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30 Oct Myths and facts on HPV

How much do you know about human papillomavirus(HPV), the sexually transmitted virus that causes more than 90% of cancer of the cervix? Myth: HPV infection is not common Fact: HPV infection is very common. Four out of five people (80%) will have the virus at some point...

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16 Oct I have been having heavy periods for the past one year. Ultrasound examination of the pelvis is normal. My gynaecologist suggested that I should have the Mirena inserted in my womb. He said this would reduce the blood flow. What is Mirena? How does it work? Any side effects?

Mirena is a small T-shaped plastic intra-uterine device (IUD) (see figure) which is inserted by the gynaecologist into the womb for contraceptive purpose. It releases progestogen, a hormone similar to the natural progesterone produced by the ovaries and can be used in the treatment of...

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08 May Endometriosis Diagnosis

Recently, I was diagnosed with endometriosis which was confirmed by laparoscopy (fig 1). But I was perplexed why during my annual check-up two months ago, the ultrasound scan of my pelvis reported that there were ” no abnormalities seen in the uterus and ovaries”. Could...

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