30 Mar '11, 6am

KK Hospital launches one-stop service for patients with Endometriosis

KK Hospital launches one-stop service for patients with Endometriosis

SINGAPORE: KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) has started a one-stop service for patients with Endometriosis. The gynaecological condition, characterised by the presence of cells from the womb lining, can cause debilitating pain and infertility. It affects up to one in every 10 women. KKH's Associate Professor Bernard Chern said as many as 30 per cent of women complaining of severe menstrual pain are found to be suffering from Endometriosis. But the condition is often under-diagnosed as it may also be present in women with symptoms unrelated to periods or those who experience minimal discomfort. The KK Endometriosis Centre is managed by an experienced team of specialists in gynaecology, pain management and colorectal surgery. The centre will also provide counselling to facilitate the overall wellness of its patients. KKH treats about 1,200 women with Endometriosis-re...

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