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Dr. Lawrence Schappa

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scottsdale, AZ
35 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, depending when it performed it is accurate +\- 7days
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not normal: Pain 10 weeks after your surgery is not normal and you should notify the surgeon who performed the procedure
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Removal of your benign serous cystadenoma should have no effect on your ability to ovulate, conceive and carry a pregnancy.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
No known benefit: There is no known benefit to the use of coconut oil to to the vagina either externally or internally
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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 :)
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
3 months: Typically it takes your system up to three months sometimes to adjust to a different form of pill
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Any time that intercourse is performed without the use of contraception a chance of pregnancy is possible. The "withdraw method is not considered a a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
It's not exact: They don't date it because we cannot determine the "exact" date you conceived or miscarried. We can make a good guess usually within 7 days of either ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Usually one cycle: Picking up your pills a week late and then starting the new pack did throw your cycle off somewhat. This should straighten out after your next period ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, there is no problem with flying during your first or second trimester of pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Most likely yes: Your first period can come as early as 6 weeks after delivery and may be heavier than your typical cycle. Also depending on your activity level, you m... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Could be either: Unfortunately the "conceive date" is only an estimate and based on your times of intercourse either partner could be the father. A paternity test will... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Probably not: The fact that your cycles are still normal but two days shorter is nothing to be concerned about. If you have been having unprotected intercourse - ie... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Possibly: Your symptoms indicate that your period may just be a few days late - best to take another PT in a week
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not concerned yet: None of your symptoms are indicative that you're pregnant. Wait to see if your period comes as expected. If it doesn't, wait a week and take a home pr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Can happen: These are probably small hematomas or seromas from the incision and should resolve within the next few weeks. If they enlarge or significant drainage ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes,yes: Anytime you have intercourse with ejaculation there is a good chance of getting pregnant depending where you are in your cycle - nearer the time of ov... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
No: No, sperm cannot penetrate three layers of clothing - if naked however, barrier contraception should be used
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Shouldn't matter: Today's pregnancy tests are designed to detect very small concentrations of HCG. If pregnant, the test should be positive with both samples.
A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
No: There has to be some contact of semen to the vagina. Unless there is actual penetration it's highly unlikely.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
At least a week: Most of today's home pregnant tests are very sensitive and designed to detect HCG levels associated with pregnancy within 7-10 days of your expected p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Most likely not: Not if the injection was given as directed by the manufacurer. Given the 1st inj only during the first 5 days of a normal menstrual period, only w/in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
No: None of the methods you mentioned, showering, wiping or douching are known or effective forms of contraception. If in doubt consider "Plan B" to preve... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
You should be fine: From your description, you are wiping correctly. If any contamination from your rectum did get into the vagina, it generally won't cause an issue. Don... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Safe but effective?: To date, the use of the herbal medication, black cohash, used as directed, 20mg daily, has been safe but recent large randomized studies have not show... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Schappa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Uncertain: They are most likely a benign condition but without actually seeing them it's difficult to give an answer. It would be best to schedule an appointment... Read More

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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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