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Dr. Stephen Shapiro

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Avenel, NJ
52 years experience male

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Gastroenterology 52 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 or other symptoms including gastrointestinal symptoms . How long has this occurred and has it occurred in the past .. certainly , it should be followed by your doctor require a CAT scan .. even at a young age one could develop diverticulitis or IBD.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Gastroenterology 52 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 stomach .Try to maintain hYdration.. also , when was your last upper endoscopy. Yes , you can take Zantac or it's generic before bedtime..
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Gastroenterology 52 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, other medical conditions including prescribed and non-prescribed medicines.. it would be unlikely, that this is cardiac..Stop carbonated beverages and maybe this could be caused by increase in acid..(GERD).
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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

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