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 female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Why does this happen: This is not a normal period for you. The next question is whether this is a one month phenomenon or is every month is going to be like this. In the la... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Not infertile: Good that you have a LH surge. In addition, there are other tests to check your luteal phase, such as ultrasound around the ovulation, blood progester... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Monitor/surgery: It is important that this fibroid is monitored closely. At times this fibroid may affect fertility and pregnancy. The wet discharge may be checked by... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Nothing wrong: Implanon contains a progestin hormone that thins the lining of the uterus. It is not unusual to have infrequent period. Having said that, I do advise... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
4 weeks3 days before: If you had a precise 28 days cycle of the month you got pregnant, you conceived about 4 weeks and 3 days prior to Apr 9, 2014. This is because ovulati... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Evaluation: I would suggest a clinical breast examination and probably imaging studies. There are a number of non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical management. T... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Infection: It sounds like an infection. Your medical person can confirm the diagnosis and provide treatment.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Endometriosis: The uterine cells in the unnatural sites will shed blood just like the natural menstruation. The accumulated blood in the unnatural sites forms hemorr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Essure: Essure is a thin coil, when inserted into the openings of the tubes from inside the uterus, offers permanent contraception. Long term complications, s... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: It is premature menopause if your periods stopped as well. It could be peri-menopause, meaning the function of the ovaries is declining. The symptoms ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Uncommon but yes: It is true that you can still get pregnant after your tubes are tied. But having tubes tied is one of the most effective birth control. Despite the su... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Lose weight: This format limits us to a very brief answer. Eat right is the first in order. Not only the portion is important, we now realize that not all calories... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Pcos: You don't need a hysterectomy. Metformin, an oral medicine to treat mild diabetes, can contol pcos, especially if your Insulin and sugar levels are hi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Norethisterone: Norethisterone is a synthetic progestin. It mimics the pharmacologic action of the post-ovulation hormone progesterone. It is usually prescribed as a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
No period: First, if you are young and sexually active, do a pregnancy test.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Probably: The D&C adds little additional risk to the hysteroscopy and is often beneficial to check the lining of the uterus besides the polyp od fibroid.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Post-coital bleeding: You may consider an ultrasound test to check for hematometrea. It refers to accumulation of blood in the uterus. This can occur after ablation because... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
There's no best: All birth control pills are effective. The reason we have so many diffeerent kinds of pill is because no pill is best for everyone. Working with your ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Irregular ovulation: I suppose you are no longer breast feeding. If not, you are not ovulating monthly. There are a number of physical and mental possibilities that can di... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Thanks for asking!: The very high level of gonad stimulating hormone succeeds to induce a few residual eggs to develop and ovulate. This happens rarely.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Possible: One day late means you have not had hormone suppression for 8 days. It is possible that the ovary wakes up and starts the ovulation process. Use anoth... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Recheck: You are probably not pregnant. Just to be sure, i suggest that you repeat the pregnancy test in two weeks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
10-14 days: The pregnancy test can be effective 10-14 days after intercourse. I suggest to wait for the regular menstruation. If the menstruation fail to start, d... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Not likely: A simple vaginal inspection can determine if a rough trans-vaginal us trauma caused the bleeding. It is unusual for this to happen. Was excessive ble... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Right away: Most women's period return to normal right away.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Ablation: Hysterectomy can definitively stop the period and getting pregnancy. A less invasive surgery is to perform the essure tubal sterilization that is d... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Time to check: It's time to check the anatomy. Is there an unbroken hymen ring? Is there a vaginal septum? Is the muscle too tight? With a thorough examination, your... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Sure: First, find out why the periods are so bad. Is there an abnormal growth in the uterus? Is there a hormone problem? Could any medication make the perio... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: A 4-week cycle indicates 13 ovulations a year. A 2 months cycle indiates 6 ovulations a year. You still can get pregnant, but as you suspected, your c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly: Pills may reduce the body hair in women whose androgen (male-like hormone) level is abnormally high. It is not very effective.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Regular ovulation occurs 14 days before a 28-day period, so one would not get pregnant 7 days before the period. If, for whatever reason, the ovulatio... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Bleeding: My suggestion is to see if this happens again with the next period. If yes, have your doctor check the uterus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yeast: 3 terazol (terconazole) reduces yeast population fast. But symptoms of yeast infection may take 3 days to subside.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Urinalysis: No. Urinalysis check for blood, blood cells, sediments, protein, sugar, acidity, infection, etc., not Estraderm (estradiol) and spironolactone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hematometra: Hematometra indicates that blood can not escape but accumulates in the uterine cavity. The other treatment is to establish an outlet for the blood. Th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Pregnancy test: First, if you are at risk of pregnancy and you don't want to be, consider the morning after pill, the sooner the better. Otherwise, get a test in two... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
No: The reasons why you need to take the antibiotics may have more to do with your menstrual cycle than the antibiotics itself.
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A 47-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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Ablation: Most ablations are for excessive bleeding. One condition that causes bleeding is adenomyosis. It means the glands of the lining of the nuterus grow in... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Unprotected sex: Abstaining is the only perfect way to avoid an unwanted pregnancy and/or sexual transmitted infection. The reverse is true for unprotected sex, even a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Itching, discharge: Use an over the counter yeast medicine such as myconazole, clorotrimazole, etc. If you are not cured in a week, see your doctor for prescription trea... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Ablation: Ablation is best for excessive menstrual bleeding. In your situation, the intercourse triggers the bleeding. I would suggest a diagnostic hysteroscop... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Malpractice: As a person, there are hundreds and thousands of ways to examine you, by both direct and indirect means. In pregnancy, disasters can happen very rapid... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: In women who have severe varicoses, the veins can burst open.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hysterectomy: The number of hysterectomies has declined steadily over the years. There are many more less invasive treatments now available for uterine pathologies,... Read More
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A 43-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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Norethisterione: Hi, neighbor! there is no recommended limit how long you can take norethisterone. Theoretically, you can take it for a long time. However, I do not k... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Risk is small: If the pill was started within 6 days from the onset of the period, it is highly unlikey that you were at the fertile window. If the pill was started ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Norethisterone: I presume you are taking the norethisterone as a progestin only birth control pill. The usual side effects are edema, weakness, anorexia, and irregula... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Endometrial cancer: Her metastatic cancer treatments include additional surgery, radiation and medical chemo-therapy. Her surgical and/or medical oncologists (cancer... 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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