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Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tampa, FL
31 years experience female

Locations

Tampa Obstetrics

Tampa, FL

Address

2701 W. MLK Jr. Blvd, Tampa, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I'm an OB/GYN who has worked in private practice, hospital owned practice, multi-specialty group, and now I'm an OB/GYN hospitalist. That means I care for patients in labor, GYN inpatients, and OB or GYN patients coming to the hospital through the emergency room. Outside the hospital I'm a mom with two sons. I enjoy cooking, travel, photography, music, reading, travel, and my collies.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Florida, Ohio

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

141 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Bartholin's: So you had a Bartholin's marsupialized? Yes it does take some time to heal. Marsupialization means to sew the gland open, so the fluid should not re... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Probably from shot: In all likelihood this is due to recent use of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Menses can be irregular, or even absent, for up to a year.... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Yes: Yes I would say so but if it is only spotting would not be worried about it.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do take childbirth classes. Do keep prenatal appts. Do familiarize yourself with the hospital.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do keep appointments. Do go to the hospital where your doctor is on staff.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Congratulations!: Be sure to get early prenatal care if you have not already begun. You want to make sure this pregnancy is healthy and in the uterus by getting an ear... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Possible: It wouldn't hurt to take a pregnancy test. A light period with positive pregnancy test can sometimes happen with impending miscarriage or ectopic (p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Yes: Yes you can bleach your hair. It will not affect the pregnancy.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Get prescription: See your provider. I'm so sorry you've dealt with breast cancer! You may need a prescription cream. A steroid cream or possibly combination antifun... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Probably not: You are pretty young, it is not unusual for your periods to be late occasionally. If you still don't menstruate and aren't pregnant, see your provide... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ask: Providers vary on this. I myself like to check the patients if they agree. Don't check yourself. At your next appt. Express your concerns and reque... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
See provider: If you are only cramping and not bleeding follow up with provider in the office next week. If bleeding begins you may want to go to ER.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Take test: Unlikely, but 25% of pregnancies have some bleeding in the first trimester, so if in doubt, it is always smart to take a test. See provider if in dou... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
No: It will not affect you later in life.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Possibly: Temperature charts are less reliable than ovulation predictor kits. These are available over the counter, simply test by holding the stick in your ur... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
See specialist: Consider seeing an MFM (maternal fetal medicine) specialist. They can take more detailed look via ultrasound and make recommendations if they think y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Blood test would: Blood test can show pregnancy 14 days after conception. It would be too early to see anything on vaginal ultrasound. 6-7 weeks would be more realist... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Yes: If you haven't missed any pills, and have been taking them exactly as instructed, you are protected. OCPs are 97-99% effective.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
May be: Dysmenorrhea is painful cramps with menstruation. It may be mild or severe. Persistent severe cramps can sometimes be associated with endometriosis,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Sciatic nerve pain: Various causes of pain exist. In pregnancy the joints become more lax, and low back and hip pain is common. Also, the sciatic nerve, a large nerve r... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Yes: Abdominal ultrasound should detect the pregnancy. However vaginal ultrasound would be more helpful especially if the pregnancy is not as far along as... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Wait and see: You may not have anything this early. You may want to test in about a week. In the meantime you may develop breast tenderness, nausea, fatigue, or e... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Be checked: Some women do get Bartholin's cysts on both sides. Best thing is to be seen. It is usually simple to drain. If the cysts keep recurring or develop... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
See your internist: You may have low blood sugar, abnormal heart rhythm, or sometimes even panic attacks. Best see your primary doctor to rule these conditions out.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Several options: You can take Peri-colace or Senokot, (senna) both are brand names for docusate sodium. And of course see your provider for a complete prenatal exam. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Not ovulating?: You may not be ovulating. How long have you been trying? 80% of women your age will conceive within one year of trying. You can test for ovulation ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Try waiting: If this is the first cycle, breakthrough bleeding is common. If you have been on several cycles, you might want to consider switching pills. Talk to... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Yes!: Yes, you can try ovulation induction agents, such as clomid, (clomiphene) or if necessary, injectable medications. See a reproductive endocrinologist... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Depends: If you are taking antibiotics, you might need a back up method. Some antibiotics increase the metabolism of the birth control pills in the liver so t... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Possibly: At your age ovarian function declines. Ovulation is still possible but will probably not occur regularly. You can see you GYN for a test called FSH ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Need transvag u/s: Possibly. You should have a transvaginal ultrasound and see an MFM (high risk pregnancy dr.) if you haven't done so. You may benefit from a cerclage... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely, but if you are unsure, take a pregnancy test, and be sure to use protection whenever undertaking any sexual activity.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ovulation, cyst: Ovulation or small cyst rupture may be responsible. It is unusual for a ruptured cyst to cause so severe a problem that it needs surgery. If you are... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
See specialist: Your questions need addressed by reproductive endocrinologist. In some cases IUI is helpful. Has your partner had semenanalysis? Have you been chec... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Unsure at this point: Sometimes the breasts are still dense enough that they need to get what is called "cone down views" to get a more detailed picture. This does not nece... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
?: You may be thinking of the Valsalva maneuver, an increase in abdominal pressure when we cough, sneeze, or vomit. This is also the maneuver we ask wom... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Late period: May just be a late, light period. Pregnancy is unlikely, but should be ruled out with a pregnancy test.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do keep. appts., arrive early, stay calm, be patient! Take time for yourself, IVF is stressful.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do. keep appts. Do eat healthy. Don't gain excess weight. Don't smoke, drink, or use drugs.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: 25% of pregnancies are lost in the first trimester.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Several things: Irregular bleeding is quite common. Are you on the pill? Could be breakthrough bleeding. If not, perhaps you didn't ovulate last month and this cou... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Hard to say: Best direct this question to your infertility provider. They will retrieve whatever eggs they can after the stimulation cycle. It is difficult to fr... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Avoid intercourse until you've been retested and have a negative culture.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do follow up with your provider. Do get any ordered blood tests. Do get any needed injections.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do discuss hormone treatment pros and cons with your provider. Dress in layers. Stay hydrated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do give yourself time to grieve. Do decide whether you need birth control or want another pregnancy.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
See dr.: Ideally the HCG should double every 2-3 days in early pregnancy. You've seen only a 31% increase over 4 days. That being said I've seen HCG's do som... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Possibly go to ER: How heavy is the bleeding? If she is soaking more than one pad per hour she should consider proceeding to the emergency room, if she can't get into h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Unlikely pregnancy: It sounds like you are not pregnant. In your last cycle you may have not ovulated, causing the late period. We call these anovulatory cycles. If yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
31 years experience
Ignore: Do keep. appts. Do check sugars. Do follow diet. Do take needed medications.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Leenhouts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leenhouts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 3, 2017
I recommend Dr.Kathryn
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Definitely not ovulation or menstrual pains, so it might be cysts. ^_^
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just curious as I am getting one for different reasons. Thanks!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thanks for your answer, I'm starting fsh injections next cycle

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Completed 1995

Awards

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Affiliations

ACOG
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Florida Medical Association
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