What is gynaecology?

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Gynaecology is the medical field that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and study of women’s health, in particular the reproductive system. Medical specialists who provide gynaecological services in Singapore are called gynaecologists.

What services are provided to women under the field of gynaecology?

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On a routine visit to a gynaecologist, you must expect to discuss your sexual and reproductive health and to have a physical examination to evaluate the breasts and genital area. This will be followed by a pelvic exam and the collection of cervical cells to test for any abnormalities, infections, or sexually transmitted diseases.

These personal, private issues can sometimes be difficult to share, but rest assured, your gynecologist will respect your patient confidentiality. You can feel comfortable in the knowledge that your gynaecologist will keep your medical health private.

The field of gynaecology also includes the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:

– Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive system including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva.
– Prolapse of the vagina.
– Incontinence.
– Infections of the vagina, cervix and uterus.
– Urinary tract infections.
– Pelvic inflammatory disease.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
– Uterine fibroids.
– Sexually transmitted diseases.
– Painful, heavy or even absent menstrual periods.

When should you see a gynaecologist for checkups or treatment?

Women generally begin seeing a gynaecologist when they become sexually active. To maintain good sexual and reproductive health, it is important to schedule a checkup with your gynaecologist at least once a year. By having regular physical and pelvic exams, pathologies can be prevented from developing and any abnormalities can be easily detected and treated.

Enquire with our gynaecologists.

Did you know?

Increased awareness of endometriosis among patients and healthcare providers and subsequent early detection and treatment, may result in better functional and fertility outcomes.¹

How can you maintain or improve your gynaecological health?

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It is vital to for your general well-being and longevity to maintain good gynaecological health. Here are some tips on steps to take to help prevent cancers of the reproductive system and to generally protect your gynaecological health:

– Don’t smoke.
– Exercise regularly; strengthen your pelvic floor through exercise.
– Maintain a healthy weight.
– Keep your blood pressure and blood sugar under control.
– Have regular checkups with your gynaecologist.
– Be aware of your body and have any new or unusual changes checked.
– Practice good hygiene.
– Don’t have unprotected sexual contact.
– Wear natural fibres.

What facilities and technologies do specialists use for gynaecological care?

Our team of gynaecologists are available to diagnose and treat a vast range of women’s reproductive health issues. Our personalised approach is tailored to each patient, creating a safe, supportive environment.

Our surgical procedures are performed with the benefit of world class, leading-edge technology and technique by our multidisciplinary team of women’s reproductive health experts.

Each patient is supported and accompanied throughout their treatment, at every step of the way.

Request an appointment with a gynaecologist today.

[1] Fong YF, Hon SK, Low LL, Lim Mei Xian K. The clinical profile of young and adolescent women with laparoscopically diagnosed endometriosis in a Singapore tertiary hospital. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;56(2):181-183. doi:10.1016/j.tjog.2016.07.013.