Dr. Lillian Schapiro

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atlanta, GA
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

Piedmont Hospital , 275 Collier Road, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA
Directions

About

Bio

Ideal Gynecology is a warm, welcoming environment where women feel comfortable talking about their most intimate concerns from contraception, abnormal pap smears, terrible periods, fibroids, infertility and urinary incontinence. We offer a variety of treatments for most conditions and would appreciate the chance to discuss your options with you. I have written a book called TIck Tock to help women going through fertility treatments. You can find Tick Tock on Amazon. You can find out more at www.idealgynecology.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

246 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes : Depending on the location of fibroids in the uterus, they may interfere with pregnancy. Ask your gyn for a sonohysterogram which will show if the fibr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Possible blood clot: Many women are awakened by leg cramps at night. Try stretching before you go to bed. Stay well hydrated. A cramp in the leg can also mean that you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
HPV is tricky: Hpv can show up on your pap smear quickly or years later. The good news: healthy young women may clear hpv. The bad news: some will progress to canc... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
What are you doing?: If you are going on a wild spending spree, you may be having a manic episode. That can be dangerous. One, you may bankrupt yourself or your family. T... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Stop bleeding: If you have a hysterectomy and your doctor removes your uterus and cervix, you will definitely stop having periods. Depending on your situation, ova... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Watch the timing: If your mood gets "bad" post ovulation, about 2 weeks into your cycle, or later and gets better as soon as your period starts. It may be hormonal. Ke... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Wait : Wait until you and your partner have both had a test of cure. Make sure the person who gave it to you in the first place is not just giving it right ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
See a GYN: At 47, changes in your cycle may be part of the natural changes in your hormones, a polyp, fibroids or even cancer. See your gynecologist for an eval... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Scar tissue: There could be many things and often we never know. How and why did you lose one ovary? Your tubes could be scared from the process that caused you to... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Dehydration or: Sometimes dehydration can increase the odor. You may have an infection, yeast, bacterial vaginosis or others. See your gyn to have them evaluate the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe: You will know about 16 days after the possible conception. If you have access to a home pregnancy test, they are very accurate.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Removal of fibroids: A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the locat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe infection: You and your partner should both see a physician to make sure that neither of you has an infection. This could be yeast, bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Do a pregnancy test: Many women bleed in early pregnancy and think it is their period. Periods also change.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
That is normal: The human body is designed to allow you to nurture your baby for a year. Most women dont get their sex drive back for a year. If you are still breas... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes.: However, i recommend using condoms in any situation in which you are at risk for any of these diseases.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Try a new diet: Some women are just prone to yeast infections. You need to wear cotton undies, not just cotton in the crotch. You need to shower after you work out.... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Your ob/gyn will want to know how long you have had this pain, is it all month, what makes it better or worse.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes : Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. They can be in the cavity or in the wall. They can be big or small. Often, they cause no problems and requir... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Depends on type: The davinci robot is used in many specialties. There is a rigorous training course before surgeons can operate on the robot. In gynecology, the surg... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Male or female: Previous infections, especially the mumps can affect sperm count. For women, previous infections can block the fallopian tubes, either leading to no ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Several options: Depending on your age, you may want to consider just a pessary to "hold everything in." most procedures for prolapse are now done abdominally and/or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
See your GYN: If your periods have always been like this, that may be your normal. You may have a polyp or fibroids causing your periods to be heavy. You may also... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No soap: Just rinse with water and dry.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
See your physician: It may be your appendix, your ovary or your bowel. You can start with a specialist or your internist. Your gynecologist will want to do an ultrasoun... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Keeping the cervix: Some women choose to keep their cervix. The french have done this for years because they think it helps with sex. I have asked patients with cervix an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Swollen or closed?: Your fallopian tubes can get "swollen" or blocked from endometriosis. Also, chlamydia, a common cause of swollen tubes does not always have symptoms.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Great Question: Understand why you are having the hysterectomy. Most of my patients do not have cancer and are having a robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy b... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not always: 1/3 of infertility stems from "male factor." red flags in a man's history include mumps, fevers or a job environment with heat to the scrotum. Mariju... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Depends on the type: You may have stress incontinence, which happens when you cough or sneeze. You may be able to improve your symptoms by cutting back on caffeine and do... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
It depends: The primary test for men is the semen analysis, best done by a fertility specialist. For women, you can do your own ovulation predictor kit and see i... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
See you md: You may have pupps, pruritic urticarial papules of pregnancy. This can sometimes be treated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec. Or you may ha... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes.: Having sex, even with a condom, can expose you to chlamydia, which can scar your tubes, preventing you from getting pregnant. Sometimes the chlamydia... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Probably: But the Aygestin (norethindrone) may make you moody and/or bloated. If you have a few months, you may consider starting regular birth control pills.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Wait: If you have not missed any pills, you might just wait and see if it happens again. Many people dont bleed at all on loestrin fe 24. If you are over ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Your symptoms : Everyone experiences menopause differently. Make a list of symptoms to address with your physician.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Nothing to serious: Many women your mother's age have some irregular bleeding. It could be just her changing hormones, a benign tumor called a polyp or fibroid, or cancer... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Bent down: Retroverted uterus goes "down" from your cervix. Anteverted goes up. It is a description of a normal anatomical finding.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Talk to MD: If you are bleeding more than a heavy period, you need to let your doctor's office know. It is unusual to have profuse bleeding after a pap smear. Man... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Sadly, No.: Being on birth control pills may lessen or prevent the spread of endometriosis, but your eggs still age with you.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ignore: Put your baby first. Your job can wait. Your family can wait. The baby inside you needs you.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Could be: You need to wait until two weeks after ovulation or 2 days late for your period to do a pregnancy test.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Possible: Endometriosis is tricky. You may have endometriosis inside your pelvis which reacts with your periods..
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not ovulating: Chances are that you are not ovulating. You may have polycyclic ovaries, a thyroid problem or just irregular periods. You should see a gynecologist fo... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Today or tomorrow : If you are 15 or 16 days from ovulation, if you are pregnant, a pregnancy test will be positive. Tomorrow sounds like a good time to year.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not much: At three months, the pregnancy is still in the pelvis. First pregnancies often "don't show" until about 4 to 5 months. You should be taking prenatal... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe: Is the polyp in the cavity in front of the ostia? If it is, you can have it removed hysteroscopic ally, which does not involve any incisions.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe infection: You should see your gyn and see if you have an infection. An infection can cause irritation that can make you bleed. Polyps can also make you bleed.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
3 wks from ovulation: An ultrasound can see a sac three weeks from ovulation, but not at three weeks from your last period. Over the counter pregnancy tests are very exact... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Feb 14, 2012
Dr. Schapiro is a compassionate, competent OBGYN who I have the pleasure of working with. I know when I see an infertility patient who has been managed by Dr. Schapiro, that most of the work is alread...Read More
Jun 26, 2013
Great responses. Impressive indeed.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have alot of pain in my lowerabdomen,lowerback,and. Hips legged. On side of my body I have scarred tissue in abdomen&pelvic
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks I don't want to wait until I try to conceive to see if it will cause an issue would because of the pcos already
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks..i hope the color is not any type of a cancer..i can send you a picture if you could give me your id

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013
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