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Is laser bust enhancement effective, or just a gimmick?

Dear Audrey, Thank you for your question! Laser Bust enhancement is a relatively new procedure that has recently gained some attention due to its promise of non-surgical breast enlargement. It is a 3 step procedure that involves the use of a laser to produce skin tightening and “stimulate glandular ...
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How can I reduce the pain of pap smear tests due to dryness and menopause?

Thank you for sharing your problems. 1) I will usually perform a pap smear for patients around the menopause age, and if it is negative, I wouldn't do any further pap smears, unless there is bleeding or new symptoms. 2) This is a hard question to answer. The pain experienced could be attributed to v...
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What are the main differences in diet for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics?

Dear Anonymous,
The general dietary advice is similar in terms of recommending sufficient amount of grains (particularly wholegrains), eating more fruit and vegetables, eating food with less fat (especially saturated fat), avoiding sugary foods and drinking alcohol in moderation. A person with type ...
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What is the recommended method to remove a fragment left behind after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Hi Lucus, Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you discovered recently that you have a fragment of your left wisdom tooth left behind by your previous dentist. I can share with you that from my experience, even in the best surgeon's hands, leaving a small tooth fragment behind is not...
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Is it harmful to take long term contraceptive pills (Yasmin) without any breaks?

Hi Cass, Great question. In short, the answer is no, there are no harmful effects or complications with taking the Pill long term, assuming you are in good health (apart from the normal side effects/risks associated with taking the combined oral contraceptive pill, like Yasmin, which your gynae shou...
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Can I still breastfeed if I have a cold sore?

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your question. Breastfeeding invariably is a stressful period, and during stressful periods, the cold sore virus can reactivate and attack again. 1) Firstly, you should get the diagnosis confirmed by a doctor and also receive treatment. 2) If the cold sore is in the mou...
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How do I know if I suffered a seizure when I recently passed out?

It sounds like you suffered an attack of vasogagal syncope, which is a largely benign overreaction of the nervous system to certain stimuli. Ie your IBS symptoms resulted in your fainting episode. Seizures are generally determined when witnessed, although certain telltale signs (such as loss of urin...
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How can I get rid of stubborn bad breath?

Dear Anonymous, Bad breath can definitely be distressing! I'm glad that you have taken your oral hygiene very seriously as having unhealthy gums or untreated open cavities can cause bad breath. Bad breath may be caused by the presence of gum disease and tooth decay. These would normally be picked up...
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Could I have colon cancer if I have a history of piles and blood on passing motion?

Hi Lee – thanks for your question. Some risk factors of colon cancer are as follows: Age > 50 Family history of cancer/colon cancer Smoker Obesity If you have any of these, then it’s definitely worthwhile going to see your doctor to have it checked out. He can easily risk stratify you from your hist...
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What are some recommendations on CPAP machine in Singapore for sleep apnea?

Hi wrr, Thank you for your question. If you were told you have a high AHI after a sleep study, it is likely that you have moderate (AHI 15-30) or severe (AHI >30) obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, interpretation of a sleep study has to be done by a doctor trained in sleep medicine as it is mo...
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Is laser bust enhancement effective, or just a gimmick?

Dear Audrey, Thank you for your question! Laser Bust enhancement is a relatively new procedure that has recently gained some attention due to its promise of non-surgical breast enlargement. It is a 3 step procedure that involves the use of a laser to produce skin tightening and “stimulate glandular ...
1 Doctor Answer
CONSULT DOCTOR

How can I reduce the pain of pap smear tests due to dryness and menopause?

Thank you for sharing your problems. 1) I will usually perform a pap smear for patients around the menopause age, and if it is negative, I wouldn't do any further pap smears, unless there is bleeding or new symptoms. 2) This is a hard question to answer. The pain experienced could be attributed to v...
1 Doctor Answer
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What are the main differences in diet for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics?

Dear Anonymous,
The general dietary advice is similar in terms of recommending sufficient amount of grains (particularly wholegrains), eating more fruit and vegetables, eating food with less fat (especially saturated fat), avoiding sugary foods and drinking alcohol in moderation. A person with type ...
1 Doctor Answer
CONSULT DOCTOR

What is the recommended method to remove a fragment left behind after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Hi Lucus, Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you discovered recently that you have a fragment of your left wisdom tooth left behind by your previous dentist. I can share with you that from my experience, even in the best surgeon's hands, leaving a small tooth fragment behind is not...
4 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

Is it harmful to take long term contraceptive pills (Yasmin) without any breaks?

Hi Cass, Great question. In short, the answer is no, there are no harmful effects or complications with taking the Pill long term, assuming you are in good health (apart from the normal side effects/risks associated with taking the combined oral contraceptive pill, like Yasmin, which your gynae shou...
1 Doctor Answer
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Can I still breastfeed if I have a cold sore?

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your question. Breastfeeding invariably is a stressful period, and during stressful periods, the cold sore virus can reactivate and attack again. 1) Firstly, you should get the diagnosis confirmed by a doctor and also receive treatment. 2) If the cold sore is in the mou...
1 Doctor Answer
CONSULT DOCTOR

How do I know if I suffered a seizure when I recently passed out?

It sounds like you suffered an attack of vasogagal syncope, which is a largely benign overreaction of the nervous system to certain stimuli. Ie your IBS symptoms resulted in your fainting episode. Seizures are generally determined when witnessed, although certain telltale signs (such as loss of urin...
1 Doctor Answer
CONSULT DOCTOR

How can I get rid of stubborn bad breath?

Dear Anonymous, Bad breath can definitely be distressing! I'm glad that you have taken your oral hygiene very seriously as having unhealthy gums or untreated open cavities can cause bad breath. Bad breath may be caused by the presence of gum disease and tooth decay. These would normally be picked up...
3 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

Could I have colon cancer if I have a history of piles and blood on passing motion?

Hi Lee – thanks for your question. Some risk factors of colon cancer are as follows: Age > 50 Family history of cancer/colon cancer Smoker Obesity If you have any of these, then it’s definitely worthwhile going to see your doctor to have it checked out. He can easily risk stratify you from your hist...
2 Doctor Answers
CONSULT DOCTOR

What are some recommendations on CPAP machine in Singapore for sleep apnea?

Hi wrr, Thank you for your question. If you were told you have a high AHI after a sleep study, it is likely that you have moderate (AHI 15-30) or severe (AHI >30) obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, interpretation of a sleep study has to be done by a doctor trained in sleep medicine as it is mo...
1 Doctor Answer
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