Your Trusted Obstetrics & Gynaecology Specialist In Singapore
At Sincere Medical Specialist Centre, we are an Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist clinic that has more than 12 years. We provide the unique opportunity to you to understand your health – be it as a woman, or together as a couple – with our experienced obstetricians and gynaecologists.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology is an important aspect of a woman’s health from adolescence till menopause. Our experienced specialists provide quality care for women’s healthcare needs and are trained to help women in the following areas for their reproductive health:
- Pregnancy: Pre-pregnancy screening, Antenatal care, High-risk pregnancies (including pregnant women with medical disorders)
- Gynaecology: Endometriosis, Fibroids, Menstrual problems, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Polyps and Cysts
- Fertility: Fertility assessment, Assisted Reproductive Techniques (IUI, IVF), Infertility Surgery
- Women Wellness: Pap smear, Colposcopy, HPV vaccination
- Menopause: Pelvic floor dysfunction (prolapse), menopause
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An ultrasound scan will be done to accurately date of your pregnancy. Our Obstetricians will see you at a regular intervals until the delivery of your baby.
Antenatal Care During Pregnancy
Antenatal should begin as early as when you are planning for a baby. It is designed to check your health and look for anything that could affect your growing baby. At each visit, your urine, blood pressure and weight gain will be checked.
- Vaginal Delivery
- Assisted Vaginal Delivery
- Caesarian Section
A post-delivery review will assess the mother’s physical and mental well-being and review the pregnancy-to- birth experience.
As a leading provider of healthcare services for women, Sincere Medical Specialist Center has many experienced and respected Obstetrician & Gynaecologists (OBGYN) specialists to meet the healthcare needs of women of all ages.
We offer a range of gynaecological services & health screening:
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths which develop in the uterus. Most women with small fibroids do not present any symptoms and no treatment is required. However, depending on their location and size, fibroids may cause certain symptoms such as:
- Excessive bleeding with passage of blood clots during menstruation
- Pelvic pressure or discomfort
- Increased frequency of urination
- Pelvic pain
- Lower back pain
- Difficulty or pain during bowel movement
Fibroids may be treated surgically, either through complete removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or removal of the fibroids with the uterus in place (myomectomy). This procedure may be done via an abdominal surgery (open surgery) or a laparoscopy (key-hole surgery).
Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition in which the endometrium, or tissue lining the uterus, grows outside the uterus and in other locations such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and ovarian ligaments. This tissue thickens and subsequently breaks down during every menstrual cycle. Severe pain during menstruation or chronic pain in the pelvic region is a common symptom of endometriosis.
Our doctors can check for clues of endometriosis during a pelvic exam or ultrasound. However, a laparoscopy or keyhole surgery will be able to determine with certainty if endometriosis is present. Treatment may be in the form of pain relief medication, hormonal therapy to control the buildup of endometrial tissue, or a laparoscopic surgery to remove the tissue.
Endometrial polyps are tissue growths in the endometrium, or tissue lining the uterus. These polyps are usually benign, but they may be cancerous or develop into cancer in some cases.
Polyps are more likely to affect women between the ages of 40 and 50, who are entering or going through menopause. Other risk factors for polyps include obesity, high blood pressure or those on tamoxifen, a breast cancer medication.
Symptoms of polyps include heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding, abnormal bleeding between periods, bleeding in post-menopausal women, bleeding after sex and infertility. If diagnosed, endometrial polyps are typically removed during a hysteroscopy due to the risk of cancer.
- Open surgery
The surgeon makes a 10 – 15cm incision in the abdominal area to perform gynaecological procedures such as removal of ovarian cysts, removal of fibroids and hysterectomy.
- Gynae-laparoscopic surgery/ Key-hole surgery
An alternative to open surgery that allows for surgical procedures to be performed in a minimally invasive manner with faster recovery time.During the laparoscopy, the surgeon makes a small incision of 5 – 10mm in the abdomen and inserts a laparoscope which is connected to a high-resolution camera. This allows for a close examination of the pelvic organs and can be used to diagnose and perform several procedures such as the removal of ovarian cysts, removal of fibroids and hysterectomy. A laparoscopy may be done with the assistance of robotic operating hands, which are remotely controlled by the surgeon.
A special magnifying device called a colposcope is used to examine the cervix for abnormalities which may not be visible to the naked eye. This procedure may be recommended if your Pap smear test results are abnormal.
- Dilation & Curettage (D&C)
A procedure which removes tissues from the uterus lining. The cervix is enlarged (dilated) with medication or an instrument and the inner lining of the uterus can be sampled with a special spoon-like instrument called a curette. It may be done to determine the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding or upon the discovery of abnormal endometrial cells.
A hysteroscopy allows the doctor to closely observe the uterus lining. A thin magnifying scope called a hysteroscope is inserted into the uterus through the vagina. This procedure may be done to investigate any abnormal uterine bleeding, determine causes of infertility or remove growths in the uterus.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition which affects up to 27% of women during their childbearing years. It is characterised by the presence of ovarian cysts, higher levels of male hormones and irregular periods. Women with PCOS may also experience symptoms such as hairiness or balding, weight gain, acne and difficulty conceiving.
Your gynaecologist will be able to diagnose for PCOS if you have at least 2 of the following symptoms: high androgen (male hormone) levels, ovarian cysts and irregular periods. PCOS can be confirmed by a pelvic exam, blood tests and ultrasound, and can be managed with contraceptive pills to induce a regular menstrual cycle or fertility treatments to increase chances of conceiving.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs which develop on a woman’s ovary. They are a relatively common occurrence in pre-menopausal women and can be detected during a routine gynaecological examination. A large majority of ovarian cysts are harmless and will naturally disappear without presenting any symptoms.
However, an ovarian cyst may become persistent, symptomatic or malignant, causing pain and discomfort over time. In these cases, the cysts can be removed via an abdominal surgery or laparoscopy. Depending on the size and type of the cyst, only a removal of the cyst is required. However, removal of the entire ovary may be necessary in certain situations.
Menstrual disorders may be due to a variety of reasons, such as a hormonal imbalance, stress or an underlying gynaecological condition such as endometriosis. Depending on the cause, your gynaecologist may conduct an ultrasound, hysterectomy, or other gynaecological procedures.
Some common menstrual disorders include:
- Painful menstrual cramps (Dysmenorrhea)
Pain affecting daily living and function, even with the use of painkillers
- Heavy menstruation (Menorrhagia)
Prolonged periods lasting for more than 8 – 10 days or excessive bleeding requiring a change of pads or tampons every 1 – 2 hours
- Irregular menstrual cycle (Oligomenorrhea)
Periods which are less than 21 days apart or more than 35 days apart
- Absence of menstruation (Amenorrhea)
Absence of any menstrual period by 16 years of age or absence of any period for 3 consecutive months without pregnancy
A pre-conception health screening with your gynaecologist will help you discover any underlying conditions that may affect a potential pregnancy. This includes a:
- Detailed consultation
- Physical examination
- Pap smear
- Blood tests
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening
- Screening for gynaecological
- Semen Analysis