Dr. Kevin Fleishman

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fort Myers, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Myers, FL

Address

9021 Park Royal Drive, Fort Myers, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am an Obgyn in Southwest Florida with offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. I have a very gentle approach to patients. I am interested in minimally invasive procedures such as endometrial ablations and office tubal occlusion procedures. I also practice robotic minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. In obstetrics, I offer vbac's to the right candidates and gentle cesarean sections. We are working to designate are hospital as a baby friendly hospital. I welcome new patients.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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228 Answers
180 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, flying is safe in the first trimester as long is it is a commercial pressurized plane.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Water is best choice: I recommend drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water per day. I would add electrolyte drinks such as gatorade if you are exercising more than 1 hr at ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Over sedation: Iv pain medication decreases the pain of labor, but it can also sedate the baby, it can make the fetal heart rate tracing difficulty to interpret. S... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Anatomic survey: A mid-pregnancy ultrasound is designed to visualize the organs and look for the most common congenital abnormalities. The sex and gestational age ca... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Possible miscarriage: Any bleeding during the first trimester should be investigated with an exam and an ultrasound. It may just be implantation bleeding, but it could al... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes, in most cases: In low risk pregnancies light weightlifting is safe. I recommend no prolonged exercise on your back. Use common sense and if it hurts do not continue... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
At term and in labor: It is better to sleep on your side late in the third trimester and when you are in labor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Bleeding, pain: The most common symptoms of ectopics are bleeding, pain, delayed menses. It is important to be seen by your gynecologist as soon as you develop these ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Endometrial cancer usually presents with post menopausal vaginal bleeding. If left untreated many symptoms may occur, including back pain and pelvic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
NO: Prenatal vitamins just provide nutrients your diet is missing. Most western diets in the us have adequate nutrients, therefore the prenatal vitamins ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Delayed ovulation: Your symptoms are suggestive of delayed or absent ovulation this month. It could be caused by stress, weight changes or gettting closer to the menopa... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Ovarian tumor: There can be false elevations in HCG secondary to cross reactivity with other hormones. Some ovarian tumors can cause elevations in the pregnancy ho... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: Your most fertile times are midcycle, so that if you have regular periods you are not fertile the day before your period.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Breast infection: Chronic mastitis is a long term infection of the breast. It is somewhat rare. Burning pain in the breast is unlikely caused by an infection. More co... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Tilted backward: I uterus can be in neutral position, tilted forward or tilted backward. I tipped uterus usually refers to a uterus tilted backward.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Moderately: Ct scans are good at diagnosing large tumors and other common intra abdominal problems. Vaginal ultrasound is much better at visualizing the ovaries... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Stop hcg diet: I recommend more fluid and fiber and 4-6 small healthy meals daily with exercise and life style change.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Zofran (ondansetron): I have found zofran (ondansetron) to be effective for many types of nausea.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Irregular ovulation: The most likely cause of irregular periods is irregular ovulation. Common causes are stress, weight changes and thyroid dysfunction. If it continues t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence is a very common problem. It occurs more frequently after a vaginal birth and as you age. It can be treated with kegel exercises... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
2–3 days: If you have regular periods, a positive pregnancy test could be possible 2–3 days after a missed menses. Other common causes are delayed ovulation.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Too early: The pregnancy test should be positive around the time of a missed menses, 2 weeks after intercourse.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Anemia: If you are referring to low red blood cell blood counts then you are talking about anemia. This can be caused by many things, most commonly heavy vag... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Multiple: Yeast infections usually cause a white thick discharge with itching, and bacterial infections usually cause a yellow to green discharge with odor.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Depends: Most ovarian cysts are benign and simple and will the pain will decrease over 2-3 weeks, however if the pain is severe it is important to see your gyn... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Flagyl: 2gm flagyl, or Metronidazole taken orally. It is important to have your partner treated and also screened for other sexually transmitted diseases.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Track triggers: Keep a headache diary so you can isolate your triggers and therefore avoid them. Be aware of certain foods, stress, light, lack of sleep, and times of... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Same way: You should were the seatbelt the same way during pregnancy no matter how many fetuses you are carrying. The hip belt should be over the hip and the s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Depends: If the cysts are benign and functional they can be suppressed with medication that suppresses ovulation, like birth control pills. Try Ibuprofen for ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Leave alone: Little bumps around the lips are probably sebaceous cysts which are benign and require no treatment if there is no symptoms. If they grow then you ne... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Increased lubricatio: Swollen labia are often caused by excessive friction which can be reduced with water based lubricants.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: Most white spots on the labia are sebaceous cysts. These are benign collections of material derived from the skin overlying the labia. If it gets larg... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Probably: It is important to see your obgyn and check a prolactin level and thyroid level. Leaking breasts, or galactorrhea could be a sign of a pituitary tumo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin and Macrobid are other good choices. It is best to have your physician decide since he knows your full history.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Depends : Estrace (estradiol) is better for exterior vulvar and entrance atrophy and therefore better for intercourse discomfort. It is probably equal to vagi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Infection: Hydrosalpinx is a dilation of the fallopian tube, usually caused by a passed infection. It is a sign of chronic tubal damage. It is associated with ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
It can be: Your symptoms can be caused by many things, you need to see your gyn and get an evaluation, physical exam, thyroid testing and ultrasound. Are you ta... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Fiber: It is best to increase the fiber in your diet as well as exercise and staying hydrated. It is best not to depend on medication for the constipation... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: You usually conceive a little after ovulation, but you would not know it until you missed your period. That is when a pregnancy test should turn pos... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: It is common to get breast tenderness after starting birth control pills. It usually goes away after 3 mo so try to stick with it. It is not dangerous... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Depends: If you are taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for suppression of herpes, it is very safe and I have never seen it effect the liver function tests. It is al... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Several reasons: There are several reasons to need a d and c. The most common ones are irregular heavy bleeding and incomplete miscarriages. They are short procedure... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
2-3 weeks: The first symptoms of pregancy can be nausea, breast tenderness and a missed period.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Not studied: Airborne and many other over the counter agents have not been tested in pregnant women and are probably safe. There is also however little research c... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Guarded: What you are describing sounds like a stage iii ovarian cancer case. The treatment has improved but most statistics show a 50% 5 year survival. Wi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Mild risks: Norinyl, or trinorinyl is an old birth control pill. It has small risks of blood clots as do all birth control pills. Most women have no problem with... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Vaginal dryness is related to estrogen levels and age and other factors, not abnormal cervical cells.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Try motrin: I would try Motrin 800g every 8 hrs if you are not allergic to it and if it is not helpful then see your dr. For an exam and ultrasound.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
It is common: Hip pain is very common during pregnancy. It is caused by a combination of the high Progesterone in pregnancy that causes more relaxation in the join... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fleishman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fleishman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank u a lot. h0pe u can help many of us, its a helpul for me coz i g0t new idea with0ut askng d0ct0r in pers0nal.thnk u
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I have fibroids but they are very small and an ultrasound didn't reveal anything so my doctors don't know an I'm still in pain !!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanx doctor I will w8 for ur next answers related to tha same questn

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Fort Myers, FL - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Fort Myers, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Fort Myers Region, FL - Summer
2013

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