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DxD Sessions: How To Ask A Doctor Free

This post explains how you can ask real doctors in Singapore any questions for free.

DxD is offering free VIP membership sign-up now: bit.ly/VIPinviteDxD

As VIP members, your questions are prioritised by doctors to get answered first. More features will be lined up soon for members, so look out for that!

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Meet The Expert: Dr Claudine Pang

Meet Dr Claudine Pang, an ophthalmologist who has performed more than 10,000 eye procedures. 

She started her own eye practice with a vision to increase public awareness on the importance of your retinas. The retina can be considered as the most critical part of our eyes! It has all the photoreceptors that are responsible for the images that we see. It 's also the only tissue in the eye that cannot be replaced.

She believes that the key to achiving good vision is by preserving the good health of the retina. 

Watch to find out why she's so intrigued by the retina, the conditions she has a special interest in, and her motto in life. 

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Meet The Expert: Dr Wong Nan-Yaw

Meet Dr Wong Nan-Yaw, an experienced colorectal surgeon who has a deep passion in helping people through their cancer journeys. 

He dubs colorectal cancer as the emperor of diseases because it's a silent killer. He explains that the colon is a capacious organ, so it can accommodate a lot of 'things', even big 'things'. 

Watch the video to find out more about colon cancer, its symptoms, and how Dr Wong's training helps him to nurse his patients back to good health. 

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Lying In bed With Your Phone May Be Killing Your Back, Warns This S'porean Sport Doctor

Back pain, a condition that sounds all too familar. Whether you are a couch potato or an athlete, you've probably experienced some form back pain at some point in your life. No one is safe! 

A note of caution: back pain is the leading cause of disability in Singaporeans. Before you hit the panic button, hear what Dr Dinesh, a consultant in Sports Medicine at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has to say. 

He's the best person to seek advice from thanks to his extensive experience. He has worked across a range of sports, and major sporting events like the London Olympics and Paralympics. He was also the team doctor with Team Singapore at the 2017 SEA Games.

Here are his best tips!

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Dear furnwaeh, Thank you for your question! Breast reduction is a procedure done not only to reduce the size of the breasts but also to lift them, in which case it is termed a reduction mastopexy. Typical symptoms that would indicate a medical need for this procedure are: ...
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Dear Pris, Scars from breast implantation are typically located in 4 areas: in the breast fold (IMF), around the areolar, in the armpit (axillary) and in the umbilicus. Of these, the trans-umbilical route has been largely abandoned by most plastic surgeons today due to its limita...
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Thank you for asking this interesting question. Your medical ID is supposed to keep critical information, such as drug allergies and main medical diagnoses. I think "KLACID and AVELOX ALLERGY + your biodata + blood group" might be the only things that can fit.
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Dear Joo, Thank you for your question. What I can describe is what I do in my surgical practice but I cannot speak for the other surgeons who may have differing practices and hence the downtime and results may also be different. In my practice of facial fat grafting, I prefer to ...
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Dear Cm Thank you for the question. From the photo, it does appear that you have multiple bumps on nodules on the forearms. These are likely to be due to multiple cysts or lipomas, which are abnormal proliferation of fat tissue. Some individuals may be genetically prone to de...
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Dear MTLL, Thank you for the question. Acne is common when a child hits puberty and this is the age that acne starts developing. It is not uncommon to see acne starting in children from as young as 10 and 11 years old. You can certainly start acne treatment for a 12 year old ...
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Thank you for your question on dark eye circles. I am starting to see increasing numbers of young patients like yourself at my clinic with problems of dark eye circles or eyebags. Indeed, this is a real problem that is not just confined to older patients and I understand the frustra...
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Dear Jan, Thanks for the question. It is difficult to be sure of the diagnosis from the photo. A solitary red patch can be due to a number of different causes including eczema, skin infection and even a drug eruption. If this is still persistent, it would be good to see your...
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Dear Diamond, Clindoxyl is very good for inflammatory acne indeed. However it may not be a good long term solution as it promotes antibiotic resistance (even though adding benzoyl peroxide to Clinda reduces resistance). Furthermore, the BPO in Clindoxyl can dry skin out because o...
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Hi Tiffany The simple answer is that it depends on your skin. The long answer is that it is more complex than that. That because the term 'toners' has no real fixed definition . Toner, commonly know as a skincare product, is usually used after cleansers. I myself see toner ...
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Eczema Doesn't Have To Last Forever! Singapore’s National Skin Centre Tells You All Need To Know About This Pesky Condition

