A 19-year-old female asked:

What do kegels do?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Strengthen: Kegel exercises strengthen pelvic floor muscles. These exercises can improve symptoms of urinary incontinence and prevent prolapse of pelvic organs. Some women also report an improvement in ability to achieve orgasm.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can you do kegel exercises?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 27 years experience
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) and your perineal area. You can try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles in repetition several times a day -there are several regimens. I have patients do 3dets of 10 holding each squeeze upto 10seconds.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

If i'm doing kegels & it doesn't help what can I do?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See Dr.: A urogynecolgist can help you. There are many options for you and just becasue kegel exercises are not helping with, i suspect your bladder instability, you do have alternative treatment options, good luck.
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