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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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“Doc, My Menses Smells”

http://www.alife.org.sg She looked worried and upset when she stepped into my consultation room. “Doc, my menses has a fishy smell for the past 2 months.” She said. “Am I having a growth in my vagina?” T, a 32-year-old housewife had been married for 5 years. Her husband worked in a neighboring country and returned home for a week every 2 to 3...

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COVID-19 and pregnancy

She sighed a big sigh of relief when her COVID-19 tests were negative. M, 29, pregnant with a pair of twins was at 30 weeks of gestation. She had been having fever and cough for 2 days before she was admitted to the ward for observation. For expectant mothers, the deadly virus has caused much...

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A Mother’s Not-So-Sweet Story: Pregnancy diabetes

M was upset and looked at me in disbelief when I told her the not-so-sweet news. She had failed her glucose tolerance test (GTT) and had been suffering from gestational diabetes. M, aged 34, and a first-time mum was at 24 weeks of gestation. “Doc, I have a sweet tooth.” She confessed. “I would indulge...

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“Doc, I’m pregnant and bleeding”

  M almost freaked out when she saw a patch of fresh blood staining her panty in the morning. She had had sexual intercourse with her husband the night before. She woke him up straightaway and rushed to my clinic. M, 28, a first-time mum, was in her 12 weeks of pregnancy. She related the incident...