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Dr. Aaron Shapiro

General Practice
VA
9 years experience male

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General Practice

Licenses

United States: Virginia

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57 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Acute Bronchitis: Many conditions can cause persistent cough. Acute bronchitis, or "chest cold," can cause cough (+/- phlegm) along with back pain, body aches, chills, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
UTI: Pelvic discomfort and pain with urination can be caused by urinary tract infection. Drinking plenty of fluids will helps flush your bladder. Over the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
COVID-19: What symptoms are you experiencing and what are your particular concerns? If you believe you have COVID-19, you can ask your doctor or local health de... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Moles: Moles concerning for melanoma have an asymmetric appearance, have irregular borders, have nonuniform coloring or multiple colors, have a size larger t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Image/biopsy lump: Neck lumps have many benign and nonbenign causes. For a lesion that has been growing in size over a couple months, the next appropriate step is to ima... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
UTI, Simple cystitis: Approximately half of all women above the age of 18 years will develop a urinary tract infection in their lifetime, and about a third will have anothe... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Heel Pain: Burning heel pain is commonly caused by inflammation of the fibrous tissue called the plantar fascia. This condition is called plantar fasciitis. Rest... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
COVID-19 Spread: Close contact with respect to COVID-19 transmission is defined as within 6 feet for 10-15 minutes at a time without masks. For scenarios not considere... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Testosterone level: The testicular trauma you described is unlikely to have affected the ability of the testicle to produce testosterone. Early symptoms of low testostero... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
A 4th generation HIV test is very accurate at detecting both early (within 10 days of exposure) and late HIV infection. Considering that all 3 of your... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) could be a cause of your genital pain, especially in young men, but to make the diagnosis y... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
There are physical exam signs that suggest enlargement of the heart (or cardiomegaly), such as extra heart sounds, murmurs, and displacement of the po... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Elevated IgG4: Elevations of IgG4 in serum can be a sign of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), a condition of inflammation and fibrosis involving many organs, including... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Body temperature: Body temperature follows the circadian rhythm and so it is normal for your temperature to fluctuate throughout the day. Temperature is lowest in the e... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Cremasteric Reflex: The cremasteric reflex function to preserve thermoregulation of sperm. In the cold the cremaster muscle contracts to pull up the testes to a warmer en... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Menstrual flow and duration can vary over time and can be influenced by many factors. A lighter period can be normal. Lighter periods than usual can b... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Constipation: Unrelieved constipation can lead to bowel obstruction, resulting in nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloating. Progression to complete bowel obst... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Foot blister: A blister on the foot can be caused by friction from improperly fitted footwear, a big bite, or infection by bacteria or fungus. Do not pick at the bl... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Heart Pacer, ICD: Implantable cardiac stimulators may be necessary for treating certain abnormal heart rhythms as well as certain cases of heart failure. There are risk... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
COVID-19 symptoms: Many symptoms of COVID-19 overlap with other respiratory viral illnesses like the common cold. Sore throat and headache are known COVID-19 symptoms. T... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
C Difficile Severity: Severity of C. Difficile infection ranges from mild to severe. Mild infection presents with three watery stools a day +/- mild abdominal pain or tende... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility. The condition is described by three cardinal features: irregular periods, excess an... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Lumps on the scrotum could have many causes, most of them benign. It is possible that it can be pimples from buildup of dirt in the pores from poor hy... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
The pain you describe is likely from a muscle strain and not of concern given your young age, acute nature of the pain, and no family history of breas... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
It is not advisable to abruptly stop antidepressant medication. Discontinuation side effects can include severe dizziness, headache, and nausea lastin... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Tick bite care: Proper care for tick bites includes careful removal of the tick and cleaning the bite area with soap and water or rubbing alcohol. The tick should be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Back pain: Back pain is a very common complaint, and in most cases it is due to injury to the back muscles and ligaments. A combination of over-the-counter analg... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
COVID-19 Quarantine: South Africa has a COVID-19 resources website: https://sacoronavirus.co.za. Per the FAQ: "If you have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
C. Difficile : Mild to moderate C. Difficile infection can be treated on an outpatient basis. Hospitalization would be appropriate for severe infection.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Adrenal hemorrhage: Hemorrhage of the adrenal gland can be seen on imaging studies such as CT and MRI. Pathology from a surgical or autopsy specimen can demonstrate evide... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Globus Sensation: The feeling of something stuck in the throat is known as globus sensation. Globus sensation can be a symptom of reflux of stomach acid into the esopha... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
COVID-19 Bleed/Clot: In cases of severe infection, COVID-19 has been associated with increased bleeding and thrombotic complications, a condition termed COVID-19-associate... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Abdominal Pain: There are many causes of abdominal pain. In a female left abdominal pain can be gynecological. Worsening abdominal pain should be evaluated by a healt... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Constipation: Fear of having a bowel movement can be a sign of anal fissure, a tear in the tissue lining the anus from passage of hard stools. A doctor can evaluate... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Birth Control Pills: Birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation from occurring. After stopping the pill, the hormones from the pill will typically be out ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Nerve impingement: Impingement or entrapment of the ulnar nerve can cause the feeling of electric shock radiating down ones arm from the elbow to the pink and ring finge... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Sexual Arousal: Ejaculation can occur with sexual arousal stimulated by the voice and tone of your partner.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Almond Intolerance: Almond intolerance can cause bloating and flatulence several hours to days after consuming almonds and almond-based products like almond milk. It is t... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Drug Side Effect: Some antiretroviral medications are known to cause nightmares and sleep disturbance. This side effect is far less common for the medications includes ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
The warts in your hands or feet that you describe are associated with low risk HPV types. These low risk types are not associated with cancer. Thank y... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Discomfort or pain in the urethra could be urethritis, which has both infectious and non-infectious causes. Considering the negative STD panel, the se... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Testicular Torsion: Partial torsion is an incomplete twisting of the testicle on the spermatic cord. This still results in a reduction of blood flow to the testicle. Like... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Comprehensive Exam: The Mayo Clinic of South Africa offers comprehensive medical evaluation services. Please refer to the website: https://www.mayoclinic.co.za/life_exten... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Precordial impulse: When the heart beats, the movement of the left large chamber (ie, left ventricle) can be seen and felt along the chest wall. This point of maximum mot... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Bleeding from your gums when bushing your teeth could be from brushing too hard or a sign of gum disease. Follow up with your dentist regarding your o... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
A CT urogram uses X-rays to evaluate size and shape of the bladder, ureters, and kidneys. It provides an indirect visualization of these structures. A... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Undigested food: Some foods are not as digestible as others and so can show up in the stool undigested. Corn, which is yellow in color, is a common culprit of undigest... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
Soy cause cancer? No: Epidemiological studies have shown that consuming soy actually reduces the risk of cancer as well as cardiovascular disease. Soy milk is an acceptable... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 9 years experience
While it possible to transmit Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) through oral sex, it is much more likely to be transmitted by vaginal or anal inte... Read More
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thanks for the answer that really made me feel better, I appreciate it
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thank you doctor but I have a another Q will this lead to premature ej
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Thanks for your insight and taking the time to respond. Blessings. πŸ™

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2014MD
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