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Dr Marilyn Lee
MBBS, MRCP, FAMS

Marilyn Lee Endocrine And Medical Clinic

38 Irrawaddy Road #06-51/52 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre Singapore 329563

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Dr Lee graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London school of Medicine (UK) in 2003, for which she attained distinctions in Surgery as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was a finalist in the University Gold Medal Examination. She trained in internal medicine at Barts and the London NHS Trust and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2006.

Following this, she embarked on her Endocrine training in Singapore and was accredited as a Specialist in Endocrinology by the Ministry of Health in 2011. She was later awarded the Health manpower Development Plan Scholarship by the Ministry of Health to train in reproductive endocrinology at the University College Hospital (London) and KK Hospital (Singapore).

Upon her return, she set up the reproductive endocrine service at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Dr Lee is passionate about teaching and received the best teacher award from 2015-2017, and was the associate program director of the endocrine residency program at KTPH. She served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Medicine at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and is currently a committee member of the Chapter of Endocrinologists (Academy of Medicine Singapore) and a board member in clinical capacity of ADVANTAGE Endocrine Centre (India).

She has great interest in managing diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis and reproductive endocrine disorders. She also manages all other aspects of endocrinology including pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, lipid disorders and calcium disorders.

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5 HORMONAL CAUSES OF INFERTILITY IN WOMEN AND MEN
March 2nd, 2018

Due to the hectic lifestyles that Singaporeans lead, many don’t settle down until they’re in their 30's. I commonly see patients in my endocrine clinic who had no idea that they were having hormonal issues in the first place (until they started trying for a baby)! 

In this article, I describe 5 conditions where hormones can affect fertility, as well as the corresponding treatments.

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PCOS IN SINGAPORE (2018)
February 12th, 2018

Many Singaporeans are not aware that their symptoms are due to PCOS. In this article, I’ll be addressing the common concerns that women with PCOS may have. The beauty of PCOS (and of most things in endocrinology) is that it's a readily treatable condition.

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ASK DR MARILYN LEE: HORMONAL IMBALANCE
July 23rd, 2018

Experiencing bloating, insomnia, unexplained weight gain/loss? A hormone imbalance could be to blame. Find out what these symptoms mean and when do they become a real cause of concern from Dr Marilyn Lee, an expert endocrinologist (a doctor that specialises in hormones) on DxD Sessions.

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Why does PCOS cause irregular periods and intermenstrual bleeding?

Regular menstrual periods are associated with regular ovulatory cycles. You have a period 14 days after you ovulate. For example, if your period comes every 28 days, you ovulate on day 14. If your period comes every 30 days, you ovulate on day 16. Many women with PCOS don't ovulate ...
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Can a low carb diet improve glucose levels for Type 1 Diabetics?

Dear Gay Keong, In type 1 diabetes, you are insulin deficient, hence require insulin injections. A typical regime would consist of a long acting insulin that gives you 24 hour background coverage, and rapid acting insulin that you inject prior to each meal to give you the burst o...
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Does Vitamin D promote weight loss by boosting metabolism?

Dear Z, Obese adults (BMI over 30 kg/m2 ) are at high risk for vitamin D deficiency because vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and the the body fat sequesters it, hence they require higher doses of Vitamin D than their non-obese counterparts. However, there is no good evidence...
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Can PCOS cause sudden weight gain?

Dear Ren, PCOS is a condition that is associated with weight gain and obesity, and women with PCOS find it easy to put on weight and difficult to lose weight. Most women with PCOS gain weight over a period of months and years. Such a rapid weight gain of 10% body weight i...
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What causes Central Hypothyroidism, and how is it diagnosed?

Dear Nur Azmina, Hypothyroidism can manifest at any age. Symptoms include feeling tired and lethargic, feeling cold, weight gain, constipation, dry skin and menstrual irregularities. Some people may not notice any symptoms but get diagnosed during blood test done as part of a health screen. Bloo...
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Could there be any hormonal causes behind sudden weight gain?

Dear Aubs, I can understand that it must be quite distressing for you. There are a number of conditions that are associated with weight gain. These include: 1. Hypothyroidism. This is when your thyroid hormone level is low. Apart from weight gain, other symptoms asso...
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Will taking weight loss pills affect my pregnancy?

Dear Jane, Please don’t worry or blame yourself for your baby’s hypothyroidism. It is very unlikely that your taking Panbesy in the first 2-3 weeks of pregnancy caused this. Studies looking at pregnancies exposed to Panbesy did not show any difference in outcomes in women taking it versus those...
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Can slimming pills like Panbesy cause thyroid problems?

Dear Jane, Panbesy will not cause an elevation in your thyroid antibodies, but it is not advisable to take Panbesy if you have an overactive thyroid gland. Panbesy works by increasing levels of catecholamines, and if you’re hyperthyroid, may increase the risk of cardiac complications. It is u...
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Should I be worried if I have high TSH and T4 levels that does not exceed the reference range?

Hi, You mention having a high TSH and a Free T4 within the normal reference range. This is subclinical hypothyroidism. You don’t have to be worried about and I’ll explain more below. The commonest cause of subclinical hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditi...
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How can I get regular periods if I'm overweight and only get periods once per year?

Dear Jaslyn, Thank you for your question. There are a few associations of irregular periods and being overweight. 1. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS have irregular periods and this tends to worsen when the weight goes up. Many also experience irregula...
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