Dr. Lawrence Schappa

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scottsdale, AZ
36 years experience male

Locations

Lawrence Schappa MD PC

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

10343 E Sutton Dr, Scottsdale, AZ
Directions

Fax

(480) 656-3504

About

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

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Sometimes possible!: Not all vaginal openings are obliterated. With female pseudohermaphroditism, ambiguous genitalia are present, even though ovaries and a 46,XX karyotyp... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
May be too early: It may be too early still depending if you're really 5 weeks pregnant. Sometimes your cycle may be off and you may be earlier than you think. I'm sure... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Possibly: Tubal ligation or tubal occlusion procedures are highly effective as a means of birth control but not 100% effective. Take a home pregnancy test to be... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Doubtful: Based on when you had intercourse and the time of your cycle and using protection it's doubtful you're pregnant. Your symptoms are more typical of a p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pretty good.: This would of course depend on where you are in your cycle and he has a normal semen count. If you're at your expected time of ovulation and his count... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Typically one: When doing laparoscopic surgery an assistant is sometimes needed to act as a "third hand" especially when using multiple ports for instruments in cer... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Take a break: Although there is no harmful effect from masturbation, daily ejaculation can cause a decrease in sperm count and effect your ability to get your wife ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
None: Assuming you're worried about the hormone effects and exposure to your partner, none. The amount of exposure is so minimal that any systemic effect on... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Finish the Macrobid: Not certain what the bumps are but are unrelated to your UTI. Finish the Macrobid as prescribed and if symptoms persist or get worse call your physici... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fa... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Low risk: What you're describing is a "close call". If the condom did not come off chances are low but it only takes one sperm and we can "never say never". You... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, depending when it performed it is accurate +\- 7days
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not strong symptoms: Assuming your concerned about possible pregnancy, these symptoms don't necessarily indicate such. If your period is late, wait a week and take a home ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Doing these activities this early on in your pregnancy was ok but as your pregnancy progresses refrain from any activity that causes or could cause tr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: The barrier for protection for the baby is the amniotic sac. Should your "water beak" that would mean the sac had broken and amniotic fluid is leaking... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: No, it just added to the amount of progesterone in your system. It may cause some irregular spotting but in terms of pregnancy prevention, you should ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely but really depends on the length of your cycle. If you have a short cycle length, 20 days for example, it is possible. You should always... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
ER or doctor: Depending on if you are in pain you need to seek treatment for evaluation if your ovaries have been hyperstimulted
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Seek second opinion: Persistent abdominal pain for 13 months is abnormal and by now some type of diagnostic test should be performed or a diagnostic laparoscopy may need t... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Many reasons: Unfortunately there are many reasons why your cycle is acting out of routing - too many to discuss. We generally don't get concerned however if it's j... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not concerned: Not a real reason for concern. If you were having your period while on BC and stopped BC and didn't have periods, you may just need the BC to continue... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not normal: Pain 10 weeks after your surgery is not normal and you should notify the surgeon who performed the procedure
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No known benefit: There is no known benefit to the use of coconut oil to to the vagina either externally or internally
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Should be fine: The small amount of exposure that you had from the varnish should not effect you or your baby. Wish you a nice delivery :)
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unfortunately, no: Endometriomas are formed from areas of endometriosis on the ovary that have become cystic. Unfortunately weight loss won't alter their growth. Ovarian... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Perform another test: You may have an oudated pregnancy kit or not following the directions correctly. I suggest you buy a new kit or another brand and if the same result o... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Should be Ok: The light spotting is probably due to irritation of the cervix. You may have a benign, light infection causing irritation of the cervix or it may be d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Wait: It is a hernia and do not get it fixed until after your done having children. Having another pregnancy after fixing it may cause it to break down and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Removal of your benign serous cystadenoma should have no effect on your ability to ovulate, conceive and carry a pregnancy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Hopefully: Brown spotting verses bright red spotting is a sign of old blood and you shouldn't be concerned. Wait a week to see if you have a normal period and if... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Take it easy: You should refrain from excessive physical activity as cysts in this size range have a tendency to torse or twist causing excessive pain. Should pain ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
2 weeks: With today's over the counter pregnancy tests, if you are pregnant the test should be positive by 2 weeks after missing your period. If you still have... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Topical E2: Topical estrogen cream, Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream, works best when used as directed. It is a prescription medication however and would nee... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Get evaluated: if your period is so heavy that you're starting to feel week, I'm concerned that you may be becoming anemic. If you feel that your pulse is faster tha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends on things: It's difficult to know whether your pain if from your IUD placement or whether it it is related only to acts of intercourse. Pain is a "symptom". If t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Typically not cyclic: Endometriomas are areas of endometriosis found on the surface of the ovary. They are slow growing and result from entrapped blood within the cyst. The... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Typically a Pap test does not produce bleeding unless there was something going on at the time such as a mild case of cervicitis (mild vaginal infecti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
It can be narrowed: If an episiotomy was made, during repair the skin edges can be approximated closer and thus make the opening of the vagina, the introitus, narrower gi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Anovulatory cycle: More than likely you are experiencing an anovulatory cycle and you are experiencing break through bleeding as the uterine lining builds up - if this c... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Obtain plan B: Although Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does contain levonorgestrel, the same form of progesterone found in Plan B one step, it does no... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Seek treatment: Not certain how you acquired Chlymdia but regardless, you need to be treated as well as your current partner. Ignoring treatment could lead to possibl... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, this can be normal. It is always best however to rest on your left side as it enhances blood flow to the uterus because in this position, pressur... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: You should be evaluated by your OB as soon as possible to evaluate your cervix
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Probably normal: Most likely these are areas where the capillaries come very close to the skin surface, we call them hemangiomas, and are benign, normal conditions. Pi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Probably not: Being tired after giving birth is not abnormal especially if has altered your sleep or daily schedule significantly. Changes in skin color, especially... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Trichomoniasis, is one of many sexually transmitted infections (STI). It is transmitted through sexual contact, vaginal, anal or oral.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Great question ! Right after delivery, yes. HCG is produced by the placenta and although levels are lower than early in pregnancy, they are still pres... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No concern: Bladder or bowel prolapse (vaginal wall prolapse) will not interfere with IVF. Neither prolapse can cause a miscarriage.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Wish we could GPS it: It would be nice if we could GPS pain to its exact location but unfortunately we can't. Typically "kidney" pain is located in the mid or lower back bu... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
It's math: The best time to get pregnant is at ovulation, day 14 of a 28 day cycle (from the first day you bleed to the next time you bleed again) the luteal pha... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much I was really worried and now I feel so much better.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Arizona - Spring
2015
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