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Blackout during pregnancy: Am I anemic?

http://www.alife.org.sg she suddenly felt dizzy  blacked out for a few seconds She was glad that her symptoms of morning sickness were over. Her husband suggested that they go for celebration with a good meal. Halfway through the lunch, she suddenly felt dizzy  blacked out for a few seconds. She was perspiring profusely when her panicky...

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Why ovulation prediction kit (OPK) fails

http://www.alife.org.sg She had been using ovulation prediction kit (OPK) to time sexual intercourse for the past 8 months with no result. She looked dejected. Her menstruation came again. Her hope of attaining motherhood was dashed once more. She had been using ovulation prediction kit (OPK) to time sexual intercourse for the past 8 months with...

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Endometriosis and Intimacy

http://www.alife.org.sg she was in distressed with pelvic pain I was called to see T at the emergency room in the hospital one night. She was a 28-year-old teacher and had been married for the past 2 months. T was seen by me 2 years ago for severe menstrual pain. She had endometriosis which was confirmed...

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UTI in Pregnancy: A Concern

http://www.alife.org.sg She was taken aback when she saw traces of blood in her urine. She was at her 15th week of gestation and this was her first pregnancy. M, a 28-year-old mum was taken aback when she saw traces of blood in her urine. She was at her 15th week of gestation and this was...

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“I am menopausal and bleeding.”

http://www.alife.org.sg she had noticed fresh stains of blood on her underwear for the past 3 days. M ,aged 60, came to see me because she had noticed fresh stains of blood on her underwear for the past 3 days. “ I have been menopausal since the age of 52. I thought my periods would be...

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Appendicitis in pregnancy

http://www.alife.org.sg she was woken up by a severe piercing pain in her stomach. H, 29, was at 32 weeks of gestation. She was counting down the weeks for her first child to be born. One morning, she was woken up by a severe piercing pain in her stomach. “The pain felt like I was going...

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HPV Vaccines: An update

http://www.alife.org.sg HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. It is a very common virus and consists of a group of 200 types of related viruses. More than 40 HPV types can infect the genital areas of males and females. They are spread through intimate contact during vaginal, oral or anal sex. The infection is very common...

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“My ovarian cyst got twisted!!”

http://www.alife.org.sg https://www.alife.org.sg/post/doc-my-menses-smells Ovarian cyst torsion with conservation of ovary J, a 28-year-old engineer, would never forget the afternoon when she was rushed to the hospital for an emergency surgery J had a slight abdominal pain and nausea which started suddenly, shortly after taking her breakfast at a hawker center. “I thought I might have been...

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Defying All Odds: Cord prolapse

http://www.alife.org.sg cord prolapse ,a rare complication of induced labour https://www.peterchewgynae.com/womens-clinic-a-miracle-baby-grappling-with-repeated-miscarriages/ C, a 36-year-old teacher was in her third pregnancy. At 22 weeks of gestation, she was diagnosed to have gestational diabetes with a slight increase in the amniotic fluid. During the last trimester, her blood pressure was raised and she was admitted for induction of labour...

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A Miracle Baby: Grappling with Repeated Miscarriages

https://www.alife.org.sg She had had 3 miscarriages for the past 4 years. Y, aged  35, came from a neighboring country. For her first pregnancy, she conceived within  6 months of her marriage. She thought that everything would be smooth-sailing. Unfortunately, she had a miscarriage at about 10 weeks of gestation. She felt upset and grieved over her loss  for a while. It took her...

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