Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

What is Urogynaecology? Urogynaecology is a field of gynaecology which treats pelvic floor disorders affecting organs such as the bladder, bowels and reproductive organs. Pelvic floor disorders affect up to 25% of women aged 30 to 70 globally and are caused by weakened pelvic muscles and/or tears in the connective tissues of the pelvic organs. […]

Body Detox Myths

What is body detoxification? And how does it help the body? Detoxification is the process by which the body breaks down certain “toxins” in the body and renders it suitable for excretion, usually through the urine, faeces or through the skin via sweating.Majority of detoxification is carried out by the liver (95%). Detoxification is usually […]

Pregnancy Options

I can’t get pregnant – what are my options? Many couples in Singapore have difficulty getting pregnant despite having regular unprotected intercourse. This was true for M and her husband. They had been trying to conceive for more than a year before they visited Dr Chee Jing Jye at The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Centre, a […]

Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy

One of the biggest concerns that my pregnant patients have during the antenatal period is to decipher how serious their abdominal discomforts are. The causes of abdominal pain in pregnancy may be difficult to diagnose. Hence, urgent hospital referral is often required, unless a harmless cause can be confirmed with certainty in the absence of […]

Abnormal Periods and Cures

Many women face abnormal periods. Common period issues can be categorised into Irregular Period Cycles An average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, and anything between 21 and 35 days is nconsidered regular. Periods are defined as irregular if they occur more or less frequently or last longer than 8 days. Irregular cycles are often the […]

Contraception Methods at a Glance

Preventing an unwanted pregnancy by selecting the right birth control method starts with a discussion with your partner and doctor. This is a shared responsibility and the ability to discuss these issues could bring the couple closer. The appropriate method will vary with individuals depending on their medical history, lifestyle, duration of contraception, usage compliance […]

Screening for Ovarian and Uterine Cancers

Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer presents symptoms usually in the advanced stages, making it difficult to diagnose at a early stage. Only around 20% of ovarian cancer cases are detected at a localised stage when the cancer is still small and has only spread a little into nearby tissues that is It has not spread to […]

OVARIAN CANCER: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENTS

Ovarian cancer is the fifth commonest cancer in Singapore women and the second most common cancer of the female genital tract. Majority of the ovarian cancers are diagnosed at late stage and hence it is a silent killer. If diagnosed and treated early, there is a good chance of a cure, with 90 – 95% […]

Doc Talk on Menstruation

Most people joke about not offending women during their Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Exactly why do women tend to be more grumpy / teary before their periods?  A biochemical reason causes the sudden drop in certain hormonal levels the week before the next period starts. This is why pregnant women are usually glowing and happy! Women […]