You may be surprised to know that eczema is a very common skin condition in Singapore.

Described as a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, and scaly. Those that have experienced it would tell you that it’s no walk in the park. They often suffer from relentless itchiness on affected body parts.

Fortunately in Singapore, we have dedicated dermatologists from Singapore's National Skin Centre (NSC) to help.

Dr Lucinda Tan, a consultant from NSC, was invited to host a DxD Session. She answered readers' questions relating to eczema, including the causes, best treatment options and more.

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This S'porean ENT Says You Shouldn't Clean Your Children's Ears; The Ear Is Actually A Self-Cleaning Device!

Children are sensitive creatures. During their developmental years, their minds and bodies can be more fragile than a sandcastle on a rainy day.

They can get suddenly fall seriously ill. This is why keeping an eye on every sniffle and cough is vital for them to enjoy a healthy and happy childhood.

Dr Annabelle Leong, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon has 15 years of experience in managing all types of ENT conditions. They include nasal, sinus, and sleep disorders.

During her recent DxD Session, she give her expert opinions on a broad spectrum of ENT problems that children often experience. From minor colds to ear infections to serious allergies, here are the key takeaways.

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How Do You Know If Your Mole Is Cancerous? An Experienced Skin Doctor Gives Us The Low-Down

Moles are kind of like our old friends. After all, they tend to stick around longer than some people in our lives. 

Ranging in size, shape, and colour, most moles seem to be pretty harmless. Some find them a nuisance because they appear at undesirable spots, while others consider their moles to be a special thing that make them unique.

But what if that mole that you've dismissed is potentially a sign of skin cancer?

Here's what an experienced dermatologist, Dr Stephanie Ho, has to say about the questions that she always gets asked.

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Wearing Heels May Be Better Than Flats! This S'porean Podiatrist Explains Why

A lot can be said about a person just by looking at their feet (which sounds much weirder than it's supposed to). Truth can be stranger than fiction...

Lynn Toh, a podiatrist from Singapore revealed that your feet are the first to show signs of serious conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes.

People often overlook the field of podiatry. They are not just trained to fix calluses, ingrown toenails, or give simple advice on footwear!

In Lynn’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on DxD, she covered a long list of other questions about podiatry as well as many facts you didn't know about your feet.

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Is That Time Of The Month Late Again? An Irregular Menstrual Cycle Could Point To Womb Cancer, Says This Veteran Gynaecologist

To all the ladies reading this, you’ve probably been here… Bracing yourself for all the misery that your period brings. It's all too familiar to the women around the world, including the men they live with.

However, if you're feeling pain even before the onset of bleeding, beware! There might be an underlying condition you need to address (not just the typical uterine cramping).

A/Prof Fong is a renowned gynaecologist who was featured on DxD Sessions. He answered many readers' questions on menstrual problems. From the causes of painful periods to abnormal bleeding, here's what he had to share.

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Work Stress Might Not Be The Cause Of Hormonal Imbalance, This S'porean Endocrinologist Tells You Why

Hormonal imbalance may be considered as an elusive condition. Many Singaporeans suffer from it without them even realising it!

It's often brushed off as common mood swings or a sign of fatigue. A lot of people are unware that this seemingly insignificant condition is a potential gateway to a whole host of other serious problems.

Dr Marilyn Lee, an accredited Specialist in Endocrinology, answered a lot of questions from the DxD Community on common disorders and diseases related to hormonal imbalance.

Here's what she had to share.  

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