Entries by Miri Yeo

How to Perform Testicular Self Exam

There are doctors that recommend all men examine their testicles monthly after puberty, but because testicular self-exams have not been studied enough to know if they reduce the death rates from testicular cancer, no clear guidelines exist on whether or not they should be recommended to everyone. Each man has to decide for himself if […]

How Do You Inject Caverject?

Caverject Caverject is a medication that is used for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Also read: TOP 7 MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION What’s in Caverject? The main ingredient is Alprostadil. This medication increases blood flow into the penis and dilates the blood vessels. By so doing, it will improve erection in the penis. Unboxing Caverject […]

Everything You Need to Know About Molluscum Contagiosum

What is molluscum contagiosum? Molluscum contagiosum is a fairly common skin infection or condition caused by a virus called Molluscum contagiosum, a type of poxvirus. It manifests as raised, pearly, flesh or skin coloured bumps which may sometimes have a central dimple (known as “central umbilication”).   How does molluscum contagiosum spread? Molluscum contagiosum is spread […]

Pap smear – Mengapakah anda perlu ketahui ujian ini?

Apakah itu barah cervix, HPV dan apakah pemeriksaan yang disyorkan? Apakah itu ujian Pap smear? Pap smear (atau ujian Papanicolaou) adalah ujian yang dijalankan oleh doktor untuk mengesan tanda-tanda kanser (barah) cervix. Cervix adalah bahagian antara vagina dan rahim di dalam badan wanita (bahagian bawah rahim).  Semasa ujian Pap smear, doktor tersebut akan memasuki sesuatu […]

Vaginitis – Penyakit Yang Anda Perlu Ketahui

Apakah itu vaginitis? Vaginitis adalah penyakit faraj atau vagina yang kerap berlaku antara kaum wanita. Lazimnya, sebanyak 5-50% kes vaginitis dilaporkan merentasi Amerika Syarikat, Eropah dan Asia Tenggara.Terdapat kajian yang dijalankan yang menunjukkan bahawa faktor-faktor seperti umur, status perkahwinan dan tahap pendidikan mempengaruhi jangkitan vaginitis. Contohnya, wanita yang berumur antara 21 dan 35 tahun dan […]

A Case of HIV from Vampire Facial

Our clinics recently diagnosed a case of HIV from a vampire facial. A Vampire Facial is a type of cosmetic treatment that was made popular by celebrity Kim Kardashian. The treatment involves taking the patient’s own blood and spinning it down until the cells separate out of the liquid portion (plasma). Small needles known as […]

Chancroid Symptoms & Treatment

What is Chancroid? Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi. It is a highly contagious but curable disease.  Chancroid was once highly prevalent worldwide, but thanks to increased social awareness leading to better sexual practices, along with improved diagnosis and treatment options, it is nowadays rarely seen in industrialized countries. […]

What YOU Need To Know About Hepatitis C

What is Hepatitis C? “Hepatitis” means liver inflammation. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus, a highly infectious, bloodborne virus. It can cause both acute (short term) and chronic (long term, persistent) liver inflammation which can range from very mild with no symptoms to severe and life/organ threatening.  The World […]

5 Steps For Breast Self Examination

According to the statistics presented by the Singapore Cancer Society, Breast Cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer among women in Singapore. Each year, over 1,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and over 400 die from the disease. 1 in 11 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. The chances of surviving increases […]

16 Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most common human hepatitis virus in Singapore.  Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus called Hepatitis B virus. It can cause an acute infection which sometimes results in the person becoming a carrier (ie. Persistent infection).  Locally, 6% of the Singapore population are hepatitis […]