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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee

Gynecology
Newton, MA
male

Locations

Office

Chestnut Hill, MA

Address

12 Middlesex Rd, #67239, Chestnut Hill, MA
Directions

About

Bio

'Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. His specialty is in women's health, contraception, family planning, menopause management and gynecologic surgery. He is a pioneer in female sterilization, hysteroscopy, and treatment to avoid hysterectomy. He teaches at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He conducts a private practice in Brookline, MA.

Specialties
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Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

188 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Bleeding: If there is any chance that you could be pregnant, the first thing is to do is a pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat the pregnancy test one week ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
No bleeding: It is important for you to report back to your doctor that Medroxyprogesterone did not induce a bleed. Your doctor needs to know this to plot the next... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Probably: I don't know the reason for your ultrasound examination that discovered this cyst. To find out if this is a luteal cyst, no doubt you were advised to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: First, do investigate to see if there is a reason for the irregular periiods. If we don't find any resaon, birth control pills definitely can help to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Spotting: First thing to do is a pregnancy test. After that, see a doctor to check if you are taking any medication that may alter your period, any physical or ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Ovulation: With 1 period in the last 6 months, you are not ovulating monthly. Without ovulation to make the egg, your chance to get pregnant is much less. Visit ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Could be: Light bleeding even five days after hysteroscopy is normal. However, if the bleeding requires pad change every hour or two, or if you have fever or p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Skipping period: An over-the -counter pregnancy test will easily answer your question.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
STI: Infections such as gonorrhea, herpes, human papilloma virus (hpv) etc. Etc. Are the biggest risks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Bcp: Estrogen and progetogen in the birth control pills can both delay the menses by changing the function of the ovaries and the lining of the uterus. If ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Implanon: Implanon does have side effects, either locally due to the device, or systemically, due to the progestin hormone. Itching sinus infection is not likel... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Medroxyprogesterone: Medroxyprogesterone is a synthetic medicine with characters like the ovulation hormone progesterone. It is used in place of progeterone for treatments... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Period change: I guess you mean birth controll pills. The answer is your body may be adjusting to the new pill, but do a pregnancy test to be sure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hormone and libido: Genital atrophy is very common among menopausal women. The pain with intercourse stops many women from sex. Estrogen is much better than lubricant in ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is to introduce a thin scope into uterus through the vagina and cervix, so we can see the polyp in the cavity of the uterus. We then use ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: We expect some light bleeding for a few days after the hysteroscopy/endometrial biopsy. If you think it's excessive, contact your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Yes. You don't need general or local anesthetics with hysteroscopy and a simple uterine biopsy. You need a doctor who is skilled in hysteroscopy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Douche: It is wonderful that you care about your kid sister. We need to diagnose your sister's problem and treat accordingly. Douche may not be the answer.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Mood: Menstrual mood swings typically occur during the second half of menstrual cycles. Mood swings is a common symptom of menopause, but not as cyclic as t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Slim chance: Except certain skin infections, such as head lice, chance of getting other diseases is very slim.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hormones: The risks of menopausal hormones in healthy women is age related. Estrogen is beneficial in the 50's and detrimental in the 70's. The main risks is va... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Menstrual pain: Because of your age, i presume this pain is new. There is a higher chance, compare to teenagers, that the pain has a physical cause. Examination and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Amnio: Bag break is possible. Report to your doctor what's happening as soon as you can, so s/he can monitor your condition.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Iud: Within a month of the iud insertion, there is a higher rate of infection. Afterward, user and non-user have similar rate of bacterial infections.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
HPV: Yes. The genital warts are from type 9 and type 11. The vaccine will protect you from type 16 and 18, that are related to cervical cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Not neessary: Night sweats can occur in normal menstrual cycles. There are tests, such as follicular stimulating hormone, inhibin, anti-mullarian hormone, etc., ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Perimenopause: That is why the menopause is defined as 12 months without a menstruation. Even then, there might be an occasional mens still. This happens because the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Unlikely: It is true that you can still get pregnant after your tubes done. But having tubes done is one of the most effective birth control. The hysteroscopic... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Infection: Bacterial infection is the most common reason. Your doctor can check that for you.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hysteroscopy: The main complication of hysteroscopy is perforation of the uterus. If the hysteroscopy is a lengthy one, there is the possibility of excessive absorp... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Menopause: Wear layered clothing, stay in a cool environment, avoid caffeine and spicy food, follow an exercise routine. Try some herbal remedies, like soy extr... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Not initially: Not initialy, yeast is not considered as a sexually transmitted infection. You may consider tratment if her yeast infection becomes recurrrent.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Migraine: Women suffer from migraine much more frequent than men. One explanation is the changes of hormone related to the menstrual cycle. The theory is that e... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hysteroscopy Risk: Hysteroscpic surgery in general is very safe. The risk is somewhat proportional to the extent of the surgery. The risk of removing a peanut-size polyp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Tubes losse: I hate to second guess what you mean by 'tubes come a losse.' maybe you can ask this question differently.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Easy to find out: Good or bad depends on the cause of the skip. The reason could vary from simple stress to brain tumor. Fortunately, basic hormone assays can make a d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Fibroids: I presume you mean urine pregnancy test. The answer is absolutely no. Fibroids do not produce pregnancy hormone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Trich infects both the cervix and vagina.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Wet mount: A wet mount is to mix vaginal discharge with saline and KOH to detect bacteria, yeast and trichomonads by odor, acidity, and microscopic inspection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Douche: You can douche after one week. Remember, frequent douche, more than once a week, does more harm than good.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Start with mild exercise such as walking. If the activity induces bleeding, slow down or stop.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Better choice: Or, you can take pure estrogen pills. The dosage is lower than a low dose pill and probably less side effects.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
A gross estimate: An ultrasound estimate of gestation at 11 weeks is not as reliable as in earlier gestation, say, 6 weeks. I counted backwards for you that 11w1d fr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
No: To stop the period, you have to suppress the ovulation. That means to start the combined pill at the beginning of the cycle and take the pill continuo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
3rd day: 3rd menstrual bleeding day when the hormones are at baseline level.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Diet and exercise: The hormone changes before your period causes bloating. Some women take medicines like diuretics or birth control pills. A better approach is to watch... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Every woman has different ovulation symptom. Some have none and many have it for couple of days. To have your symptoms for a week is longer than aver... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Menstruation returns: In majority of women, without the suppression of the birth control pills, ovaries wake up and natural menstrual cycles return. In small number of wo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Titration: There are myriad reasons to be tired. From the estrogen point of view, if you are on estradiol, we can check the blood level to see if the dosage is a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
A few suggestions: Start with ginger tea (with ginger powder 250mg) 4-6 times a day. Or, vitamin b6 50mg twice a day or, doxylamine 25mg (unisom sleep tabs) with ... Read More

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Feb 4, 2015
I have been a patient of Dr. Lee for 25+ years. Cannot say enough good things!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I did take a test and it was negative. .ive been diagnosed with ibs
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This saved my life. Thank you. What are ur prices for essure reversal?
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thanks,but i tried testing again yesterday and the result is still neg

Education & Training

Residency

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Excellence Award, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Teaching Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Community service award, South Cove Community Health Center.
Top Gynecologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
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