Gynaecological conditions include

  • Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Infertility
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix, and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)
  • UTIs and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

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What should I consider when starting birth control?

It is important to have a proper discussion and consultation with your doctor in order to decide and agree on a suitable method of birth control for yourself. Some factors that we do take into consideration include factors such as: Your age Medical history Whether you are on any other medications or have any signifiant family history of cancers or clotting issues Menstural history Smoking Sexual history Compliance to medications Lifestyle or job schedule, etc.

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Dr Michelle Chia

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What are the chances of a dermoid ovarian cyst twisting and bursting?

An ovarian dermoid cyst is a fluid filled sac which arises at birth and has the ability to differentiate into several structures such as hair, teeth, fluid or skin glands (sweat glands). These growths tend to develop in a woman during their reproductive years. A dermoid cyst tends to be mobile (because they are not often associated with pelvic adhesions) so pain as a result of ovarian torsion is a common presentation. It can also leak or rupture if it were to fill up with fluid. Sometimes they can even become cancerous.

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Dr Christopher Ng

Gynaecologist

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Dr Timothy Lim Yong Kuei is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a special interest in the management of gynaecological cancer and has more than 20 years of medical experience. He has a strong passion in public health education especially in the prevention and treatment of gynaecological cancers and has helped organise numerous public health talks and activities for the last decade. He also dedicates his time to professional education by serving in the councils of the O&G Society of Singapore (OGSS) and Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS) for the last 10 years.

Timothy Lim clinic for women & cancer surgery is committed to providing expert, compassionate, and personalized care for women. We keep our patients informed of each step of their evaluation as well as their treatment options. We believe that women should be partners in maintaining their own health and well-being. We offer the full spectrum of gynecologic care for women, from adolescence through menopause, as well as treatment for a variety of gynecologic problems including gynaecological cancers. We also provide a complete suite of obstetric services, from antenatal care, through to delivery and after delivery care.

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Dr Timothy Lim is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a special interest in the management of gynaecological cancer and has more than 20 years of medical experience.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and obtained the Membership from the Royal College of O&G, London in 2003. He started his gynaecological oncology fellowship training in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KKH in 2006 and was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) award from MOH to train in minimally invasive gynaecological cancer surgery in France in 2008.

From 2014 to 2019, he was the Head and Senior Consultant Gynaecologist of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KKH as well as the Deputy Chairman of the Division of O&G, KKH from October 2015 to 2019. He was also an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at the YLL Medical School, National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the LKC School of Medicine, Singapore from 2017 to 2019.

He has a strong passion in public health education especially in the prevention and treatment of gynaecological cancers and has helped organise numerous public health talks and activities for the last decade. He also dedicates his time to professional education by serving in the councils of the O&G Society of Singapore (OGSS) and Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS) for the last 10 years.

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