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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Pelvic floor muscles: Used in sex & urinary control, can be weakened with age, childbirth or surgery. Kegels help to strengthen these muscles, stopping and starting urine m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Pelvic muscle: Kegels are exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic muscles. This helps with some bladder control issues, especially those that occur after having ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
They are: Exercises for the pelvic floor muscles, isometric contractions of these muscles(pubococcygeus muscles). They can serve to help man and women with uri ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Muscle strengthen: Pretend like you're trying to prevent passing gas (flatus). Hold that posture for 5 seconds and then release for 5 seconds. Repeat this cycle (15 re ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Same as for women: Men and women have the same muscles in the perineal area that serve the same functions. Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rossman
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, Certainly: A kegel is a contraction of pelvic floor muscles which both genders have. Weakness there can be involved in incontinence, back trouble, constipation, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises can increase pelvic floor strength, which is needed to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. The exercises can be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Practice it just like women do by properly isolating the pelvic floor muscles to exercise them with slow voluntary contraction and relaxation as if yo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Definitely yes: Kegels involve pelvic muscles ; have nothing to do with a woman's hymen.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohsin Jaffer
67 years experience Family Medicine
Kegel: Pelvic floor exercise, or kegel exercise (/ˈkeɪɡəl/, /ˈkiːɡəl/), consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pel ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Kegel exercises: Kiegel exercise strengthen the pelvic floor. The best way to learn to do this exercise is to to try to stop urine flow midstream. Once you feel the co ... Read More
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