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Dr. Lillian Schapiro

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atlanta, GA
31 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Takes time: The vagina is made of delicate tissue. It takes 6 weeks to heal.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
At 24 this is odd: First, could this be an old tampon? Does it move? Do you have a fever? If you have a fever, you should go to the emergency room since physicians off... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Try a different pill: You should see your gynecologist to discuss changing birth control pills. With severe endometriosis, it is generally not a good idea to have unregula... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Maybe endometriosis: You need to see a gynecologist. This may be normal; you may have a polyp or something inside the uterine lining or you may have endometriosis.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Some women have pain when they ovulate. Some women have pain after ovulation. Pain after ovulation may be a sign of endometriosis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovulatory pain: You continue to ovulate and have periods after your tubes are tied. Sometimes this can be painful. See your gyn to make sure nothing else is the pro... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Fertility experts, reproductive endocrinologists, are the doctors who reverse tubal ligations. It is often safer, however, to do invitro fertilizatio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Days 5-9: You should be under a doctor's care while you are taking clomid (clomiphene). Rarely, but sometimes, it can cause ovarian hyperstimulation or large ov... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Diet and exercise: If you are in menopause at 36, lack of estrogen is associated with increased cardiac problems later.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Use condoms: You need to use condoms for the first month that you are on birth control pills. It also depends when in your cycle you started.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Lucky: You are lucky that your period has come back. Try an ovulation predictor kit over the counter to see if you are ovulating. I presume you are talking... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Options: Just removing the fibroids is called a myomectomy. If you have large fibroids, you may want to have them removed before pregnancy. If you have a hyst... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Unusual: You may bleed like a heavy period and actually be having a miscarriage. Rarely will the pregnancy just be absorbed by the body. If you have missed a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Your physician will induce a period before starting clomid (clomiphene). You also need to know if your uterine lining is thick or thin from not ovula... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Common: That is a common practice. If your periods are always irregular, you may want to talk about something that will make them regular rather than just tak... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Could be: I presume that the hyst was a hysteroscopy, unless you had a mnyomectomy which turned into a hysterectomy. If you are having this bleeding after a to... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Individual: Everyone experiences menopause differently. For women for whom depression and or anxiety are major components, antidepressants can be helpful, even l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
See your doctor: This may be normal. You have been through quite a bit. If you have not had gas from your bottom and are still nauseated whenever you eat, see your d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Reinfection: You may have been reinfected or the medication did not work and you need to try another medication. Also, use condoms in the future or your tubes wil... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Best to get the kind where you use it every day so that you do not miss ovulation. If you are 48 and trying to conceive, do not wait too long before ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably not: If the bleeding was your period, then you are not pregnant. You can have bleeding in early pregnancy. If you dont want to get pregnant, i recommend... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Big baby: If your baby is symmetrically large, you may just have a big baby. If the abdominal circumference is large in relation to the rest of the baby, talk ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
CALL YOUR OB NOW: You may have a blood clot and that can b e fatal (kill you.) Call your OB and go right to the emergency room. Swelling can be normal. Swelling more i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
YES: If this 20 year old has a bulging belly or can feel a mass in there, she needs to see a gynecologist. She may have one fibroid, many fibroids and/or ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ignore: Abusive men get more abusive during pregnancy. Dont think that the pregnancy will fix the problem.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ignore: Nothing beats a healthy diet and exercise. Your own endorphins are better than anything you buy.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends on location: Fibroids may interfere with getting or staying pregnant , depending i. Where they are in your uterus and how big they ate. Often, they do not cause a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Dpends: If you ovulated and don't bleed, your lining will get thicker. If you did not ovulate, your lining may not be thicker. Be prepared for your next per... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Urine pregnancy test: A urine pregnancy test two days after you period is due, or 16 days after you ovulate, is pretty accurate.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Lysteda: Lysteda may stop the bleeding, but you should plan to have the polyp removed. A polyp removed from the uterine lining can be done thought the cervix,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Try contraception: Birth control pills will give you nice, monthly periods. At 19, contraception is a good idea, will allow you to stay in school. Also, make sure you ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Another 5 weeks: Usually, but not always, symptoms get better after the first 12 weeks.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
While u wait: While you wait to see your gyn, drink lots of water and try cranberry juice or cranberry tablets to help with UTI symptoms. If you get a fever or thi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably normal: If you have changed your diet or excercise or are having stress from exams, this could change your menstrual cycle. You may want to see a gyn to see i... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably: These symptoms could be premenstrual or pregnancy symptoms. The best thing for bloating is probably walking, not a vigorous high impact work out.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Could be infection: Your symptoms may just be from an irregular period or you may have an infection. Best to see a gyn for evaluation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Absolutely: If you are certain that you are finished with childbearing, there are many safe methods to stop your monthly bleeding without causing a change in your... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes.: The davinci robot allows patients to recover more quickly from surgery. It also allows the surgeon to do complex, delicate procedures. I use it for... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Tired and Pregnant: Almost no one sleeps well while they are pregnant. You have to get up to empty your bladder every few hours. You don't want to get dehydrated. Make... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends on type: If you have a vaginal delivery, you may start eating as soon as the placenta has delivered. This is a precaution in case the placenta will not delive... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Leakage with pressur: If you leak when you cough or sneeze, but not when you lie down at night, you probably have sui. See your gynecologist to discuss things in your die... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Stay Safe: If you are depressed, make sure you have a therapist and hopefully also a psychiatrist. You may be able to handle your depression with therapy, exerc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
PCOS: Fortunately, we have great treatments for pcos. Some pcos patients may begin to ovulate if they loose weight, but others are not overweight. Metformi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Costs you the same: Insurance companies reimburse the most for an open hysterectomy, from which you will need about six weeks to return to work. The reimbursement to th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Treat Depression: There are many studies showing that babies do better after birth if mom's depression is treated during pregnancy. Prozac (fluoxetine) and zoloft (flu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No soap: The vulva is very sensitive. Usually just rinsing with water and gently drying is all you need to do. If you have an odor, see your gynecologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Could be endometrios: Your physician should evaluate this with history, physical and maybe an ultrasound. Is the cramping new? If so, you may be growing a fibroid or poly... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
For some women: Some women have experience complications with the mesh eroding through the vagina and/or the bladder. This requires repeat surgery to remove the mesh.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Is this a change?: Many women experience pain with their menstrual cycle while on birth control pills. If there has been a change in the pain, you should see a gynecolo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes.: Not all patients with endometriosis have a family history, but many do. If you are having pelvic pain, severe pain with your periods or pain on penet... Read More

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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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