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Is PRP injection available for hair loss in Singapore? (photo)

Dear hairlossyouth, I totally agree with Dr Chua that PRP has very little evidence published in the medical literature suggesting its indication for hair loss. Furthermore, it’s banned in SG for aesthetic purposes. You should visit aesthetic doctors or dermatologists highly interested in treating ha...
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How can I finance braces and jaw surgery in Singapore?

Dear Martin, Thank you for sharing your photo. It does seem that a combination of orthodontics (braces) together with orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) would be the ideal treatment for you. For the braces treatment, most clinics would require a downpayment to cover some material cost once they are ...
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What should I do if I'm having intermittent palpitations and can feel my heart racing?

Hi Muna, as Dr Israr mentioned, your on and off, heartbeat like pulse is known as palpitations. Abdominal aneurysms are one of the most important causes to rule out for palpitations that are felt in the abdominal area. However, it feels more like a "pulsating feeling" close to your belly button, rat...
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How do I get rid of a brown line on my toe nail? (photo)

Hi Kelly, there's been a very similar question asked on the causes of brown line appearing on nails here. As Dr Paul has explained, the appearance of a brown line on your nail, known as melanonchia, is due to melanin within the nail. It's most often due to none-worrying causes. These include: Moles ...
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What should I do about a child's permanent tooth that's growing in the incorrect position? (photo)

Dear Bladers, if the other half of the decayed tooth is still in the gums it is better to get it extracted. Permanent teeth can sometimes improve its position on its own providing there are no blockages. The best thing is to get an xray done to check that there are no blockages (ie extra tooth or ro...
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When is a menstrual cycle considered to be irregular?

Dear Jynnn,
Thank you for your question.
The normal menstrual cycle can vary between 21 and 35 days (most cycle length are between 25 to 30 days). If the cycle length is more than 35 days, it is considered prolonged. There are many reasons why your cycle length may be irregular, including polycystic...
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When do I need to see an Endocrinologist for PCOS in Singapore?

Dear Regina, thank you for your question. Apart from hair loss and acne, other associations of PCOS include irregular periods, infertility, diabetes/abnormal glucose tolerance and obesity. Management of PCOS would be to exclude causes of conditions that may mimic PCOS and treat whatever symptom you'...
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How can one remove greenish blue veins under the eyes?

Dear Chloe011, there are non-invasive (lasers) as well as minimally invasive (sclerotherapy) options that can help with this problem. I use a long pulse ND:Yag laser in my practice to deal with this problem. It can be set to target deep and large blood vessels such as those found under the eye. I wo...
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How much improvement can I expect after treatment for fluorosis stains on my teeth? (photo)

Dear Sophia, Happy Chinese New Year Greetings to you! I have studied the photograph that you have submitted and your fluorosis stains can be classified as: mild to moderate severity. For some of my patients who are more conscious of their smiles, fluorosis stains can be a significant concern. For so...
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What are the next steps if I have a UTI infection?

Dear Hanhanech, Thank you for sharing your experience. 1) I presume a UTI means a urinary tract infection? Yes that is quite a terrible experience - it can be very common and very uncomfortable. 2) The time scale is important for us to help you with your question. For example, how many days have you...
2 Doctor Answers
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Is PRP injection available for hair loss in Singapore? (photo)

Dear hairlossyouth, I totally agree with Dr Chua that PRP has very little evidence published in the medical literature suggesting its indication for hair loss. Furthermore, it’s banned in SG for aesthetic purposes. You should visit aesthetic doctors or dermatologists highly interested in treating ha...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

How can I finance braces and jaw surgery in Singapore?

Dear Martin, Thank you for sharing your photo. It does seem that a combination of orthodontics (braces) together with orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) would be the ideal treatment for you. For the braces treatment, most clinics would require a downpayment to cover some material cost once they are ...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

What should I do if I'm having intermittent palpitations and can feel my heart racing?

Hi Muna, as Dr Israr mentioned, your on and off, heartbeat like pulse is known as palpitations. Abdominal aneurysms are one of the most important causes to rule out for palpitations that are felt in the abdominal area. However, it feels more like a "pulsating feeling" close to your belly button, rat...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

How do I get rid of a brown line on my toe nail? (photo)

Hi Kelly, there's been a very similar question asked on the causes of brown line appearing on nails here. As Dr Paul has explained, the appearance of a brown line on your nail, known as melanonchia, is due to melanin within the nail. It's most often due to none-worrying causes. These include: Moles ...
1 Doctor Answer
CONSULT DOCTOR

What should I do about a child's permanent tooth that's growing in the incorrect position? (photo)

Dear Bladers, if the other half of the decayed tooth is still in the gums it is better to get it extracted. Permanent teeth can sometimes improve its position on its own providing there are no blockages. The best thing is to get an xray done to check that there are no blockages (ie extra tooth or ro...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

When is a menstrual cycle considered to be irregular?

Dear Jynnn,
Thank you for your question.
The normal menstrual cycle can vary between 21 and 35 days (most cycle length are between 25 to 30 days). If the cycle length is more than 35 days, it is considered prolonged. There are many reasons why your cycle length may be irregular, including polycystic...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

When do I need to see an Endocrinologist for PCOS in Singapore?

Dear Regina, thank you for your question. Apart from hair loss and acne, other associations of PCOS include irregular periods, infertility, diabetes/abnormal glucose tolerance and obesity. Management of PCOS would be to exclude causes of conditions that may mimic PCOS and treat whatever symptom you'...
3 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

How can one remove greenish blue veins under the eyes?

Dear Chloe011, there are non-invasive (lasers) as well as minimally invasive (sclerotherapy) options that can help with this problem. I use a long pulse ND:Yag laser in my practice to deal with this problem. It can be set to target deep and large blood vessels such as those found under the eye. I wo...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

How much improvement can I expect after treatment for fluorosis stains on my teeth? (photo)

Dear Sophia, Happy Chinese New Year Greetings to you! I have studied the photograph that you have submitted and your fluorosis stains can be classified as: mild to moderate severity. For some of my patients who are more conscious of their smiles, fluorosis stains can be a significant concern. For so...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

What are the next steps if I have a UTI infection?

Dear Hanhanech, Thank you for sharing your experience. 1) I presume a UTI means a urinary tract infection? Yes that is quite a terrible experience - it can be very common and very uncomfortable. 2) The time scale is important for us to help you with your question. For example, how many days have you...
2 Doctor Answers
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