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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

hppts://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 with...

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Saying Hello and Goodbye to My Unborn Child

Anencephaly “I’m sorry but your baby’s condition is not compatible with life,” I told E. She was dumbfounded. She could not believe what I was saying. As I continued to show her the images of her baby on the ultrasound, she began to realize that this was really happening. Tears started to roll down her...

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Massive bleeding after delivery: Postpartum haemorrhage

K,38, would never forget the experience soon after her delivery. She had a massive bleed and had to be resuscitated in the intensive care unit (ICU). This was her third pregnancy. Her two previous pregnancies were normal and the deliveries were smooth and uncomplicated. For this pregnancy, she had mild gestational diabetes and the amniotic fluid was found...

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A close encounter with CMV infection during pregnancy

She was distraught when her blood tests confirmed that she had been infected with CMV- the cytomegalovirus. K, a 28-year-old kindergarten teacher and a first-time mum was at her 18 weeks of pregnancy. She had a mild fever and sore throat about 2 weeks ago. There were some swollen lymph nodes on her neck. “Doc,...

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