At Women Fertility & Fetal Centre, we personalise our care to women and girls at every stage.
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.
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.
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.
This refers to a hormonal imbalance marked by abnormally high levels of male hormones, resulting in irregular periods, cyst formation and difficulty getting pregnant.
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.
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.
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.
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