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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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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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Will hormone injections be able to help me grow taller?

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for your question. With regards to height, we first have to know the height of both your parents and use that to calculate your mid-parental height and from there determine your genetic height potential. Another useful thing to look at will be your ...
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What should I do if I am unable to gain weight despite a good diet and exercise?

Dear Benjamin, Thank you for your question. You mentioned having a low BMI ever since you were a child. It would be useful taking a look at your height and weight charts to see if you have been on the same centiles or crossing centiles. For example, if you are on the 10th cent...
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When should I be worried about unintentional weight loss?

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your question. We generally define clinically important weight loss as over 5% of body weight over 6 to 12 months. It is possible that the stress from your last semester at university may have contributed, but if you have been eating and exercising...
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Will having an eating disorder affect my hormones?

Dear Janice, Eating disorders can involve a restrictive pattern where there’s dieting and excessive exercise, or a binge eating pattern which involves binge eating and purging. Most women with eating disorders have a low body weight and in extreme cases, the body mass in...
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Do I have an eating disorder if I feel most hungry after midnight?

Dear J, That does not necessarily mean that you have an eating disorder. There is concern of a possible eating disorder when you make yourself feel sick by being too full, or if you lose control over how much you eat, or if you think you're fat when people around you tell you tha...
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Are there any alternatives to Diane-35 for PCOS, acne, and heavy periods?

Dear A, It sounds like you had a bad experience previously and I can understand your concerns about stopping Diane-35. Apart from breast cancer, there are other concerns with the oral contraceptive pill including thrombosis ( the risk increases with age and in women who are smoke...
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How can I get my menses back after losing weight?

Dear Genevieve, It's not easy to admit that you went overboard with weight loss and being able to recognize it is a step in the right direction. When your body weight drops below a certain threshold, your body "switches off" the periods. If the duration of weight loss is ...
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What's the next step if I suspect that my acne, irregular periods and weight gain is due to hormones?

Hi Anon, Your symptoms do sound suggestive of PCOS, though other conditions (such as excess steroid hormone production) have to be excluded. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist or gynecologist for an evaluation. He/she will take a thorough history and do a physical ...
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