dr Ann Tan is an established obstetrician and gynaecologist in Singapore who has devoted over 20 years to the care of women and couples struggling with infertility. She is accredited in both fetal and reproductive medicine, and was the former Medical Director of Mount Elizabeth Fertility Centre.

Speak to Our Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
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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