Entries by Miri Yeo

Mycoplasma Hominis

What is Mycoplasma hominis? Mycoplasma hominis is a tiny bacterium which can be transmitted through sexual contact. It is a member of the Mycoplasma spp. family which also include Mycoplasma genitalium.  How is Mycoplasma hominis transmitted? Mycoplasma hominis is most commonly transmitted through sexual contact – genital-to-genital intercourse as well as oral-genital intercourse. It can […]


The epididymis is a ductal system behind the testis and serves as a conduit for sperm produced in the testicle to be transported into the Vas Derferens to eventually reach the urethra. Epididymitis is a condition where the epididymis becomes inflamed usually from an infection, though trauma and autoimmune disease is a possible cause. Signs […]

The Signs & Symptoms Of Chlamydia In Women & Men

Chlamydia is one of the most common bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) worldwide. It is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. According to the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STI in the US, with approximately 2.86 million infections reported every year. The reason why […]

Candidiasis in Men

Yeast infections in men are common because the fungus that causes yeast infections (candida) is normally present on skin, especially moist skin.  Balanitis is more common in uncircumcised men. Signs and symptoms of Balanitis Moist skin on the penis, possibly with areas of a thick, white substance collecting in skin folds Areas of shiny, white […]

Just got diagnosed with HIV? What is next?

You have just been recently diagnosed with HIV. You’re likely experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions and have lots of questions which are understandable. As you go through these feelings, whether of anger, fear, sadness or guilt, it is important to first take a deep breath and begin the process of finding a health care provider […]

Lelaki Dan Diabetes

Menjelang tahun 2030, jumlah penduduk Singapura yang berumur di atas 40 tahun dengan diabetes diramalkan  meningkat sebanyak 200,000 lagi dari sekitar 400,000 orang sekarang. Penyebaran diabetes di kalangan orang dewasa meningkat dari 8.2% pada tahun 2004 kepada 11.3% pada tahun 2010. Sebilangan besar lelaki adalah diabetes (12.3%) berbanding dengan wanita (10.4%). Kita dapat membayangkan bagaimana […]

Itchy Testicles – Is it a sign of STDs?

It is common to experience a need to itch every now and then, but if you feel the need to scratch all the time it’s probably time to seek some help. Inadvertently, there would be a concern of any possible sexually transmitted diseases (STD), but not all itches are sexually transmitted. – STD Screening in […]

Ureaplasma Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms of Ureaplasma Ureaplasma are a group of tiny bacteria that can commonly be found in the urinary and genital tracts of men and women. The most clinically relevant type of Ureaplasma species is Ureaplasma Urealyticum, which can cause urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) in men, and bacterial vaginosis in women. These infections […]

Which Contraceptive Is Most Suitable For You?

Here’s All You Need to Know About Choosing the Right Contraceptive Method!   What are the types of contraception available? There are many different forms of contraception available and picking one can often be confusing. Contraception can be divided into a few types as detailed below. For the purpose of this article, we will focus […]

7 Common Causes Of Anal Itching

Anal itching, also known as pruritus ani, is a common condition. Some studies have shown that it can affect as much as 1-5% of the population. The reason why cases of anal itching are not always relieved with scratching is because of a self-propagating itch-scratch cycle: the scratching exacerbates the inflammation, causing an irresistible urge […]