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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
The Proper way: Would require being in the office where the doc or physical therapist could touch your abdomen (to make sure these muscles were not being tightened) a ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
20 years experience in Urology
Everyone: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects fro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience in Sports Medicine
See your PCP: No.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Right now: Learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating, then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily. Don't rout ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Just a bit: It may provide a small measure of help, since the pubococcygeus muscle also loops around the anus as well as the urethra and may elevate the levator a ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
TIGHTEN GLUTEALS: Tighten the gluteal muscles which helps tighten the pelvic floor. Really good for the buttocks and vaginal wall as well.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Practice it: The best exercises strengthen core, spinal, shoulder, and neck muscles. I recommend shoulder blade squeezes. Since fatigue plays a major role in poor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience in Urology
For incontinence: Kegel exercises target the pelvic floor muscles and can be helpful in cases of stress urinary incontinence, where coughing, sneezing, laughing, bendin ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle length static: Isometric exercises by definition work the contracting muscle with resistance while the muscle maintains a static length. A plank is a great example, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Katy has a point: From a gynecologists perspective I can say that regarding pelvic floor anatomy and function we do have a few questions left to answer. In the meantime ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Curls, triceps: Extensions, push ups, pull ups.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Yoga: To my mind, the type of muscle tone and well being created and maintained by yoga practice exceeds the common physical culture of body muscle power bu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very few: In all probability
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
31 years experience in Urogynecology
Www.takethefloor.org: www.takethefloor.org is a website maintained by the american urogynecologic society. In the patient resources section is a printable explanation of k ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Kegel exercises do not tickle as a rule. However only you know whether they tickle you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Partially: Sahrmann exercises can help build abdominal strength (especially in abs below the belly bottom), and have been shown to partially correct the distasis ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: You have to contract your gluteal muscles. These are located in the buttocks. You should also thrust your pelvis forwards at the the same time. This c ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Prone Leg lifts: A good one is to lay prone, on your belly. Lift one straight leg towards the ceiling and hold for count of 10-15. Do series 6-10 7078769922with each ... Read More
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