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Can the coronavirus really cause erectile dysfunction?
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Can the coronavirus really cause erectile dysfunction?

We finally break the silence on this frequently asked question.  Have you recently lost your mojo in the bedroom? If yes, then there are chances that COVID-19 could be to blame for it. While you may be familiar with common symptoms of COVID-19 such as shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, and perhaps loss of both...

Are men more prone to molloscum?
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Are men more prone to molloscum?

Men, don’t ignore that rash you’re experiencing — it may be a sign of an infection that’s been linked to HIV.  Do you have a rash, and not sure what is causing it? Even worse, you wake up with raised bumps that appear to be water-filled. You may have a skin infection called Molluscum Contagiosum. ...

Genital herpes in men: A doctor explains
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Genital herpes in men: A doctor explains

Yikes! Genital herpes isn’t pretty. Let’s find out how to cope with this lifelong condition. Genital herpes — yes, we know that it’s not a pleasant topic and the very thought of it brings on mild panic at best. But when it comes to STDs, ignorance is not bliss, so let’s tackle it. What are...

Gonorrhea in men: What to expect
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Gonorrhea in men: What to expect

Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs in Singapore. Here’s how you can protect yourself from it. Just the term ‘gonorrhea’ tends to result in panic. However, fret not! My role is to educate and help you understand the disease instead of simply worry in fear. How contagious is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is one of...

How do I know I have chlamydia?
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How do I know I have chlamydia?

What should you do if you have chlamydia, Singapore’s most common STD? So, you think you’ve got the “clam” or Chlamydia? Don’t worry, it’s treatable and there’s help! And yes, I know sexually transmitted diseases are unpleasant and you definitely want them gone right away.  However, knowing exactly what you may be facing can help...

Is mycoplasma genitalium the new, common STD?
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Is mycoplasma genitalium the new, common STD?

Did you know that mycoplasma genitalium, though not talked about, is a more common STD than gonorrhea? Mycoplasma genitalium is not one sexually transmitted disease you hear about often. In fact, few people even know this condition exists! But in this post, I am going to bring some awareness to Mycoplasma genitalium. The name is...

Is syphilis making a comeback in Singapore?
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Is syphilis making a comeback in Singapore?

Syphilis in men may look minor at first, but it progresses faster than you think. It appears that syphilis is making a comeback according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). That’s certainly not good news, right? The yearly statistics for Singapore is about 1500 cases per year. The numbers have been monitored by Singapore...

Trichomoniasis: A man’s guide to treatment (2021)
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Trichomoniasis: A man’s guide to treatment (2021)

Don’t let STDs dampen your sex life. Find out more about trichomoniasis, a STI that exhibits no visible symptoms in 70% of people. There’s no doubt that STDs can really put a serious damper on your sex life. As a doctor who’s treated many patients in Singapore with STDs, I’ve seen firsthand how STDs affect...

Did you know that men can get HPV too?
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Did you know that men can get HPV too?

Did you know that HPV, a condition more commonly associated with women, can occur equally in men too? HPV or human papillomavirus refers to a viral infection that is usually transmitted between individuals through skin-to-skin contact. A significant number of people get a genital HPV infection via direct sexual contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal...

Why testosterone replacement therapy is better than anabolic steroids
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Why testosterone replacement therapy is better than anabolic steroids

As your testosterone levels decline as you age, side effects like decreased libido and fatigue are common. Here’s what you can do. As we go through different stages of life, changes in the body are something that we can all expect. In numerous ways, our bodies are operational machines whose performance fluctuates depending on both...