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02 Mar What is ovarian cyst?

Her face grimaced in pain and her hands clutched her belly. She staggered into my consultation room. “Doc, help me. I am suffering from my usual menstrual cramps again.” She cried. G, 23, has been suffering from menstrual pain for the past 5 years.  “I had...

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25 Feb I am 35 years old with 2 children. For the past 6 months, my menses are getting very heavy with the passage of large blood clots. Is it normal? What are the causes? I consulted my family physician, who gave me iron supplements. How does iron help?

If you notice a change in the amount of menstrual bleeding and pass out large blood clots, you probably realise  that something is not right. There are many causes of heavy menses. Common causes include: Hormonal  imbalance. In a normal menstrual cycle, there is a balance...

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10 Dec Doc, I feel very uncomfortable recently. I have hot flushes most of the day. I could not sleep well even in an air-conditioned room. Am I reaching menopause?

Like most women of her age, Ms T, 50 is concerned whether menopause would impact her quality of life. Menopause is a natural transition in life.  When a woman reaches   40-50 years old, her ovarian functions start to decline, the levels of the female hormone, oestrogen,...

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06 Aug I am infertile. Recently, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. My gynaecologist suggested treatment with GnRH agonist. Can you explain how the medicine works? Any side effects?

Endometriosis is a disorder of the female reproductive system in which there is a backflow of the menstrual blood (endometrial tissue) into the pelvic cavity. The endometrial tissue responds to the female sex hormone oestrogen and grows with each menstrual cycle (please refer to “Endometriosis”...

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