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Marilyn Lee Endocrine & Medical Clinic

 

38 Irrawaddy Road #06-52

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Singapore 329563

Phone: 68733711
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About Dr Marilyn Lee

In 2003, Dr Marilyn Lee obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine (UK), with distinctions in Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with being a finalist in the University Gold Medal Examination. She went on to train in internal medicine at Barts and the London NHS Trust and received the membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2006. She returned to Singapore to begin her Endocrine training then became a Specialist in Endocrinology in 2011. Following that she received the HealManpowerwer Development Plan Scholarship to train in reproductive endocrinology at the University College Hospital (London) and KK Hospital (Singapore).

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Dr Lee established the reproductive endocrine service at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and served as the associate program director of the endocrine residency program at KTPH. She was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Medicine at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and is presently a member of the Chapter of Endocrinologists (Academy of Medicine Singapore) and a board member in a clinical capacity of ADVANTAGE Endocrine Centre (India).

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Dr Lee has a subspecialty in diabetes management, thyroid, osteoporosis and reproductive endocrine disorders. She covers other components of endocrinology such as pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, lipid disorders and calcium disorders.

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Work Stress Might Not Be The Cause Of Hormonal Imbalance, This Singaporean Endocrinologist Tells You Why
Work Stress Might Not Be The Cause Of Hormonal Imbalance, This Singaporean 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.  

477 views 13 Nov 2018
Ask Dr Marilyn Lee: Hormonal Imbalance
Ask Dr Marilyn Lee: Hormonal Imbalance

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.

1855 views 27 Jul 2018
5 Hormonal Causes of Infertility In Women And Men
5 Hormonal Causes of Infertility In Women And Men

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.

2552 views 11 Mar 2018
The Essential Guide To PCOS In Singapore (2019)
The Essential Guide To PCOS In Singapore (2019)

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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Hi, In PCOS, periods tend to be irregular and less frequent. Progesterone is given periodically to induce a period so that your womb lining doesn't grow over-exuberantly and remains healthy. Generally, if you do not have a period for 2 months, you will be given a 1-week (du...
25 Jan 2019
Many women with PCOS have irregular periods (usually long periods in between each cycle) and this is because you are not ovulating regularly. The first day is usually when you have proper menstrual flow. PCOS is the only condition when women do not have periods but have adequate oes...
8 Dec 2018
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 ...
14 Aug 2018
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 who did not...
30 Jun 2018
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 irregular periods from...
6 May 2018
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 smokers and ...
22 Mar 2018
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 long, it may take...
10 Mar 2018
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...
18 Feb 2018
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 sy...
17 Feb 2018
In PCOS, the most common reason for difficulty conceiving is the lack of ovulation. Ovulation (when the egg is released) occurs 14 days before the next period. If you're having irregular periods, then it becomes difficult to predict ovulation. There are certain medications ava...
14 Feb 2018
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I'm sorry to hear that you've been having trouble with your skin. Before determining the best treatment for your acne, it may be worth considering if there is any underlying cause for the acne that should be addressed first. There are a number of hormonal causes of acne, for e...
1 Nov 2018
Thank you for your question. With regards to your PCOS. If you're having less than 6 periods a year, I would suggest seeing a doctor about it so that he/she will be able to give you some medicines to shed the womb lining and induce a period. This is because if you're having ve...
10 Feb 2018
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