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If i do kegel exercises every day can it cause a bladder infection?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Very unlikely : I'm not aware of any association between kegels and bladder infections.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: While kegel exercises help you tone the muscles that control the outflow of urine from your bladder, they don't cause you to incompletely empty it. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria in your vagina with its close proximity to your urethra gain entrance into the bladder (for example during intercourse). So one thing you can do is void after sex. Also try taking cranberry extract regularly.

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