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Dr. Stephen Shapiro

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Avenel, NJ
53 years experience male

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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Go to emerg. Room .: Need immediate evaluation of spleen , bowel , infection or even lungs...Need ct scan of chest and abdomen along with blood work...Do it now and go to ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Need more informatio: Is there any fever? Any pain or blood on urination? U will need a blood count and probably an flat plate of the abdomen(x-ray). Als, may need a ca... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Increased gastro-col: Need more history, wt loss, stool analysis, x-rays.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Abdominal pain etio.: It would be important to know there is tenderness with pushing on the left lower quadrant and how long this occurred and if there is fever or chills o... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
My first thought would be not related, but if no other symptoms occur, it may be post nasal drip, or viral.. Assuming your swallowing is ok and no fe... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Not necessarily…It has been used forGastroparesis…However,, it is used for gastric motility.,meaning it may stimulate contractions in the stomach and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Need cause of pain: I need to know if the CAT scan also had oral contrast to rule out diverticulitis . Was there any ovarian pathology such a cysts. Not knowing your age... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Usually no: Evaluate he stools and need more history.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Prob. Yes: Needs evaluation from the cause of bleeding.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Black or tarry stool: That is the simple answer however you could have a slow bleed from the upper tract and have normal looking stools.If u r not sure, get a stool card to... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Go to emergency room: Assuming u have no stomach, kidney, or liver problems, u should seek help re: why u took so many pills. Possibly need evaluation of the pain or p... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Any Blood in the urine must be fully investigated..Some people may have microscopic henaturia(blood seen under a microscope ) and could be nothing se... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Yes: There are many causes of chest pain and gas is just one of them .. it's important to know what type of food you're eating , stresses in your life, ot... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Repeat pregnancy test: Sometimes the pregnancy test is not possiitve for a period of time ...if persists, for a few more weeks, consult your gynecologist or obstetrician.how... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Change of bowel habits: Change of bowelhabits would be difficult to explain ..need more history. ..One needs to know, if there's is diarrhea awakening u at night or if ther... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Yes and no: Need symptoms blood tests and small bowel biopsies, x-rays.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
? Of blood: Black is blood until proven otherwise.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Size not important: The sperm is important and the number of viable sperms is important in pregnancy.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
No: Depending on age medical problems, and what u would do with finding or not finding the answer.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Yes: Probably the best time to take omeprazole is 30 minutes before the meal .. stop all carbonated beverages and never drink coffee or tea on an empty sto... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
That drug is. Pepcid is usually used for reflux of acid, such as used for Hiatal Hernia.. you can try simethecone, like gas-x. Reduce carbonated bev... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Hormonal or stress: Most likely this is not of a serious nature..this could be related to possibly hormonal causes and one might want to check ovarian function which can ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Psychiatric: See a psychiatrist who deals with eating disorders...But u must really want to get help also.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 53 years experience
Immediately: This could be and very frequently is caused by GI bleeding...It does not tell you ,if , your are bleeding now or it's old blood...There are other caus... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shapiro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, been week since I took one but I go to my OBYGN in week
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Thanks, I was thinking the same... Kidney stones or an ovarian cyst! Thanks...I will call my doctor.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks but i have no money for that

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

residence in medicine

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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