Dr Julian Ng graduated from University of Sydney with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Prior to his medical degree, he had obtained Masters of Science in Microbiology in National University of Singapore. He has worked in Sydney in areas of Respiratory Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Rehabilitation Medicine and Adult Emergency Medicine.
Since his return to Singapore, he has worked in Children’s Emergency Medicine and Microbiology. He has also worked in Singapore’s Polyclinic where he manages chronic diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He firmly believes that patients are more than a collection of diseases and that every patient is an individual with their own unique needs.
His special interests includes Paediatrics, Chronic Diseases Management and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). He also plans to complete the Diploma of Family Medicine to be a Family Physician.
Hi, Ms Breth While it is not uncommon for females to get UTIs, to get 3 UTIs per year may be of concern not to mention the discomfort that can be disruptive to your life. Recurrent UTIs in females especially if you have at least 2 episodes within 6 months warrant further evaluation with your doctor. Common causes of recurrent UTIs: 1) Hygiene - due to the proximity of the urethra and the rectum in females and also that the urethra in females are shorter, it is much easier for females to get UTI.
Hi, I can understand your concern about the rash in view of your exposure history. Certainly, some STDs can cause rash/ skin lesions like Syphilis, Herpes and HIV. Typically, secondary syphilis (that means syphilis that has not been treated and the disease progress to 2nd stage) can cause a rash but the rash is usually not itchy and usually appear as small bumps. Herpes usually cause blister-like skin lesions. HIV rash can vary in appearance and there is no specific characteristic rash that can definitely indicate that it is a HIV rash.
Hi, Menstrual cycles abnormalities/changes can occur for a wide variety of reasons from the benign such as stress to more serious conditions like cancers. Generally, if there is any change in the pattern of your menstrual cycles especially if the change if persistent, it would be advisable to seek medical advise. Normal menstrual cycles do differ from person to person but it usually would be between 21 to 35 days. Thus my advise would be to seek further evaluation with your doctor to determine the cause of the change of your menstrual cycle.